Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Non-Metal Maiden

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

My boyfriend has recently started a band with his friends. Unfortunately it is heavy metal. Not only do the practices disrupt our home life but they recently had their first show and I kinda hated it. What should I do? Tell him and hurt his feelings, or keep lying to him?

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No Chill Pill by Dani Alvarez - Pyragraph

When and How Often to Take a Chill Pill

Dani Alvarez
| New York, NY, US | | 0 Comments

If I look tired, I probably am, and therefore I am either: A) grumpy or, B) not wearing eyeliner, and well, screw you either way. If I am angry or anxious, maybe I have my reasons, and a chill pill isn’t what I need.

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Dear Rich: Do I Have to Pay to Use Pre-Installed Fonts?

Rich Stim
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I have used these fonts extensively for my consulting work to produce reports, many of which are available as PDFs (with font embedded) online. I recently read that I may need to pay for the rights to these fonts.

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Tequila - Ashlee Renz-Hotz - Pyragraph

How These 10 Books Are Like a Shot of Tequila for 2017 Like a sip of the golden fire, these books will make you feel invincible.

Ashlee Renz-Hotz
| New York, NY, US | | 0 Comments

Some of these tomes will open you like a window and let it all hang out. Others will flash some skin. Others will make you weepy, with a whopping hangover after. And, some, I can promise, you just might hate.

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Happy Birthday to Us, Whoo

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I’ll be honest, the simple act of listing what we’ve accomplished makes me feel pretty great and makes me excited to contemplate what we’ll achieve in the coming year and years beyond that. Because, to continue being honest, I feel a palpable feeling of overwhelm.

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Karsten Creightney,_4th of July Picnic - Pyragraph

What’s Your Deal, Karsten Creightney?

Pyragraph Staff
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Trial and error is important. Re-contextualizing pieces of pictures into alternate realities can be a struggle. Scraps are, on some level, always scraps. I integrate them into the painting, yet something remains of their past lives. They speak of other pictures than mine.

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Dear Little Bobby: Tired in Tucson

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

We all know about the triumvirate of “sex, drugs and rock ‘n ‘roll.” Having lots of sex and doing drugs can each contribute to a lack of sleep. I recommend as much sex as possible, but not a lot of drugs.

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Covine Expulsion by Clarke Condé - Pyragraph

Dear Rich: Can I Republish ‘The Raven’?

Rich Stim
| | 0 Comments

I recently changed career paths and am now studying graphic art and am wondering if I could publish and sell the book as opposed to just keeping it for personal use.

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Indigenous women march on Washington - Pyragraph

Marching While Indigenous My experience as a Diné woman at the Women's March on Washington

Liz McKenzie
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Women who found themselves marching with us joked about “being Indian for a day” and then got angry when we asked them to leave because of their disrespect.

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10 Ways to Survive as a Musician in London

Guest Blogger
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The music industry is not going to end, of course. In fact, I feel positive that it could become the biggest it’s ever been. The demand for music is high. So what needs to be done to get there and how can musicians like me survive in the changing times?

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Dear Rich - Pyragraph

Dear Rich: What Should My Cease and Desist Letter Say?

Rich Stim
| | 0 Comments

I found a website that uses my photograph at the top of their main page and their “About” page, without permission or credit. I registered the image with the Copyright Office long ago. What language should I use when I first email the firm?

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Frisky in Frisco

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

For some people, some fantasies should remain fantasies. For others, I recommend living the fantasy out, but doing it safely and with wide open eyes and a wide open heart, knowing that we can never really know an experience until we know it.

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Thorn bed by Danila Rumold - Pyragraph

Holding My Own Pain: Making ‘Thorn-bed’

Danila Rumold
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Ocotillo medicine is used to move stagnation. Thus “thorn-bed” has a double meaning suggesting pain, while acting as a remedy for ending the phenomena of being stuck, blocked, or otherwise suffering.

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Brutus - David - Pyragraph

Art is Political Because Life is Political

Aaron J. Shay
| Seattle, WA, US | | 1 Comment

Everything we touch and use in this world has been affected by the choices of businesses, governments, activist groups and individual people. The instruments we play our music on, our paints and canvases, the plays that we read from, the books that we publish.

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What’s the Point? The Artist’s Dilemma

| Austin, Texas US | | 5 Comments

A riddle: What is the point of doing something that someone else has already done before, probably better than you could ever possibly do it?

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Trump era emoticons by Michael Ellis - Pyragraph

Trump Era Emoticons Just in time for the inauguration!

Michael Ellis
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

On this inauguration day, illustrator Michael Ellis offers a custom set of emoticons to help get you through the fresh hell that will be the Trump era.

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