#060: walking around the west village

Postcard sent to Beth Maudlin of Texas, one of my Twitter buddies.

A few days ago, I tweeted out, “The first person to email me wins this original drawing” etc, Beth was the first one to reply. [NB- the tweet has since been deleted].

About the drawing: This time, back in New York City’s West Village in December, 1998, I was shopping for Christmas presents in the snow. It was was one of those moments when life seemed absolutely perfect. Everything was alright in the universe. Those moments had become increasingly non-existent ever since leaving college, it was nice to be back in the flow again.

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#059: you try to make it meaningful

Postcard sent to my Austin buddy, Tucker Max, former notorious author and Founder of Scribe Media. I sent him a postcard already (#039), but I thought he’d really like this one.

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#058: dirty, filthy & wrong

Postcard sent to Martin Gram in Copenhagen, my old Danish buddy from my 1990’s New York days.

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#054: but to care

Postcard sent out to Jamie Alexander, an old Cargilfield school chum, now living in Fife, just down the road from St Andrew’s.

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#049: you don’t get smarter with age

Postcard sent to Callum Campbell, an old Edinburgh school chum, now living in Warwickshire.

We weren’t close at school- he was in the year above me, for one thing. But later, I saw him around a lot drinking in Whigham’s Wine Bar, where I worked at during my college vacations.

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#037: the great thing about being scottish

Postcard sent to Mark Blyth, Scots expat, Professor of Political Economy at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. This is a replacement card for the other one that got lost somehow. Sic transit gloria mundi.

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#036: this ain’t no john coltrane

Handmade postcard sent to Martin Gram, a very old and dear friend living in Copenhagen. A Danish photographer, we first met London in the early 1990s, and he was pretty much my best friend when I lived in New York.

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all the sinners

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Another one landed…

Another hand-drawn postcard landed in Scotland, this time #028, sent to Susie Verden-Anderson, an old school chum. They all seem to get marked with this orange stripe in transit- I’m guessing that’s a UK postal thing, not a US Mail thing.

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#027: i needed to be alone

Postcard sent to Robert Alstead, an old Edinburgh school chum, now living in Vancouver.

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#26: spiritual potential

Hand-drawn postcard sent to marketing legend, author and speaker, Seth Godin, who A. isn’t Scottish, but B. has had a huge impact on my career nonetheless.

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#022: had life gone the way I had hoped.

Postcard sent to Brian Hamill, Editor at The Common Breath, an arts publication in Glasgow.

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