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Rings of Saturn: Issue 40 Action Shots!

Posted in Action Photos!, Issue Forty with tags , , , , on November 4, 2012 by mohawko

Operative Chad wore Ken Baumann‘s story and our 40th issue around the environs of the Art Prize, held in Grand Rapids, MI each year. In this once-in-a-lifetime installment of Action Shots, the Safety Pin Review inspires its wearers to make dramatic life choices.

Vision on, to find out how, and where, and when. Chad knows!

This Is How You Plan for the Longest Journey

This is how you frequent your local library.

This Is How You Capture Light

This is how you create mood.

This is How You Win at Business in Western Michigan

This is how you hydrate.

This Is How You Fracture Light

This is how you practice your moves.

This Is How You Take to the Streets

This is how you cross.

This Is How You Spot Objects in the Sky

This is for those who look forever up.

This Is How You Hold On Forever


And this is how you keep warm.


Did you know that a ring of Saturn, sized down, fits around your finger just like an engagement ring?


This Is How You Say Yes

I’d draw your eyes to the pumpkins, but you’ve already read them, haven’t you?

That’s right.


She said yes, of course. *CONGRATULATIONS, CHAD!!!**

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

LET THE SPR DEFINE YOUR LIFE. Enter today, by any and every means.

We are reveling. Big ferocious thanks to Chad and Ken for wearing and writing. For always. xx

Issue Forty!!

Posted in Issue Forty with tags , , , on October 29, 2012 by mohawko

Welcome, welcome, to All Hallow’s Week. In the midst of unprecedented weatherly anomalies, we are proud to present our devastatingly special fortieth issue, worn about the environs of Grand Rapids, MI, by fearless Operative Chad Patton, himself a former SPR contributor. We bring these mysterious words to you from distant lands:

ISSUE FORTY (10/29/12):


Ken Baumann

Operative: Chad Patton (Grand Rapids, MI)

About the author: Ken Baumann is. For more, see

About the operative: Chad Patton is an English teacher, a swim coach, a rookie beer brewer, and a writer. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI with his fiancée/volunteer photographer of things pinned to his back.