Hi, Friends!

Welcome to the curious world of Grablatch Jukeberry :) This started as napkin doodles in my cafe 8 years ago.

I grew up in the pastures of Western Pennsylvania crawling through drainpipes in the woods, observing the anxious movements of black-capped chickadees, and dropping out of highschool in order to read Doestevsky with the feeling he deserves.

Then I got all serious about stuff in college and forgot to laugh. Eventually it came back to me after retirement from my post as an applied philosopher with the LA Public School District. Quickly I reentered the workforce as a Mom, the most incredible career move ever. Now I am lucky to invest my days bopping around cafes writing books and articles, making art, fostering free-range, organic community in urban third spaces as a Mother Clucker, and eating many units of candy. 

Thanks so much for stopping by--I hope you enjoy these creations as much as I enjoyed creating them!

P.S. -- I'm writing a book about the last seven years building community through cafe culture in LA: "The Coop" eventually found here: www.Mother-Clucker.com

Connect: Grablatch-at-Gmail-dot-com.


Q: What's up with the name?
A: I needed a pseudonym to publish my 'interesting' art & writing under so professionals couldn't google me and disqualify me from gainful employment. "Grablatch" is what my Dad called any object that he couldn't remember the name of, so it seemed kinda fitting for a body of creativity that I can't ever quite find a description for. Jukeberry? I don't know--ask Grablatch. That's just his last name.

Q: How long has the world of GJ been around?
A: Well, my brain is 34 years old, so that long, but the site itself launched in 2010.

Q: How do you come up with this stuff?
A: Haven't the foggiest. But I'm not on drugs if that's what you're really asking.

Q: How can I give you millions of dollars?
A: Isn't the real question, "When"?

Q: Is your real name Cat?
A: Sort of.

Q: Do you have cats?
A: Yes.

Q: How many?
A: 2.5 --one of them is huge.

Q: Music?
A: Sigur Ros, gospel Elvis, Cake, The Tree Ring, Yann Tiersen, Radiohead, Beck, Bach

Q: What TV Shows & Movies inspire you?
A: Just got a television set this year and haven't been to the cinema since UP. But obviously "Anne of Green Gables," "Babe," "The 3 Amigos," and "MacGyver," "My So-Called Life," & "The Dick Van Dyke Show."

Q: Favorite color?
A: All of them exploding together! Otherwise, white.

Q: Do you have a real job?
A: Your MOM has a real job.

Q: Coffee or Tea?

Q: Basketball or Ballet?
A: Yes.

Q: Stone Cottage or A-frame Chalet?
A: That just ripped my heart asunder. I cannot choose between Perfections.

Q: Favorite poet?
A: Wordsworth.

Q: Favorite instrument?
A: Cello.

Q: Favorite dessert?
A: Berry Cobbler.

Q: Favorite non-dessert food?
A: I hate this question. Beef stew?

Q: Dream vehicle?
A: Lil' pick-up truck.

Q: Political affiliation?
A: Abraham Lincoln.

Q: Schooling?
A: It's complicated.

Q: Favorite non-family member human?
A: Dallas Willard. And my glue crew that keeps me glued together: Larissa, Darla, & Michelle. I wish you knew how amazing they are!

Q: Are you happy? If you're happy and you know it shout, "Hurray!"
A: HURRAY!!!!!!!!!

Q: Can you do like 8 cartwheels?
A: Is the Pope Catholic?