Carving out some quality time at home.

Nick Benson began working at the John Stevens Shop as a teenager (under his father Fud's watchful eye) and by his late twenties was regularly carving world-class inscriptions on memorials, monuments, and buildings across America.  

In 2010 Nick was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, more colloquially known as the Genius Grant, and he “continues to strive for the high standards of artistry and tradition set by his forebears” every day.

We asked him his five must-have books for being stranded on a deserted island, or, more importantly, for fighting the cabin-fever blues right now.

Read all about Nick and his stir-crazy cure-all book list >

Wicked/Smart Stuff.

O' Journal

Rednecks, Greenhorns, and the Bounding Main.

Rednecks, Greenhorns, and the Bounding Main.

Like all honest Roman histories, this is written from ‘egg to apple.’ Not.
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July 08, 2020 — Johnny Mustard
The Hong Kong Gong Show

The Hong Kong Gong Show

An amateurish Oriental atonal ma non troppo Gonzo journalistic sound/memory pastiche held barely together.
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June 28, 2020 — Johnny Mustard
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns...
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June 22, 2020 — Johnny Mustard