What John Ashcroft and I have in common…

…besides both being bipedal carbon-based life forms, that is — we both own one of these:

It’s the John Ashcroft snow globe, created by artists Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese. I have one because they sent me a note awhile back and I met with them and traded art for art. As for Ashcroft, well, the story is here.

More information on Ligorano and Reese and their work (which is available for sale in limited editions, and frankly I can’t think of a lovelier gift this holiday season than a John Ashcroft snowglobe which plays “White Christmas,” unless it’s maybe a signed Tom Tomorrow print) can be found at their website.