Comics, Take 3

Garfield Minus Garfield.

Comics, Take 2

Garfield, I haven’t come back to in appreciation yet.  I still think it’s pretty juvenile.  While I hope my kids find it and love it like I did, I also hope they outgrow it This and tomorrow’s entry do something to Garfield that makes it interesting, much more interesting than it would be on its […]

Peanuts Without the Last Frame

I’ve had three phases of my life in relationship to Peanuts. Elementary School Years, I checked out as many Peanuts books as possible and devoured them Adolescence and Early Adulthood, I didn’t really get the Peanuts and thought they were childish artifact Adulthood, I have a new appreciation for the Peanuts One thing that has […]

Then and Now

Hilarious and nostalgic at the same time…a couple of these are mildly NSFW.

This Hit Me of Late

In the Attic by Seamus Heaney 1. Like Jim Hawkins aloft in the crosstrees Of Hispaniola, nothing underneath him But still green water and clean bottom sand, The ship aground, the canted mast far out Above a seafloor where striped fish pass in shoals— And when they’ve passed, the face of Israel Hands That rose […]

Thanks, Shotts…

Every time I think of Coca-Cola, I think of The Blinks. Click on the image to go to the article. I do find this article fascinating, however, and am reminded how surrounded we are my technological marvels.  Collective miracles, since no one person holds the key to delivering a can of Coke.  There’s also a […]

“It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all…”

She was defiantly independent, unbelievably loyal, tender with our kids, and territorial. She was living proof that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks, as she got smarter and smarter the longer she lived, learning to communicate what she wanted more and more efficiently. She hated getting wet. She protected Eliot and Sara from […]

No Horizon: Loggerheads

Here’s the first in a series dedicated to the BP spill. This image was created with ink, oil, and water (and Photoshop). The initial splotch was created, incidentally, in a sketchbook given to me by Toby.  

Recurring Themes

Last night I came home late. Sara informed me the kids were asleep. When I went to kiss them goodnight, Eliot was missing from his bed. I found him in our bed with the reading lamp on and this in his hands.  

Something to Look Forward To…

None of it feels better than seeing Ian McKellan appear in Gandalf’s seat again.

The trifecta is complete

If you haven’t watched these, I highly recommend.  It leans a little crasser than my sense of humor usually does, but in this case I think it’s deserved. Click on the bearded one to view:

May your Christmas Spirit rival…

…Darth’s: Merry Christmas to all of my Hollow Souls!

Funny…

in a sick sort of way… “May the Force be with you”.

Our childhood as fodder for new culture

Bask in the brilliance:

Elvis Ate America

"Overman would be proud," I mumbled to myself after hearing the second Elvis song in a row at 8:05 yesterday morning. Yup, he would be ecstatic that if there was one thing carried over from my high school education, that I could recall Elvis Presley’s birthday with minimal prompting would be it. So I thought […]