Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sometime after you turn 30…

I’ve been wondering when exactly middle age begins. I think it’s an imprecise term. I remember kids in 4th grade who were more middle aged in their behavior than some people I know who are in their 50’s. My definition … Continue reading

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I’ll never be as good as…

I wish I could draw like Ronald Searle did. I wish I cold tell stories like Stephen King. I wish I could paint like Howard Pyle. I wish I could draw like Walt Kelly. I wish I could write like … Continue reading

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Once again, I didn’t win an Oscar.

I watched the Oscars for the first time in years last night. I didn’t win one. Again. I guess you need to be nominated or something… But William Joyce won for best animated short. Congrats to a ‘kids book icon’, … Continue reading

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Earthling! Reviews from the UK.

This is a toot-your-own-horn-while-you-still-can post. So toot-toot. Earthling! has received some nice reviews in the UK recently. The book was released in the UK in February, but it won’t be available in the US until July. Earthling! is a young reader … Continue reading

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Spam in my Blog email.

I enjoy reading the emails that the Spam filter catches here on my WordPress Blog. There is a fair share of crazy ramblings in a language I do not speak or read. I think it’s Klingon. The occasional rant from … Continue reading

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I work best when I am not working.

No, the title of this post is not my new lazy-manifesto, self-help-book for procastenators. This may not be news to other writers but I do far better writing when I am NOT sitting in front of my computer writing. What … Continue reading

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The Mud Barons of Oregon.

Walking the dogs today reminded me why I did this cartoon. I was stuck knee-deep before my dogs pulled me out.

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