Space Whimsy

Space Whimsy

The Fun Frontier Our granddaughter started Kindergarten last week. One of the first things to ascertain from a five year old is “what they want to be when they grow up”.  Her career choice is “Space Teacher”. The school took a photo of her...
Reunion

Reunion

Happy Days I’ve been involved with planning a grade school reunion. High school reunions are more common, but in recent years grade school reunions have gained popularity. I won’t say what year, but the illustration might get you in the neighborhood. Hint:...
New and Improved?

New and Improved?

A New Me All my social media, website, and portfolio sites were branded with a photo of me beset by a green bird (see below). The selfie was taken several years ago, upon which I added the whimsical avian upon my shoulder. Responses were great and it served well. I...
I’m No Einstein, But . . .

I’m No Einstein, But . . .

Smart People I read biographies. I’m fascinated by lives, and sometimes imagine myself in the shoes of those I study. That wasn’t easy to do with Albert Einstein, whose Walter Isaacson bio I recently finished. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but had little...
Matilda’s Woes

Matilda’s Woes

Work “Sweet is the sleep of the laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.”  Ecclesiastes 5:12 This jives with my experience. Saturdays are often designated as my “work around the house...
Autumn and Birds and Feet

Autumn and Birds and Feet

The Birds I enjoy them. They’re quirky, they bop around, yank live bait out of the ground, and they fly. I like almost everything that flies. Wasps, not so much, airplanes, yes! As Summer lingers, along with 90+ temperatures, we are looking forward to autumn....
Canine Whimsy

Canine Whimsy

The Dog I recently wrapped up illustrations for a children’s book about Santa’s dog. It’s called Santa’s Dog. More about the book when we approach Christmas. You can catch a peek at the cover on my FB...
A Wolf, Goat, and a Cabbage Got into a Boat

A Wolf, Goat, and a Cabbage Got into a Boat

Leonardo struggled with Math. So says biographer Walter Isaacson, citing DaVinci’s notebook entry doubling 4,096 to get 8,092. I take satisfaction in knowing the great thinker didn’t get carrying the one. I recall standing at the blackboard as a befuddled...
A League of My Own

A League of My Own

I don’t recall that our grade school baseball team had a name. Our uniforms were white with red trim, caps, and stockings, emblazoned with St. John’s across the chest. I suppose we were simply called St. John’s. We were in the CYC league and played...
Oh, Tannenbaum!

Oh, Tannenbaum!

Wie treu sind deine Blätter! Even if you don’t speak German you may know the song. Roughly translated, that line is “How faithful are your leaves!” A Tannenbaum is a fir, or evergreen tree. This song was a standard in the predominantly German...