Tag Archives: a cartoonist’s life

t shirts

This afternoon, with notebook and phone camera. Three loads of clean T shirts hanging on the lines in the backyard for the second day in a row.  Brought them in yesterday afternoon, damp around their collars, when it started to … Continue reading

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the hunting dragon– or is it a dinosaur?

In the dust of the parking lot, a big brown grasshopper buzzes low, seems to stop, folds its wings, and drops into the dust where the construction equipment stood all summer.  It is followed immediately by a sparrow, equally brown, … Continue reading

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big rain notebook

A long day of torrential rain, with lots of things in progress and nothing finished– so perhaps this would be a good time for a wander through the famous cartoonist’s notebook: Q: Why is it so dark in this house? … Continue reading

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nostalgia

Remember that time we went to the “Khyber Pass” and I found a whole lamb chop in the lamb curry? (Down among the neck bones … writing this was my major accomplishment of the day, superseding even cleaning out the … Continue reading

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things to want and buy

A cartoonist spent a day out today, wandering across two counties, scribbling in her notebook, taking pictures of random objects, eating in cafes, and shopping.  There were many things to want and buy! Which of the following did she bring … Continue reading

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on a grey seal

Had an actual list of about a dozen things I needed to do today, written in my official maroon Important Note Taking Pen on the back of an old envelope.  That’s a pure temptation to fate, so of course I … Continue reading

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into the valley of health care and lorna doones

(The fiction project returns tomorrow. Today was, for reasons that will soon become apparent, not conducive to making things up.  Truth is stranger than fiction.) Took a break from my usual routine today to get myself a big old wad … Continue reading

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life’s little victories: the new check register

This may be another one of those topics which require a word of explanation for our younger readers.  Back in olden times, when mammoths walked the earth and the internet was not invented, people used to pay for things by … Continue reading

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on roman britain

Nothing can stop a writer from gathering research material on a project, even a long term project that has been running since the late 1970s and is almost certain to never see the light of day.I’ve been “working on” an … Continue reading

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tumblr sick day– inexplicable

Day two of the Horrible Illness.  Have progressed from All the Snot in the World to If I Cough One More Time My Brain is Going to Explode and Then There Won’t Be a Blog and You’ll Be Sorry Then, … Continue reading

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