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This isn’t that last rose to bloom in the big garden. The big thorny red rose is always the last, and as of yesterday it still had one flower left. It won’t be there today, after last night’s windstorm. The … Continue reading
This blog is by design as close to nonpolitical as possible. It’s supposed to be a refuge from all the bad and difficult things that run the world, a place to find something cool or funny or interesting to look … Continue reading
World Headquarters has always had an outbuilding, a two and a half car detached garage. This garage is the model for all the detached garages in Kekionga, and appears directly in the comics as The Old Double Garage where Shadow … Continue reading
Today the Tree Man came with his crew to cut down the three enormous ash trees that have been the main feature of the landscape around World Headquarters for much longer than the 25 years we’ve lived here. These friendly … Continue reading
A welcome sight, from left to right: street/general purpose glasses, studio glasses, bifocal shades. My new prescription has been made up, and I can see again in all three modes. Plus my street glasses are in an old favorite set … Continue reading
Like many cartoonists, I have a complicated relationship with Charles Schultz and Peanuts. I loved it as a child in the sixties and early 70s, both in the newspaper and in the book collections that were everywhere at the time. … Continue reading
Humorous social commentary? Minor but effective rebellion against the Man? Someone a little bored chopping wood and carrying water at the big chain drugstore? Regardless, since everything’s the same price, there’s no harm done. And it’s so great to see. … Continue reading
First, Happy Armstrong Day. On July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of NASA became the first human beings to walk on the surface of another world. Those of you who are too young to remember that day, and … Continue reading
There was a time , not so very long ago (or so it feels) that I wanted this camera more than just about anything. It was rare even then: the K1000 with brown leatherette instead of the usual black, and … Continue reading