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Leg Update

Because so many people responded to my stupidly long post yesterday, I figure they deserved an update.   The antibiotics are already starting to work. The coloration is better, the swelling is down, and the pain has lessened. I’m still not back to how I was on Thursday, but it seems like the nasty possibility […]

I Am A (Temporary) Wizard Again!

One of the truest statements about life as a freelancer/creative-for-hire is that the general situation of your working life shifts around on a regular basis. Your creative process and the ebb and flow of your days will change significantly based on who your client is, what type of project(s) you’ve currently got on your desk, and […]

Monday Morning Knee Update (It’s Monday Morning, Right?)

As I posted yesterday, over the weekend I managed to do something really, truly, deeply painful to my knee … but which the doctor at urgent care tells me is “just soft muscle damage.” I’m not disputing her … it seems like the right call to me. There are no signs of structural damage to […]

My Weekend So Far (A Long Tale)

Woke up Saturday morning with my left knee bothering me. Stiff muscles and moderate pain when I put my full weight on it. I figured I must’ve slept with it tucked in an unfortunate position … it’s happened before. So I wrapped it in an ace bandage, grabbed my “old man cane” and set gingerly […]

Live-Sketching the State of the Union

I’ve been trying to strengthen my caricature skills a little recently—practicing more, participating in some free public events, and such—so while I decided to try something new while watching President Obama’s State of the Union address last Tuesday. Last year I did some sketching in my notebook of the different faces that were popping up on […]

A Diva, An Alien, and a Wizard Leave the Stage

Wow but it’s been a tough couple of weeks in terms of talented entertainers making their final curtain calls. There have been no fewer than four celebrity deaths recently that touched me enough to make me want to say something about them. So in the interest of not letting this blog be overwhelmed with eulogies, and […]

Farewell and Adieu, AFK E&E

Over the past two years AFK Elixirs & Eatery has been more than my favorite restaurant, favorite bar, and favorite hangout … it’s been my second home. And the people there, from the ownership to the staff to the other regular patrons have been a like a second family. When word came down just a […]

SUMO: RIP Kitanoumi Oyakata (Chairman of the JSA)

In the midst of an exciting and spirited hon-basho [grand tournament], the sumo world is saddened and shaken by the news that on Friday evening (Japan time) the head of the Nihon Sumo Kyokai [Japan Sumo Association], Kitanoumi oyakata, was taken to the hospital and passed away. The cause of death is reported as organ […]

100th Birthday of the Coke Bottle

As I was driving around running errands this morning, I heard a news report about this being the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Coke bottle—that marvel of industrial design, indeed, one of the innovators of modern industrial design. Recognized around the world, you don’t need while letters on a red background, or that […]

FOR SALE: INKtober Drawings

We’re now halfway through the month of October, and likewise the two artistic challenges I’ve been attempting—DRAWlloween and INKtober. I hope you’ve been enjoying the daily illos from me as much as I’ve been enjoying making them. For those who are curious, here’s the process I’ve been using. PENCILS I start by taking a sheet of […]