INACTION FIGURES

You know what they don’t tell you about getting old? It’s this: No one pays any attention to you any more. You become invisible, irrelevant to the working/playing, loving/hating world. You can get… Continue reading

A LIFE IN THE JUNGLE

Long ago I imagined, or read/read about, a horror story. It was kinda like Henry James’ “The Beast in the Jungle.” Quick summary: A man waits for something special — he calls it… Continue reading

DOG HOUSE CAT

I no longer see myself as some sort of zen-existentialist hero facing the villainous others bravely. I now know that most of these denizens of the real world are not villains, but are… Continue reading

WAKE ME WHEN

Waiting for nothing in particular, just waiting for something not the way it is—something better obviously—a positive comment on a post (got that, thanks), an email not asking for money, a phone call… Continue reading

AMERICAN BLOW-OFF

The painting (009) shows a 2019 sideshow, American-style. Here the “marks” and “mooches” wander the midway, some caught up in their own private “wunderkammer” or “hoochie-koochie.” Others are still entranced by the “bally”… Continue reading

TRICK OR TRAIT

We humans are all shark-like beneath our skin of self awareness and social affectation. We are more unthinkingly self-ish than self-consciousness. Our get-togethers are more feeding frenzies than sing-alongs, too. Our scene is… Continue reading

RELATIVE TODDLERISM

The idea for this post came during my morning rant while I was pondering that there seemed to be no “good guys” in politics or the media any more than there are in… Continue reading

SHIP OF TOOLS

No revisit to a particular image, this, rather to some general metaphors. The party-animal boat, biz peeps as lizards and of course mermaids are all things I’ve drawn before. This combination of those,… Continue reading

LIVING ROOM

“He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.” ― Martin Luther The old one revived for this post is another cross-hatchy drawing from pre-photoshop times. Computers… Continue reading

MUSE-UM

“It was the truth, vivid and monstrous, that all the while he had waited the wait was itself his portion.” ― Henry James, The Beast in the Jungle The painting, digitally reproduced here,… Continue reading