Friday, December 22, 2006

I've Been Elfed

Go ahead...click the picture....you know you want to.....

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Santa's Comin'

Here's a post I did on Sugarfrostedgoodness...the subject was Santa.

Also...my bud Dustin continues his trek:

Be sure to check out Invisiblechildren.com for more info on Dustin's cause

Monday, December 11, 2006

Rabbi Encounters Updated

Well...I updated Rabbi Encounters today...so Zack is one step closer to meeting the Rabbi.

Had a great weekend in J-Ville...but it was awfully sad to see my Colts get spanked so badly.

In other news, Dusty continues his quest for peace in Africa through pumping his legs.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hope is Rampant

check this out and help Dustin do good in the world.

Here's another explaination:

Back in 1979

Back in 1979 I was working in a Spencer Gift store in a mall on the north side of Columbus Ohio. I had been on the shift where I handed out candy canes to passers by, and I had no sense of holiday spirit. I was young, angry and broke. It started snowing that evening when I got off work. Huge, fat flakes that swarmed my '67 Falcon as I plodded through the traffic back to my apartment.
My "stereo" system was an 8-track player with two small speakers "installed" (read, lying there) in the space between the back seat and the rear window. The 8-track player had quit, but the radio still worked. That night, I turned it on and heard a Christmas song like none I'd ever heard before. It was by The Kinks, a cousin band to The Who which came out of the Mod movement in London.
After hearing that song, I went home to my dingy apartment, and rounded up all the colorful junk I could find scattered around the floor, and taped it to the plastic palm tree my roommate had brought home back in the summer. I then walked down to the convenience store and low and behold, they sold Christmas lights in small packs, of which I bought two.
That evening, I sat on the couch squinting my eyes at the lights and garbage I had taped to the plastic palm tree, and hummed the new Christmas song I'd heard as best I could remember it.

So....here it is, The Kinks singing "Father Christmas":

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


I've rediscovered the practice of sketching. I used to do this all the time, but fell out of the habit many years ago. Last Christmas, Dustin gave me a Moleskine and I've finally started putting it to use. These are the sketches I did whilst watching a really good docu/drama on Discovery called "The Battle for Rome".

Monday, December 04, 2006

Frumptious Pirate

If Frumptious my cat were to have her own way, I'm convinced she would surely be a pirate. She just that has way about her.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Heh Heh Heh

So...I don't normally like to let people know when I'm going to be gone...but next week I'll be in Jacksonville on Sunday, watching the Colts play the Jags. We did this last year and had a blast. Robbie happened to do a random Google search for one of our kids...and an amazing article showed up that none of us had been aware of....

You can read it HERE.