Friday, October 31, 2008

Real Halloween

I brought $42 of nuts and
my wife bought $2 of pea-
nut butter cups. Guess
what the kids chose.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Went to a difficult yoga class today.

Difficult, that is, for me,
not for the rest of the class.

I asked the teacher how often
I should be coming.
"Twice a week," she said.

My daughter said, "everyday, Dad."

Go figure!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pregnant Couple at Doctor's Office


They (mother and child) held a magazine in front of
her face as they waited for
his (the child's) coming out party.

Have you noticed how everyone
(other women)
asks a pregnant
woman "how r u doing?" in a very
compassionate tone?

What about the kid? How's he
doing, wading in darkness
like there was no tomorrow?

Friday, October 24, 2008

News in Heaven

What would
the News
be in Heaven?

After learning about the seniority system used in Buddhist monasteries, I started to wonder about the politics in Heaven. Is there "news," and what is its nature (only good?).


Fashioned after a Sarah Palin alteration.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Shot in the Arm

The nurses who give allergy shots all day long don't change gloves for each patient. The gloves are just to protect the nurses, not the patients, they say.

Outrageous? Let me know...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


The Zen master told me tonight that I was trying too hard (related to my "sitting," not my art). I thought I'd try a little less hard. I never thought that one is different in the different modes of their life.

This was made in the doctor's office. A dad brought his kid in a few minutes late, but they still took him. The dad said something about sneakin' under the wire just as I put the stylus to my Palm.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

. . . cutting into my profit.

Today I played Joe
the plumber, failing to
fix a leaking pipe. 2
morrow I try again,
cutting into my profit.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Not a Normal Day

What a day! Drivin' a
truck down narrow
streets. Being blamed for
breaking a pot, and get-
ting a flu show with
a $40 needle.

Not a normal day.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dog w/Wheelchair

Two older women were walking
their dogs by our house.

One of the dogs was attached
around the waist with a
small cart.

The dog struggled, inch by inch,
to keep up with the older women.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

2 hell in a hand-basket

I did the drawing for this piece riding in a bumpy U-Haul truck. It was tweaked early the next am. I'm also sharing the photoshop layers for the tweaked piece and a drawing by Simon Deschamps from a few weeks ago.

My wife didn't believe me that
I played the slots. I lost $2.00 &
my jacket stunk of smoke.

My mom
said I was
going 2
hell in
a hand-basket.

1 arm bandet (sic)

truck stop

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dirty Glasses

My glasses were so
dirty I could not see
the world.

Patanjali, Yoga Sutra, Chapter One: Samadhipadah (the chapter on Samadhi):

1.1 Here begins the authoritative instruction on yoga.
1.2 Yoga is the ability to direct the mind exclusively toward an object and sustain that direction without any distractions [single-pointedness]
1.3 Then the ability to understand the object fully and correctly is apparent.
1.4 [When yoga is absent] The ability to understand the object is simply replaced by the mind’s conception of that object or by a total lack of comprehension.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

NYC Pretzels

The first NYC pretzel was
steamy & delicious. The 2nd
one was frozen & cost $1

Simon and his dad went to NYC with me.
Here is a drawing that Simon did at
MOMA. I like it.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I met an old man . . .

I met an old man in
the park who looked just
like me. He was an engineer
from Chicago who liked to
make photos.

Who's in the world?

Xiushan said, "What can you do about the world?" Dizang said, "What do you call the world?"