Posts Tagged ‘Comix’

The Green/Greed Space of Woodley Park, Part Four

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Part Four of a comic on a current neighborhood issue, and, for now, the conclusion. To Be Continued…

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The Green/Greed Space of Woodley Park, Part Three

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Part Three of a comic about a current neighborhood issue. See May 21st for Part Two.

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The GREEN/GREED SPACE of Woodley Park, Part Two

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Part Two of a comic about a current neighborhood issue. See May 20th for Part One.

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The GREEN/GREED SPACE of Woodley Park, Part One

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Part One of a comic about a current neighborhood issue. Sometimes you just have to laugh…

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A New Library

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Our local well-loved and popular but shabby post-WWII Cleveland Park Library is destined for replacement, and the project has brought out library-lovers in force, many making specific requests for new features (Quiet study spaces!–Better handicapped access!–Net zero energy use!) and specific requests to keep what is currently beloved (Light, warmth, and coziness!–Wooden shelving and furniture!–Children’s room memorabilia!–Our terrific staff!).

Above all, neighbors overwhelmingly requested A Building Not Like Tenley! (a nearby brand-new library branch modern in style but also regarded as cold, dark, noisy, hard, and uncomfortable). Instead residents hoped for a warm friendly building, whether modern or traditional, compatible with the neighborhood’s 100-year-old farmhouse-style houses and the nearby art-deco theater and apartments. This is looking to be unlikely.

You can see the design concept on the Cleveland Park Library website, where it is drawn considerably better than in my cartoon above.

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February Festivals

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

A happy sequence of events, all signifying that we are now halfway through the winter: The First of February, Groundhog Day/Candlemas, and Setsubun. This means that, although there are still heaps of snow along every sidewalk and intersection, we can celebrate with crêpes, candle-making, watching one of our favorite movies, eating sushi rolls, and tossing beans into the garden. Happy February! Wishing you much joy and no demons!

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April Fool

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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Actually if they were available I would totally eat these.

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April Fool

Monday, April 1st, 2013

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This day in celebration of pranks and tomfoolery, which dates back several hundred years in Europe (and which also appears in some non-European cultures at the turning of the year from winter to spring—a kind of universal spring fever), in France is called Poisson d’Avril. Here are a few April Fool pranks from around the world.

In our family the most successful prank was played by my husband who, glancing outside one April 1 morning, exclaimed excitedly, “A lion’s escaped from the zoo!” sending us all rushing in astonishment to the window. After all, the zoo is only a block away… He still chuckles about that one.

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Taxi!

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

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Today is, besides being the Feast of the Epiphany, the birthday of poet Carl Sandburg (1878-1967). For a picture and a poem, please see Poetic Journey of the Magi.

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Connoisseur

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Here is a birthday card created for friend Tom, honoring two of his numerous areas of expertise: wine and ice cream.

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