Category Archives: Yesterday & Today

Men In Trees

Sometimes we hear them splinter and fall, but usually we simply discover them when we step outside for the morning paper. Dead limbs have been breaking free from their parent trees and dropping on our lawn during storms ever since … Continue reading

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Chillin’ With B.J. in the 1980s

Bazooka Joe Gets Booked As some of you know, I contributed cartoons to a variety of bubble gum-related novelties produced by The Topps Company in Brooklyn back in the 1970s and ’80s. Along with stickers and trading cards depicting assorted … Continue reading

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Of Picnics Past

Autumn arrives today. We’ll soon feel summer receding. But before today’s bracing briskness here in the Berkshires turns into outright chilliness, I thought I would pay tribute to a nice summer tradition that Eddie and I promulgated for several years … Continue reading

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Politics & Penance

Above: Eddie prepares to give training to volunteers who’ve gathered to canvass voters in behalf of the Warren campaign. ————————————— Knocking On Doors For Elizabeth A couple of weeks ago Eddie took a leave of absence from this role as … Continue reading

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A June Potpourri

Happy LGBT Pride Month As my contribution to this year’s celebration, I’ve posted online a June 1984 installment of my Wendel comic strip that portrays the thoughts of Wendel, Ollie, and other at that year’s edition of the same annual … Continue reading

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Side-Whiskered With “Gorgeous”

Among the half-dozen photographs that recently re-surfaced in an old box of slides I was burrowing through was this 1971-ish shot of me with "Gorgeous O’Toole" (above). Gorgeous was one of the papier-mâché hand puppets who made occasional cameo appearances … Continue reading

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Saturday in Northampton

Hey, I’m being censored! (And it’s being done with my full cooperation) There they are — a dozen pages of my underground comix material printed with all the dirty words, drug references, and selected body parts blacked out with little … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Fifty Years Later…

And Who Might These Gentlemen-of-a-Certain-Age Be? Above: My fellow grads from the ISS Class of ’62, seen swapping memories and health updates over cocktails at our official reunion party. ________________________ Why, that’s my Indian Springs compatriots from the Class of … Continue reading

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Alabama Bound

Above: Me presenting my slideshow to Emerson College students in Boston last week. _____________________________________________ As I mentioned in my last blog post, I’ve been putting Photoshop through its paces more heavily than usual lately in preparation for two back-to-back slideshows … Continue reading

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Getting Back To Where I Once Belonged

Above: Not only will I be seeing a lot of longtime friends in April, but I’ll be presenting a talk about Stuck Rubber Baby. _____________________ This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of my class’s graduation from Indian Springs School, a … Continue reading

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