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Old Men Sharing

One of the best parts of retirement and my slow mental and physical decline is the men’s group I joined after moving to Asheville.  Men don’t group together and talk very much (school sports teams don’t count.)   We’re too busy … Continue reading

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Endings

A full life always has beginnings and endings.   In 2001 I joined an organization of largely theme park and party caricaturists in hopes of sharpening my skills in cartoony portraits for editorial cartoons.  At their annual week-long event the members … Continue reading

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FLASHBACK: 2008 New Orleans Reuben Awards Weekend+

This is a recently recovered post.  One of my most memorable life events.  Happy I was able to recover from my trashed Journal, a great celebration and touched with history of the disastrous hurricane Katrina that hit New Orleans and … Continue reading

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Central Europe 2018

River Cruise, Summary It was a very good trip through central Europe to be reacquainted with where a lot of our culture originated.  Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Hungary (and most of other parts of Europe) have a much longer and … Continue reading

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Reuben Awards, 2018

  It was an easy drive up to Philadelphia for the 72nd Reuben Awards Weekend of the National Cartoonists Society, NCS — sort of the academy awards for graphical humor. This was my 19th year — as much a fan as … Continue reading

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2017 – Thoughts & Wishes

At this point in our solar orbit I reflect, and then try to absorb it. Overall, my feelings for  2017 are sad.  Donald Trump is no longer just a narcissistic clown, a policy lightweight, and a bad dream, he’s a … Continue reading

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Drawing on a Computer

Recognizing there will be a tiny audience for this topic, I promise to be brief. It’s really all about tools.  One of my favorite artists, Thomas Eakins, was fascinated by new technology and would have loved to paint on a … Continue reading

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2016

Here’s what I learned (or realized again) and had a ball doing last year.  Who cares?  That’s fair.  You may want to skip down to the summary below. Each year at this time I go through a personal reflection of the past year.  … Continue reading

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Tom Sanders

Since moving to Asheville 9 years ago, UNCA OLLI has been a happy feature of my life. The best part is the folks I’ve met, sharing their rich worlds of experience, knowledge and wisdom.  If you are fortunate enough to … Continue reading

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Mary Lasher

Mary Lasher is my teacher.  She has an AB and MA in History from Duke. Early in her career she taught high school honors classes in US and world history. She taught at the University of Alabama and pursued post-graduate … Continue reading

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