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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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Learning to Draw

A couple of times each year I teach a drawing course.  Drawing has brought me much joy and understanding over the years and “facilitating” that activity is a pleasant and challenging repayment opportunity for me.  It helps me collect and … Continue reading

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2017

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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SAM Retires

Found this old post in the remains of my old site.  So glad… 2008-07-09 09:38  After almost 40 years,  my dearest friend and partner SAM, has arrived at that stage of life called retirement.  Those who know this remarkable lady, … Continue reading

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