Monthly Archives: March 2017

If I’m on This Magazine Cover, Can Human Civilization Survive?

In a catalog: On a newsstand: In Berlin: In Tokyo: Another newsstand (next to a cover with a strange Shmoo-like drawing): Elsewhere in Berlin:

Spring Break

            Everyone who felt good today after seeing the first green buds on the trees should rise at 10 a.m. from their desks, computers, beds, or steering wheels, find a window to admire the new green world and yell as loud as possible: We Made It!     (Drawing by […]


  Unintended consequences was the theme I was introducing to my writing class. It drives much of the action in literature, not to mention real life. I used the plot of Hamlet, Shakespeare’s longest play, as illustration. Claudius – who has set the action in motion with his offstage, before-the-play killing of his brother, the […]