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: Advertisements

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 […]