Does North Korea have a target painted on our face?

Does North Korea have a target painted on our face?
I think I just wanted to draw my first nuclear bomb. I don’t know why, but when I saw how seriously the news was taking reports of Kim Jong Il setting off nuclear bomb tests, it made me kind of giddy, like laughing in church. Perhaps I am a bad person (but not saying I’m ...

Navy sonar is like unsolicited sales calls to whales.

Navy sonar is like unsolicited sales calls to whales.
I first read about this last fall. From the Christian Science Monitor: In a 6-3 ruling on Wednesday, the high court criticized a federal judge in California for imposing restrictions that the majority justices said jeopardized national security in an effort to protect the environment. MFA sonars send intense pulses of noise through the water ...

Obama tackles detainees with gloves and a white suit.

Obama tackles detainees with gloves and a white suit.
When I was little, I remember lying on the living room couch with a sore throat and an upset tummy, miserable as only sick children can be. My grandmother was playing cards with a few of her friends, and I couldn’t have felt less festive. One of her friends, Aunt Rita, made me honey toast. ...

Cartoons I wish I had thought of first.

Cartoons I wish I had thought of first.
I don’t usually read other editorial cartoonists. I don’t want to be influenced by them too much! But 2 or 3 times a month I look at some to see what topics they’ve covered, or haven’t, so I can decide what to do next, or to find out what’s important to cover, because they have ...

Mickey Mouse as human sacrifice for California budget?

Mickey Mouse as human sacrifice for California budget?
Sometimes ideas come to me out of nowhere! In this case, I think I began with the sentence up to budget…and then just tried out some endings. I also don’t know why I thought of Mickey Mouse! It’s not like I like the character, or like Disney in any way. But it was a symbol ...

Hello world!

Hello world!
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! This is how every WordPress blog begins, with the title and sentence above. (The photo is the view from my apartment of the Glendale mountains, on a very rare day of beautiful clouds.) WordPress is charming and exciting – and ...