Tag Archives: history and culture

alexei leonov

On a rainy October morning, late in the second decade of the new century, I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of one of the great figures of the last, Alexei Leonov. Leonov has always been my personal … Continue reading

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an actual memory of the moon landing, sort of

Yeah, I am old enough to Remember The Moon Landing.  I still get asked this occasionally although that’s thinned out a bit recently, as the anniversary approaches.  We all remember the Moon landing this week, even if we don’t. An … Continue reading

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news from the far side, plus not-a-haiku

Rovers/ planetokhody are our science jam around here, and we can only blame the holidays (and their aftermath) for the delay in mentioning that China’s second Jade Rabbit (Yutu) rover is rocking around the Far Side of the Moon and … Continue reading

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happy new year on the eighth

First of all, Happy New Year from Kekionga, home of the Famous Drawing of the Day, now entering its eleventh year (I think) or maybe its 12th. On New Year’s Eve last year (!) I drew you this peaceful late night … Continue reading

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holiday cards

It’s been years since I sent out paper holiday cards, but I just had a brainwave– I could send some electronically via the blog to all my friends and readers!  And I had just the images, both taken within the … Continue reading

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happy thanksgiving, with all the ambiguities, and also plus a traditional craft

Happy Thanksgiving to our readers in the USA, and a vague introduction to an ambiguous US holiday for everyone else.  Thanksgiving can be treated as a reason/excuse for a feast, with or without family (and therefore something you either really … Continue reading

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once again, our classic halloween episode

(In celebration of the holiday, please enjoy a “rerun” of A Cartoonist in Kekionga’s classic Halloween Episode, “This Halloween in Kekionga” originally posted on this date in 2015 …) You know that guy who lives in the double house down in … Continue reading

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it’s inktober again!

Where have I been all week, you may ask.  Getting started on Inktober, among other things.  For those who might not be familiar, Inktober is a worldwide art project where artists take on the challenge of making a finished drawing … Continue reading

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omg! a wartburg!

Seriously. OMG!  A WARTBURG  just pulled into the parking lot at a Chinese buffet in Indiana.  Sorry for yelling, but seriously.  A Wartburg. (Actually, at the time, I did not yell. I just said “Hello!” on seeing it, and “excuse me” to … Continue reading

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spam spam spam, etc.

No, not unwanted mass emails or phone calls.  Real actual SPAM.  Shiny foil wrapped SPAM, in fact. But wait, you may ask– doesn’t SPAM come in a can?  In fact, isn’t SPAM famous for coming in a can?  Yes it … Continue reading

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