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July 22nd, 2022

Emotional support? Maybe.

Otis Twelve opines about emotional support animals. He’s in favor…to a certain degree.

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June 15th, 2022

Drawing a Line to Chopin

When KVNO station manager and host of Midday Classics, Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg, asked if I’d be willing to draw a cartoon celebrating the music we play, I instantly knew the direction I’d go. Occasionally, ideas are like that. They practically write (or draw!) themselves. Besides, the topic is one in which I’m very passionate.

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June 3rd, 2022

Art Inspires Art

You know the feeling when you tour an art exhibit or enjoy a concert and feel inspired to create something of your own?  We often see instances in the visual arts in which one artist is inspired to create a work after seeing the work of another artist. And composers are no different—many composers have written works in response to beautiful works of art.

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May 15th, 2022

Things I Thought I Would Have by Now

I was so sure that by this point in the far future the promises made to me on the cover of Popular Science magazine would have come true. The depth of my resultant disillusionment is based on the following failures of our species.

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March 21st, 2022

Turtle on a Fencepost

There’s an old adage about a turtle on the fence post. It goes something like this. “If you see a turtle on a fence post, you know that he didn’t get there himself.” It’s a humorous way of summing up how some people help other people achieve greatness through their mentoring and generosity.

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March 8th, 2022

Tips for Travelers

It’s been an interesting last two years, don’t you think? I’ve missed out on a lot. I’ve had smaller gatherings of friends and family, and smaller holiday feasts; made fewer visits to restaurants.  I’ve attended fewer large gatherings of political zealots.  Mainly, I’ve had less travel. 

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