Friday, October 20, 2017

Cross cultural cuisine

My taste buds are still trying to figure this one out...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Where the dogs of society howl

I struggled with what I wanted the Cowardly Lion to say. The nerves? (ew!) Toto too? (hmm). I like how "munchkins" works. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It's got some great fruit, though!

There's some truth to this.

The worst experiences I had in an area as a missionary was the one that had the nicest apartment. Conversely, the area that had the worst housing was one of my favorite and most productive areas. Maybe it's because we wanted to be out of the house more so we spent extra time working, but I don't think that was it!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A word from our sponsor

"Behold and lo, mine eyes are upon you, and the heavens and the earth are in mine hands, and the riches of eternity are mine to give."
D&C 67:2

It's good to remind yourself of that every now and then.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A wing and a prayer

We had a few technical difficulties this week. We got a new scanner, and it isn't functioning quite the way we had hoped. Consequently, this cartoon is a little bit late. It still holds true, though.

My two cents: if you can't support the team, at least support the players.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

By any other name, it would still smell

If all the pumpkin spice things really smelled and tasted like pumpkins really do they wouldn't sell nearly as well!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sketchbook: The law of a little fast

Each month members of the Church have a day of fasting. Fasting includes abstaining from food and drink for two consecutive meals. It's meant to help us gain spiritual strength and to help us bless others. When we fast with a purpose, it makes it more meaningful and helps draw us closer to our Father in Heaven.

Fasting without a purpose, it has been said, is simply going hungry.

These days, there seems to be a preponderance of purposes for which one could fast.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Dress for the season

Halloween wasn't such a big thing where I served, but they did have a lot of interesting patterns for neckwear.  Therefore, I wore my scariest looking tie for Halloween. How scary is it? Well, it's won a couple of ugly tie contests since then, and it has its own secret hiding place so my wife won't throw it away when I'm not looking!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dress code

I have to admit, a similar thought was going through my mind as I got ready to go to work on Monday.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sketchbook: Post-Conference

I was sorry to hear of Elder Hales' passing yesterday, yet I liked how Elder Andersen put it: "He's graduated." In his memory, I pulled up my notes from his address from the April General Conference — his last address.

By the way, a compilation of my notes from the October General Conference is available for download as a PDF through Dropbox. Feel free to download, copy and share.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sketch notes: General Women's Session

If you haven't yet had the opportunity to listen to the Women's General Session of conference, I highly recommend you do so. Each message was amazing!

Some people compare the Women's Session to the hors d'ouvres of the feast of General Conference. If these talks were the appetizers, then we're in for a banquet next weekend!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Ladies first

Remember, it's the General Women's Session of Conference tonight. Be sure to tune in!

And, if you want some cool stuff to share with your class or family, check out Mormon Cartoonist Arie Van De Graaff's Conference Packet. You'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

It's the rain that washes you clean

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we're very thankful for the rain we're getting now. For one thing, it's helped calm down the wildfires that have been plaguing the area. Thousands of acres have burned all across the state!* For another, the rain has cleaned out the air — it's been laden with smoke and ash, making everything smell like the neighbors are having a campfire.

It's clean, refreshing and caffeine-free — we love it!

*If you want to see how bad it's been, check out the Oregon DOT Flickr account!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Small Coke, hold the butter

I was in a meeting recently where it was suggested that we (collectively) double our fast offerings. Movie theater pricing might be more effective!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

To preach and teach and work

Hats off to all those who are chipping in to help with the clean up and relief efforts all over!

It's not just Mormons, either. One of my favorites is the story of the chainsaw-wielding nun, who is helping clean up after Irma.

Thank you, and God bless!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The reception committee

I should do a companion piece that shows how missionaries behave when you have a dog versus how missionaries behave when you have a cat. It would probably be very similar!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

To timidly go

There should have been at least one episode where they did nothing unusual. Just a routine day on the USS Enterprise, swabbing the decks, polishing the dilithium crystals. That would have been...dull.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017