Monday, August 31, 2015

Sketchbook: Shh!

It was probably more my parents saying that rather than the chapel doors!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

That's what siblings are for

This may or may not have been suggested by my brother.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Higher learning

Just remember: everyone takes the final exam.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Teachers who made a difference

Those really are some of my former teachers. And yes, Miss Jarvis really did wear hot pants to school.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Back to school

As we get ready to go back to school, I'm reminded of the time in Good Heavens when Jack wanted to further his education.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sketchbook: School's (still) out for summer!

So many of our friends and cousins have already started school — some have been in session for several weeks! We still have almost two weeks left of summer vacation. Sure, it's fun now, but next spring...!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015


 This is from an old sketchbook, and inspired by my padawan.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

See this I must

That was a new term I heard from our missionaries when we visited with them the other night, "Post-mission Bucket List" — the stuff they want to do when they get back home. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sketchbook: Taken

Although diligence and perseverance are good qualities to have, this potential gag didn't quite capture the right spirit of missionary work, so it stayed in the sketchbook.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Dinner preparation

Our local missionaries, Elder Boyd from Florida and Elder Winder from Utah, asked if I'd put them in a cartoon. Since they're never sure what they're going to get when they come to a dinner appointment at our house, I thought this would be appropriate for them.

And just in case their moms are reading this, they're awesome elders!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The alphabet strikes back

It's been about four years since the last of the alphabet gags. Maybe we should hope that it's another four before we see them again!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The return of the alphabet

 Every now and then somebody says, "Oh! I haven't seen such and such-type cartoon lately." Usually it's something like Good Heavens or Sister Kerry Jo. But just the other day, one of my faithful readers mentioned that he hadn't seen any alphabet gags for quite a while. So here are a couple more to add to the collection.

I'm sorry!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sketchbook: And why are they not burned?

Perhaps you've heard of the Worldwide Indexing Event. It's a great way to get involved in family history. Here's how the event is described on Facebook: 
"Join volunteers from around the world to help “Fuel the Find” August 7-14 (wherever you are). You will have one week to participate by indexing at least one batch in the language of your choice. If you are fluent in French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish—our focus languages for 2015—please help index records in one of those languages. Special training will soon be available to help you prepare!
"Here are some suggestions to avoid a possible system slowdown: download indexing batches ahead of time and work offline, avoid Sunday and Monday evenings, and invite new indexers to install the program before the event starts. 
"Invite a friend and join us for this record breaking event!"

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Keep it clean

One benefit of having members participate in the maintenance of their local church buildings is that it gives them a little more ownership. Maybe a little too much, in some cases.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Sequel

We've just released part II of our OReGO videos, this one explaining how the tax credits work. Fascinating stuff, I know. But it's fun to do, AND I get paid to do it!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Casting stones?

Ever since the Church released the photos of the "seer stone," there have been a lot of opinions expressed on all sides of the issue: supporters, detractors, apologists. I think the bottom line is, it's about the record and the message, not so much about the mechanics.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fire extinguishers

We had fire restrictions at camp a couple of years ago — and they have them again this year. That means no fires, no matches, nothing that will make a fire. We could only cook with propane stoves. Yet somehow, all the scouts managed to come home smelling like scout camp anyway!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sketchbook: The face

Sometimes I work on an idea and suddenly it starts to seem familiar, like I've read it somewhere before. This one feels like one of those, so I'm leaving it in the sketchbook!