Saturday, February 27, 2021

You've got to watch your step

Missionaries learn all kinds of tricks to deal with, um, interesting dinner appointments. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

These qualify for the work

This reminds me of the time a former stake president's son told me that it was OK to run a red light near the high school. His mom did it all the time if there was nobody around to see it!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

There's no app for that?

My kids today wonder how anyone could have navigated the waters of dating and courtship without any electronic means whatsoever.

Those were the days.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

That face seems so familiar...

I tried a new technique with this drawing, mixing lines drawn in ink and drawn in pencil. It didn't work quite the way I had hoped, but it came out OK. And I have a better idea of what to do next time I try this.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Safety first

Unfortunately, we've had several opportunities over these past several months to test our emergency preparedness: the pandemic, wildfires and a brutal ice storm. 

Anyone want to brush up on their provident living?

Monday, February 22, 2021

Sketchbook: Scoop cut

This one just seemed a little too silly, especially when the barber is holding an ice cream scoop. The sketchbook is where this one remains.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

...and out the other

I'll leave it up to you to decide what kind of lesson it was: church, school, webinar.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Hungering and thirsting, after

I was going to hold off on running this until fast Sunday... but I couldn't wait!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

I hope I can remember my combination

Another argument for reopening schools!

Our district was supposed to start holding in-person classes for the lower elementary kids this week. But then we got hit with an ice storm last Thursday that took out power to a huge swath of the state. Here it is almost a week later and there are still a lot of houses without power, and classes have been canceled all week.

These past twelve months have been strange!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Though your socks be as scarlet

Actually, I've felt this way most of my life — as a missionary, as a toddler parent, and especially when I took our teenaged boys camping when I was scoutmaster!

Monday, February 15, 2021

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Social distance or cold shoulder?

Valentine's Day is going to be kind of low-key for us this year. Not only are we still dealing with the pandemic, we're also in the middle of an ice storm, AND we have stake conference to boot! 

However you get to celebrate, have a good Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Taking it to the (Beehive) House

LDS cartoonists seem to pick on Brigham Young, Nephi, Moroni, Samuel the Lamanite and Captain Moroni. I really hope each of those guys has a sense of humor!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Monday, February 8, 2021

Friday, February 5, 2021

Outrageous fortunes

This idea was languishing in my notebooks with a slight change in wording: "To mask, or not to mask..." 

Then Dr. Fauci made the suggestion that we'd all be better off with double masking — and suddenly, this had new life.

Either way, let's be careful out there!

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Who's in charge here?

I swear I had a half-dozen calls today from various numbers about an "unusual charge of $720" on my Amazon account.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

A whole new world

As a missionary, I was in my first area for five months — a place in the northeast corner of the mission. My first transfer took me to the opposite corner of the mission. It really did seem like a completely different planet!

On a side note, I wonder if that's how it works in the Star Trek mission?

Monday, February 1, 2021