1, 2 & 3. Bellona
4 & 5. Red Widow
6 & 7. Victoria
8. Dermobot aka Skin Crawler
It gets lonely out there when you can’t get close to anyone.
By Pictures In Boxes
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T. A. R. D. I. S. (Time And Relative Dimension In Space)
A police officer from West Hartford had pulled up across the street, exited his vehicle, and begun walking in my direction. I noted the strangeness of his being in Hartford—an entirely separate town with its own police force—so I thought he needed help. He approached me with purpose, and then, without any introduction or explanation he asked, “So, you trying to make a few extra bucks, shoveling people’s driveways around here?”
All of my homeowner confidence suddenly seemed like an illusion.
It would have been all too easy to play the “Do you know who I am?” game. My late father was an immigrant from Trinidad who enrolled at Howard University at age 31 and went on to become a psychiatrist. My mother was an important education reformer from the South. I graduated from an Ivy League school with an engineering degree, only to get selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft. I went on to play professionally for nearly 15 years, retiring into business then going on to write a book and a column for The New York Times. Today, I work at ESPN in another American dream job that lets me file my taxes under the description “baseball analyst.”
But I didn’t mention any of this to the officer. I tried to take his question at face value, explaining that the Old Tudor house behind me was my own. The more I talked, the more senseless it seemed that I was even answering the question. But I knew I wouldn’t be smiling anymore that day.
|—||Excellent, excellent article by retired MLB player Doug Glanville on how he was racially profiled while shoveling snow out of his own driveway in Hartford, Connecticut. Worth the read. (via leeandlow)|
|—||Fern, Notes on Names, December 21, 2013.|
This is a comic about my own emotions, made to release my own emotions, and to cope with my own emotions.
My nephew has a cute coat. Also, he, himself, is very cute.
It is my opinion that clothes for small children should be given animal ears and/or faces whenever possible. Or always, really.