I am pleased to announce that ANIMATED PERFORMANCE now has an American edition. Bloomsbury published the second edition in England in 2015, and I was told that it was very difficult to obtain copies in the USA and Canada. New Edition? No, just a new printing! The February, 2021 reprint of the second edition was […]

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Studies with a Saint

I attended a mindfulness retreat for academics held at Brock University in 2013. It turned out to be the last retreat Thich Nhat Hanh ever had. He had a massive stroke in 2014 and is paralyzed and can no longer talk. But he is still alive and enjoying life. He can teach without saying a […]

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Hoax Toasties

Do you remember how we used to love to read MAD magazine and see the clever social and political satire and wonderful caricatures by great artists like MOrt Drucker and Jack Davis? Well, MAD gave up the ghost last year. It simply was no longer able to compete with reality. We are living in a […]

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Cartooning in an epidemic

I hadn’t realized that cartooning could be so important during an emergency. To date, I have drawn cute images for people with terminal cancer, with Covid 19, and with severe depression. This seems to make them happy. Who knew that simple drawings of cute rabbits and pictures of my cats could make so many people […]

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Carrying on in spite of it

I am now on Instagram. I’m going to get off Facebook for good, since I am tired of being bullied because I don’t think that things are going terribly well. Any fool can see that, but apparently the censors there are clearly not just any fools. So, I have to suddenly learn how to navigate […]

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Boo Hoo, Facebook Jail Time

I’ve bee tossed into Facebook jail for 24 hours for replying to a friend’s post that mentioned a certain world leader who was waving Q tips around.  I replied that people in my home country are ‘sheep’ and that some other countries’ citizens –one with a name that begins with F and is famous forcheese […]

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