A few months ago, when my commute was sometimes over three hours long, I was heavily into watching video on my iPod. I’d watch everything from Lost to 30 Rock to The Office. Jacob wasn’t so much into Lost or The Office and I never gave him a chance to like or dislike 30 Rock […]


There is something especially nice about drawing horses, with their amazing musculature and gentle faces. I spent a lot of time working on this picture of Oz and I admit to enjoying every minute of it. I realized this summer that I love working on lines in my drawings; I love them so much that […]

Tron in the Office

The 80’s, oh the 80’s, when we spent far too much time dropping quarters into the Tron machine in our local arcade and now Jacob’s lucky officemates get to relive the fun due to a recent arrival. Still costs a quarter, but at least there’s no Molly Ringwald in sight.

My Geeky Cubicle

A pang of reluctance hit me as I uploaded this image, “Do I really want people to know how big of a geek I really am?” I thought. Considering that Jacob works for the penultimate geeky company I think I’m pretty safe. Some highlights: on the bookshelf there’s Noodle from Gorillaz, R2D2, laptop Buddha (I […]

Musicians at the Metro

The D.C. Metro is known for its clean trains and the innovative design of the stations, but they are not known for having musicians at the stations (except for one event where the Washington Post stationed a world class violinist at L’Enfant Station during a Tuesday rush hour). Oh what a joy to be leaving […]

Dynamic Brain

I read somewhere that people will learn or listen better when the right side, or maybe that’s the left side, of the brain is occupied. I tend to do a lot of drawings of the audience members when I’m sitting in a class. It’s fun, but I do get a lot of drawings like this […]

Mug Shots

A couple months ago I purchased a copy of Least Wanted: A Century of American Mugshots, after following the flickr photo stream for a little over a year. What can I say? The book is a wonder; beautifully designed and the faces—oh the faces.

Taxi Stand

Here in D.C. taxis wait in long lines outside suburban Metro stations knowing full well that most people who ride the trains will not also ride the commuter buses. My commute is quite long – from one end of the orange line to the other – and I can often be heard saying to anyone […]

Confession: Atari Keychain Games

I have a fascination with tiny computers; I had a pocketable Tandy PC-3 back in the ’80s, worked on games for PalmOS, and am still trying to make my Zaurus useful. And I’m a classic gaming fan, with a modest collection of a hundred-odd Atari VCS (a.k.a. 2600) games on cartridge. So, tiny game systems […]