Monday, February 1, 2021

The Groundhog is Afraid of More than His Shadow

The News-Herald, January 31

 It's 2021 and the Groundhog reminds us there's more to be concerned about than six more weeks of winter weather. I did this for my Downriver readers, but it's true everywhere. Can't get the COVID-19 vaccine? Stay in your burrow as much as you can!

That's the Point!

Monday, January 25, 2021

Off the Drawing Board: Online Gambling? You Bet!


 Off the Drawing Board: Not every one of my cartoon ideas appears in print. Here's a rough from last week that didn't make the cut in any of the publications I draw for, but remains one of my favorites!

With the official start of legal online gambling in Michigan last Friday (Jan. 22), I heard many people worry that such "easy access" will drive greater gambling addiction. I'm not a gambler - not even a casual one (didn't even by a MegaMillions ticket last week!) - so I can't comment specifically on the "danger" of online wagering. However, I do believe that any bad habit can be amplified via "easy access" on the internet. Isn't it all really a matter of self-control?
That's the Point!

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Something to Look Forward To

The News-Herald, January 17

Usually, in these grey days of January, we lift our spirits by looking forward to spring. But this year, instead of counting down to March 20, many of us are counting the days until we can get some information about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. If all our levels of government can get distribution sorted out, come spring we'll all be able to - literally - breathe easier!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Pay-to-Play Athletics - a New Concept for 2021

Crain's Detroit Business - January 11

 When I was in high school, nearly 50 years ago, we were introduced to a new concept in high school sports, "pay-to-play." Tight budgets meant there was little or no funding for athletic programs. If you wanted to play, you (your parents) paid a fee so that you could participate. Fast forward to 2021 and the Michigan legislature has OK'd paying college athletes for the use of their likeness and/or numbers. A whole new concept in "pay-to-play" for a new generation! I wonder how this might change recruiting as well. "I can promise you'll start as a freshman, AND you'll get an endorsement deal with the area's largest automotive dealer group!"

That's the Point! 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

OK, 2021 - No Pressure!

Crain's Detroit Business - December 14

After the painful disaster that was 2020, we all have great expectations of the New Year. Better health - including several COVID-19 vaccines, an economic recovery that puts families back on stable financial ground, and a return to some kind of recognizable "normalcy" (whatever that will look like) in how we work and go to school. Let's not set ourselves up for disappointment, OK? This disaster wasn't wrought in a day, or a week, or even a month; so fixing it all will take some time. Let the new kid get his footing before we start railing about what he's NOT getting done.
That's the Point! 

 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Today's Cartoon: 'Connection Refused by Ho-Ho-Host'

The News-Herald, December 6

During this pandemic, almost everything takes place "virtually" online. That makes us all - even Santa - even more dependent on our software. I wonder how the internet connection is at the North Pole?

That's the Point!

 

Monday, December 7, 2020

Cartoon of the Week: Dining Out(side)

Crain's Detroit Business - November 30

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined "dining out," especially during periods like now, when indoor dining is not an option. Add winter weather, and "dining out" becomes a completely different  experience. Before deciding on appetizers and drinks, you need to decide on how many layers are necessary for comfort.
That's the Point!