Sunday, April 29, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: Spring Gas(p) Prices!

The News-Herald - April 29
Two reliable, if unwelcome, signs of spring Downriver - and throughout metro Detroit - orange construction barrels and rising gasoline prices. Maybe this year, as today's News-Herald cartoon suggests, the two will cancel each other out!
That's the Point!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: There Oughta' Be a (Helmet) Law!

Crain's Detroit Business - April 23
OK, so Governor Snyder signed the repeal of the Michigan motorcycle helmet law ... but there are still cases when a helmet should ALWAYS be worn - and they're not necessarily when riding a motorcycle!
That's the Point!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: 'Back to the' Earth Day

The News-Herald - April 22
What better way to mark Earth Day 2012 than with a tribute to the resurgence of Urban Farming, as reported in The News-Herald? Environmental awareness and responsibility doesn't get any more real or tangible that when you turn the soil, grow some food and become keenly aware of our personal relationship with our planet. So, whether you're an urban farmer, a backyard gardener, or simply tending a pot garden, get your hands dirty and celebrate Earth Day throughout the year by understanding that earth is something more than the stuff beneath your feet!
That's the Point!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

CARTOONS of the DAY: Equal Pay and Community Renewal

The News-Herald - April 18
 It's troubling to me to realize that this is still an issue. As a college student/editorial cartoonist in the 1970s, I often commented upon and worked to support freedoms and equality throughout our society. Here I am, 40 years later, sadly still finding this a "timely" topic for an editorial cartoon. Thanks to the News-Herald editorial team - and especially Mavis McKiney - for contributing to this week's cartoon!
The Press & Guide - April 18
Blight - in the form of vacant buildings and/or abandoned properties - is a challenge to keeping any community vital and viable. It's good to see Dearborn being renewed ... and to know that redevelopment is following the demolition.
That's the Point!

Off the Drawing Board: Last comment on Tax Day, from the April 11 Press & Guide. The April 17 deadline supported procrastination and I'm guilty. What did I do? Filed for an extension an mailed the IRS a check!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: Are You Taxed Yet?

The News-Herald - April 15
It's that "taxing" time of the year, and this year, we have a extra 48 hours to worry. Or not.
That's the Point!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: Putting Down(river) Roots

The News-Herald - April 11
I'm thinking "spring" and that means my vegetable garden and tending the various other decorative gardens around our yard. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to celebrate community gardening. May all your efforts bear fruit (or vegetables) this season!
That's the Point!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: Eggs-tra Special!

The Press & Guide - April 4
Ever wonder what the Easter Bunny has for breakfast? You can bet it isn't eggs! Best wishes for a glorious Easter to all my readers in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and the surrounding communities who see my cartoons every week in The Press & Guide!
That's the Point!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: It's April 1 - No Foolin'!

The News-Herald - April 1
April Fool's Day ... did someone catch you? Did you catch someone else? No matter how thoughtful or elaborate the prank - this spring, nobody can outdo our Downriver weather!
That's the Point!