Category Archives: History

Constitution Day 2014

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History, Tradition, A Parade, And Maybe Even A Little (gasp) Politics

The Constitution Day festivities begin today with the Marching Presidents potluck dinner. This weekend: Duck Races and the parade on Sunday. Celebrate freedom while you still have any.

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September 11+11+11+11+….

Did you ever have a dream that turned into a nightmare, and when you woke up you realized it wasn’t a dream, but a reality that never ends? That’s what today feels like to me. Another September 11, another call … Continue reading

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Here’s Mud In Your Eye

I did this drawing ten years ago, during an era of exceptional rancor in Nevada County politics. Here’s a passage from my chronicle of those ugly times, Once Upon A Village. “With the election of 2004, a new generation of conservatives … Continue reading

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Altered States

For the record, I know that there will never be a State of Jefferson, or six Californias, or any other configuration of counties or regions. I don’t think there are many folks who actually believe in that fantasy. There are … Continue reading

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SCOOP

Back in 1982, my then father-in-law Frank Kane invited me to submit a cartoon for the San Francisco Press Club’s annual publication, SCOOP. It was a great honor, and part of my reward was sitting next to Charles Schulz at … Continue reading

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Davy Crockett’s Advice To Aspiring Politicians

As we head into the fall election, candidates search for a winning strategy to attract voters. Some will rely on straight party line politics, either Republican or Democrat, and hope that the independents will ultimately vote for the lesser of … Continue reading

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St. Bob of Boston Ravine

All in all, 2014 has been a good year for me. I received two awards for editorial cartooning, was recognized by my peers for promoting my Cornish heritage, and I published a 192 page book that I started twenty-odd years … Continue reading

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A Cornish Tradition

When I was growing up in Grass Valley during the sixties, I was aware of my family’s  Cornish roots, but it was never a big part of our lives. We ate a lot of pasties and my dad was a … Continue reading

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This Land Is Mine

Nina Paley is one of my favorite cartoonist/artists. We met many moons ago when she was doing a weekly comic strip in Santa Cruz, complaining about overzealous police and unfaithful boyfriends. Since then, she has gone on to bigger things….

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