I’m one of those wannabe stoic types. Guilty. And yes, I watch stoic videos on YouTube. Isn’t that such a silly thing when we think about it? YouTube should be the last place on earth a person should learn stoicism. Just getting on YouTube is entering a world of distraction and emotion and nonsense. OrContinue reading “STOIC”


Oh, those dreaded Mondays! I read a book once about Mondays and dreading work. At the time, it was called “48 Hours to the Work You Love.” It’s now called “No More Dreaded Mondays” or maybe even “No More Mondays.” Ironically, it’s hard work to get to the don’t-have-to-work phase of life. And it doesn’tContinue reading “Mondays”


For those who know jazz, this comic is for you. For those who do not know jazz, check out Thelonious Sphere Monk.

Social Life

There’s something to be said for sacrificing one’s social life in order to get ahead at work. I’m not a fan of it, but it can work for a certain type of person. That type of person isn’t friends with me any longer.


Go Make

My wife hates this term. For the younger folks, it may make no sense. But for us Gen X and before, we know it all too well.


I wrote this gag while on a walk. I was thinking about “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and how the thoughts of stupid mistakes/actions from our past tend to haunt us. It wasn’t a far leap from haunting to “Ghostbusters.” So I mashed the two ideas together. I have heard of people purging traumaticContinue reading “GUILT”


There’s few things the invoke a sense of sadness and mortality than inadvertently stepping on a snail. Half-way though the process – mid-crunch – the mind realizes what is happening and that there is nothing that can be done to alliviate the situation. I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be a snailContinue reading “SNAILS”

Have to Work

Cal has a laid-back, carefree disposition. I’m sure you have met people like that. Yet, too often we mistake a disposition for a personality trait. If we dig deeper, we’ll most likely find that those who come across as laid-back and carefree have achieved that disposition – that accomplishment – through the diligent design ofContinue reading “Have to Work”


If my memory serves me right, I first saw Sea Monkeys in an ad in the back of a comic book, alongside X-Ray glasses and the like. The idea of having little human-like underwater creatures as pets sounded too good to be true. And, of course, it was. Yet, for all the disappointment of whatContinue reading “SEA MONKEY”

This Bites

This is the first comic in “The Daily Times” syndication packet. The packet will consist of 24 dailies and two Sunday comics. If I do not get picked up for this title, I will most likely not continue it… unless I become independently wealthy and have nothing else to do.


I predict that, one day, LASIK will be an opt-in free service to any American who needs it, and it may cost the taxpayer less than what we think. At some point, the technology and availability of LASIK surgery will come down so dramatically that we (health care providers and government health agencies) will doContinue reading “LASERS”


I’ll admit it: I think there’s validity to the Mandela Effect. The whole idea is outlandish until we start seeing some examples. Then it begins to feel as though either it’s real or we’ve gone nuts. How does déjà vu fit into the Mandela Effect? Well, if there is a way to manipulate history, thereContinue reading “HISTORY”


When This is Spinal Tap came out back in 1984, it was either the first mocumentary or at least the first mocumentary to be widely recognized. Since then, we’ve seen a multitude of such creations; most notably, The Office. This begs the question: Has the mockumentary format been overdone? Is it a genre unto itselfContinue reading “EYE”


My dad gave me an idea about the “light at the end of the tunnel.” It wasn’t quite this gag, though, but I’ll give him credit. My dad works as a supervisor to big development projects. While making his rounds one day, he struck up a conversation with one of the contractors. It went alongContinue reading “TUNNEL”


What is fake news other than yellow journalism? Yellow journalism seems to have seen a giant uptick with the advent of the Internet – click bait and what not. But there is something insidious behind it all. Click bait, in and of itself, isn’t necessarily bad as it’s nothing more than clever copywriting. What I’mContinue reading “FAKE NEWS”


The closest I’ve ever been to a hockey game was playing the bubble-top game at the pizzeria or watching The Mighty Ducks. The latter has a pretty wide gap in the critics-to-audience score on Rotten Tomatoes (I loved it!). I grew up in a small desert town in New Mexico. Needless to say, there isn’tContinue reading “PUG & PUCK”


I am not a fan of mermaids. At first blush, that may sound absurd, but hear me out. By the end of this little commentary, you too, my friend, may be wary of the creatures. The first thing we need to consider is whether mermaids are living creatures on this earth. I believe they areContinue reading “LYDIA & LANI”


If you’re a guy who is wondering how to get girls to like you, let me give you a thirty-second lesson that may be better than all those pick up chicks books: Pursue a worthy goal. That’s it. Simple, right? Yes. Easy? Not quite. In fact, worthy goals are rarely easy, which is why they’reContinue reading “WANDA”


If such a thing as a zombie apocalypse were to happen, it would either come super quick or super slow; nothing in between. Why? In between is manageable. Super fast is to fast to build systems to combat it. Super slow is an insidious creep which is unnoticed (or even approved of) until it isContinue reading “ZOMBIES”


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