Way of Laughter

Laughter of the Way

So laugh!

Today’s picture is somewhat different. This is a quote from the Dao de Jing, a famous text about the way of the Dao, or Tao. It’s considered the underlying principle of the universe, and following it is said to bring prosperity and success. And yet, without laughter it’s not the Dao. I just like that idea.

Kitty Snack

Kitty Snack

Cute is not edible!

I’d like to share my thoughts on morality here for a moment. We all know that eating cats and dogs is wrong and only takes place in China. (Except that it doesn’t, by and large. But that’s the stereotype.)

But Pirate’s a barbarian. She learned to survive by herself, and doesn’t understand society’s rules. If she has to live, she’ll eat even bugs. So why shouldn’t she eat cats? My answer: they’re too cute. You can have a dog buffet, but leave cats alone.

Just Junk

One Pirate's junk is another stick person's treasure.

One Pirate’s junk is another stick person’s treasure.

It occurs to me that those who are satisfied with life often covet material objects a lot less than people like me. Well, shiny things are nice as I’m sure everyone would agree, but they’re just not necessary in the same way for people. In Pirate’s case, I guess she’s getting tired of tripping over gemstones and gold nuggets. How I envy her.

[800th Post] Creativity

Creativity is just a point of view.

Creativity is just a point of view.

Thoughts on creativity. You might not agree, but I’ve never liked the idea that some people are more creative than others. The same goes for the word impossible.

Is it impossible to write and publish a book by yourself? Implausible, yes, but never impossible. Similarly, being creative should be an act natural as breathing, yet I find some people think they can’t be creative.

To think is to create, and the only thing that holds us back from thinking of wondrous things is our own thoughts. That I cannot come up with a book surpassing any other isn’t a lack of creativity on my part — just that I haven’t thought of the right thing yet.

Just some thoughts, and a little comic I wanted to draw. It took way too long to do for a single picture (5 hours), but that’s the way things are. Creativity is many things, but it’s hard to rush.

World Bites

It's a strange world, after all.

It’s a strange world, after all.

And now, somber reflections upon my descent into insanity. One day I’m talking about marketing my books synergistically with my own reading desires the next…this.

Some days are bad days. Like when you step in dog poo. Or get hit by a train. Or both. But some days you’ve gotta bite the world back.

Just saying.