Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Originally uploaded by Jrome
This is a tractor pen & ink I worked up a few days before Christmas day 2009. It is likely to be the last such drawing of the decade. The drawing was done like I do all my drawings. I take my pen, scribble lines without any intention or motivation, then I look at the mess and try to make it look like something. Usually that something is a jeep or a tractor or some vehicle. One day I'll make a video of the process, but for now, you'll have to just imagine me scribbling in your mind, darkening the lines on your forehead and inking over your soul.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Although it's Christmas Eve, I wanted to share some exciting news: The Senate just passed a historic health reform bill.
In all the back and forth, it's easy to lose sight of what this incredible breakthrough really means. But consider this: This Christmas, there are millions of Americans without health insurance who risk losing everything if they get sick.
There are mothers and fathers who wonder how they'll provide for their children because an illness has wiped out their savings. There are small business owners who worry that they'll have to lay off a long-time employee because the cost of insurance is rapidly rising.
If we finish the job, all this can change. We will have beaten back the special interests who have for so long perpetuated the status quo. We will have enacted the most important piece of social policy since the Social Security Act in the 1930s, and the most important health reform since Medicare in the 1960s.
In Decembers to come, millions more will have access to affordable coverage. Parents will have the security and stability of knowing their insurance can't be revoked at a moment's notice. And the skyrocketing costs plaguing our small businesses will be brought under control.
When you make calls, write letters, organize, this is the change you're making -- a better life for your family and for men and women in every state.
There is still more to do before I can sign reform into law -- a last round of negotiations and final votes in the Senate and the House -- and I'm counting on your help every step of the way. But for now, I hope that as you celebrate this holiday season, you remember that the work you are doing is making our union more perfect, one step at a time. For that, I am grateful to you.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays,
President Barack Obama
Sent from my iPhone
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Snowstorm and snowball fight in Times Square, Manhattan, New York (larger size)
Originally uploaded by zokuga
get out there and throw a snowball this winter. and no namby pamby throws. chuck it!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Oh, and by the way, I didn't want to tell you this before you joined, but 10% of the gross amount that you gave to Saddleback went directly to one of those aid organizations on the Dave's Links page. If you spent $500 + $20 for shipping then $52 went out to love people. Basically, you just contributed to drilling a well for an entire village or partially sponsored a 5 year old street kid in Rwanda to get into a loving orphanage and go to one of the best schools in the country. This is the main reason Saddleback Leather exists. Just wanted to let you know... between friends. Thanks for helping.
The way I see it, out of the thousands and thousands of companies in the world, on the Internet or down on the corner selling leather goods, you chose mine and I really do feel honored. You are very much appreciated.. Welcome to the family.
Thank you and have a great week.
Saddleback Leather Co
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
It's really not everyday I take photos for fanzines, but today I did.
Let this be a reminder to all your ordinary folks out there: everything you do during the day can BE something special to someone. We're all little rock stars in some way. Well, I'm not. But you could be. Maybe. If you tried.