Table Topics Family 66 #131-132


1. Which school subject will be the most important for your life?

2. If there were no kids your age to play with would you rather hang out with older or younger kids?

ANSWERS By: Austin Smith

1. If I have any say at all history will be. But math and biology were pretty cool too.

2. This question is not aimed at people my age obviously. And at my current age both younger (but not too much so) and older (preferably more so) people are fun to hang out with.

Table Topics Family 63 #125-126


1. Would you rather lose or never play?

2. What’s the most important right a person has?

ANSWERS By: Austin Smith

1. That would depend on the situation, generally I’d rather lose.

2. I’d say that “rights” don’t really exist and are just the ideas of people, so in that frame of mind whatever an individual thought was most important would be the most important.

Happy Birthday Bruce

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The man pictured above in both photograph and cartoon form is Bruce Colvin. He recently passed away in April and this July would have been his 70th birthday. I’m not posting this on his exact birthday because I’m not exactly hurting to share that information.

Bruce was a friend of my family since before I can remember; I can’t remember very long, but still. He stayed at our motel before moving out here and working on a project house of his. From what I understand, previously he was a professor in New York City before his move. He never discussed this with me, but I’m glad that he was. He seemed to me one of the best possible people to have as a teacher.

He never did talk to me directly about much, likely because I was never the only one talking to him, and because I was a kid, and talking wasn’t my forte. We did have several very interesting conversations about my cartoons as those progressed and came into book form. He was fascinating to talk to and just as fascinating to listen to. I wish I was able to recall more of the conversations for which I was present.

He drew an indescribably wonderful picture for my mother’s birthday, spurred my brother’s interest in motorcycles, and always thought of everyone wherever he went. If he saw anything that reminded him of you he would either get it, or, being unable to, inform you in great detail of its existence.

Like I said I didn’t converse with him much, but I will back the sentiment of everyone whom I have talked to about him posthumously; that he was not ‘a very kind person’ or ‘one of the most thoughtful people’ but that he was ‘the most kind and thoughtful person I knew”.

My drawing is not that great but I drew it because I wanted it drawn. Happy late birthday, Bruce.

Speak Your Mind 80 #396-400


1. Have you ever seen a rainbow in the sky?

2.What should a person do if people are always spelling his/her name wrong?

3. Have you spent much time on a farm?

4. What is something that makes you feel good?

5. Think about this month last year. was your hair longer or shorter than it is now?

ANSWERS By: Austin Smith

1. Yes, I have seen lots of rainbows.

2. Correct them politely, and if some business does it ignore them.

3. Not much time to be honest.

4. Not very much honestly. I guess food and work are the only things that do now.

5. Probably about the same, I just got a hair cut so all my growth is for naught.

Speak Your Mind 30 #146-150


1. Do you think you would make a good cleaning person?

2. Do you have a drivers license?

3. What kind of jello do you like best?

4. Do you think people on a jury know enough to make good decisions?

5. Do you think you will grow taller?

ANSWERS By: Austin Smith

1. I have been a cleaning person and think I’m competent at it.

2. No, and I never wish to get one.

3. All jello tastes the same to me.

4. It depends on the jury and the case, but for the most part I trust that they do.

5. It seems to be the way things are going.