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Announcing the Duppies & Uppies 2018 Wall Calendars!

Announcing the Duppies & Uppies 2018 Wall Calendars!

It’s that time of year again. Just past Halloween, a few weeks before Thanksgiving. The leaves are changing color and cascading to the ground. Pumpkins are ripening. The days are shortening. Or perhaps you live in the Southern hemisphere, where buds are bursting forth...
The Bourgeois Sufferer

The Bourgeois Sufferer

The Bourgeois Sufferer is one of my favorite duppies. Every time I see her, I laugh out loud. She’s the inner demon who focuses on “first world” problems, forgetting how insignificant they are in the larger scheme of things. What a ridiculous waste of time! How much...
The Attitude of Gratitude

The Attitude of Gratitude

This “uppy” cartoon suggests that the very people and life events that challenge us are our greatest teachers. Rather than running away, or striking out, we can sit in the middle of our anger, resentment, or fear, and let it transform us for the better. Obviously, if...
Ruthy Ballard uppy from the solar eclipse!

Ruthy Ballard uppy from the solar eclipse!

On Aug 21, I was lucky enough to see a total eclipse of the sun from Corvallis, Oregon. Here was the crew: Ruthy Ballard (me), Edie Ballard, Leslie Lange, Jorge Carrillo, Tomas Carrillo, Carmen Farmer, Karin Sawyer, and Loren Dobson. All eyes were on the sun and...