Friday, December 27, 2013


Pasque is a tiny island off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. I had the good fortune of spending a week there in 2001 - fishing with my former father-in-law. His daughter asked me to create prints which chronicle family adventures on Pasque. The waters around this island are abundant with striped bass, blue fish and lobster. Pasque is not only a fisherman's paradise, it's a beautiful state of mind.

In memory of Alex
There are two houses on the island - one for the caretaker, and one for renters.

John with a very big striped bass.

That's me with a really big fish, caught surf-casting on Pasque, September 2001

Thanks to Ellen for an amazing and personal project.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I Do at Rutgers U.

I'm a regular contributor to the Rutgers Magazine. This drawing accompanies a story about the many marriage proposals which have taken place on campus. The backdrop here is Old Queens, one of the most iconic buildings at Rutgers - built in 1809. My inner-romantic was thoroughly 'engaged' in brainstorming ideas for this piece...

Thanks to Michelle Cody for proposing another fun assignment to me.
 You can see more recent Rutgers pieces here.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dining Doodles...

Restaurants are usually full of people - which makes them great places to draw. It's interesting to observe patrons, and even more fun to draw them. Here are a few recent excerpts from my sketchbook...

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Emergency Funds

This piece from today's Wall Street Journal addresses where you should stash your emergency funds.  Financial experts recommend that you keep three to six months worth of savings on hand in case of a catastrophic event. One new study suggests that you may be better off investing this money, as opposed to holding it as cash. The article, which you can read here, looks at the pros and cons of using emergency funds in this manner.  Thanks to Orlie Kraus and Sheryl Dermawan for another fun assignment (which I was very bullish on).

I always try to supply the Wall Street Journal editors with a variety of solutions....

Thanks for viewing. You can see
more fun Wall Street Journal projects here, here, here, and here.