Category Archives: beach

One More Encounter From First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod

Sea monster-armed ventriloquisty guy camped out on First Encounter Beach this summer on Cape Cod. Last summer we came upon this other clown-faced boy. This one goes out to 13-year-old Tanya C who wrote me this summer and sent one … Continue reading

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First Encounter Beach Clown-Faced Scaredy Boy

Came upon this clown-faced fellow while the family and I were strolling the bay at First Encounter Beach (site of the first Pilgrim-Indian enounter: they both ran away) at low tide. The tide goes way way way way out and … Continue reading

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Biking down the shore

I think this is the last of the shore-vacation ink & watercolors. I was lamenting having to wear a helmet down the shore. Riding bikes at the shore since I was young was about freedom. Now that freedom is tainted … Continue reading

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Sit Up Straight

click for big The right book and the wrong posture can leave you a bit striped.

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Not Paying Attention

click for big Waves were coming fast and furious several days last week. Was often caught looking the wrong way.

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Optimistists or Fools?

I did this last week and now am trying to understand whether I think children are eternal optimists or fools for thinking they’ll get different results with the same behavior year after year. Am I just a crabby old man … Continue reading

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Beach Chair Hell

For a few years now we’ve had these beach chairs with high backs that allow me to fall asleep in the chair while reading the book without my head falling over. The Mrs. picked up a couple of new chairs … Continue reading

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Down the shore

An oldie from a few years ago when I used to be a nice father and put cartoons in the kids’ lunches. Now I’m just old and mean. Heading down the shore — hope to get rejuvenated on the drawing … Continue reading

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