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I Hear Voices…


Two co-workers were giving advice the other day on how to deal with a situation. I compromised, I was aggressive but in a calm, gentle manner.

What’s In a Name?

This blog definitely has evolved over the last six months or so.  It started as an “opinion” blog with the name “The Other Shoe.”  That didn’t last very long.  A particularly bad day at work caused me to rename it “Escape From Career Hell” and chronicle my efforts to move from obscurity in a cubicle.  That lasted a little while, too, as I whined about my job and regaled in my discovery of all things Social Media.

Then, one day, I sat doodling during and my face from high school appeared.  As days go by, this blog has evolved again into more of a medium for my faces.  The majority of my  posts anymore are of new drawings of my silly, little faces.  Lately, I have wondered about the title of the blog.  Should I change it?  It really wasn’t living up to my initial intentions.  Or was it?

Then, Hugh MacLeod posted this  cartoon today that is so true for me.  I am having so much fun drawing my faces and letting them express how I feel at the moment or as commentary on things.  It is my little dig at “the man” drawing these faces from my cube.

As I ran this evening, the thought popped in my head that maybe, just maybe, drawing my cartoons is my escape.  Not in a literal sense but in more of a psychological, spiritual, metaphysical, whatever sense.  I may still be stuck in a cube, trudging away every day as a contractor but, as long as I keep drawing, I am free from the cube.  I am escaping from career hell.

Thank you, face-guy (I really need to find a name for him) and thanks to all of you who read this blog.

How do you escape?

How I Stay Awake at Meetings…

I used to draw this face in high school. I went away from it and recently started back up. Here are a few samples. I drew these during a meeting that really did not pertain to me in any wayand seemed to drag on forever . The only way to stay awake was to doodle on a pad of post-it notes. Enjoy.

The first one is my original face. I used it as a kind of signature back in the day. I would like to put this in the heading with the title, but I cannot figure out how without it being huge.

This one is pretty self explanatory. My eyes looked just like this.

There was a guy at the meeting that would not shut up. No matter the subject, he had an opinion that was five minutes long. Then he would repeat it just to make sure we heard it.

The yawn was me over and over at the meeting. My wife, Jenny, says I gave him a butthole for eyes. I find that very funny.

That’s it for now. I may put more up if I draw any that I like. I hope you like them.

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