Sunday, December 31, 2006

Beginnings and Ends

It's an unwritten male tradition to listen to ol' Sinatra tunes during the xmas holidays.I suspect every one of us would like to listen to "It was a very good year" and "My Way" and check whether he feels like this one year it was written just for him.

Never Happens :-)

It was not a year of victories.But it was, more than any year I can remember, a year of balance.Nobody wins, nobody is clearly defeated, none retreats.Exit Saddam, but exit Rumsfeld as well.Everyone is counting their losses,and everything balances.

On the personal level, the same pattern appears.What appeared to be an average year up till September, culminated in a roller-coaster ride that left me completely trasnformed, while still absolutely the same.
For those hating cryptic remarks (myself included), this means that the grand events of my life this year served as the wake-up calls that make one want to become the most of what he can become.
A beloved presence left forever(and I mean the bad kind of "forever").An already beloved presence entered (for what looks like the good kind of "forever").Exits and Entries.Scars and medals of honour.Everything Balances.

A toast to the 007 Year.

And the growing army of new entries thanks to friendly couples who take reproducing the species somewhat more seriously than me :-)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

...And Justice For All

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Imagine No Religion

Hardly the time for this post, you say? I beg to differ! Plus,I got some good news, too:You can still enjoy Xmas even if you convert to atheism:most parts of the traditions and rituals of Christmas can be traced back to older traditions and religions, so why pretend anyway?
But what do I know?I am but a humble cartoonist, and this lot often has a tendency of undermining higher authorities.Why not hear "the case for atheism" straight from the writings of an established scientist?
Enter Richard Dawkins, author of "the God Delusion",an outright polemic against any and all religion.Mr. Dawkins pulls no punches:he is lately of the opinion that it's not enough anymore to just mind your own business,but urges instead every atheist to "come out of the closet",clear the smear that society currently puts on anyone who can't just accept "Divine Will",(whatever the warring fractions inside each religion decide it is), and fight the good fight of genuine Free Will.
You can take a glimpse in his site, and decide for yourself if atheism is the thing for you, if you prefer milder middle grounds like "agnosticism",or if you prefer to honor baby Jesus through mostly Pagan traditions.
Whatever you choose,try not to force it on your fellow man at gunpoint,and maybe we'll find some common ground!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Season's Greetings

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Don't Let the Door Hit You

Saturday, December 02, 2006