Guess What? (Not Really)

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I’m a dork.  For awhile my kids would precede just about every conversation with the phrase “Guess what…” followed by the    basis of their thought (“…what happened in art”  “…what a friend said”  “…what I did”  etc) and it was always asked in the form of a question.  Of course a normal person would simply ask “what?” to the obviously rhetorical question.  Me being me,  I would actually guess at what they were talking about, annoying them to no end.  Suffice to say my kids rarely start a conversation with “guess what…” anymore.

Drinking Coffee

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This is one of the few Kids ‘n Dogs strips I can honestly say has never seen print in an actual newspaper; it was the first cartoon I ever submitted that was met with a definitive “huh” from the The Chronicle.  It was sent in for their quarterly “Adirondack Family Magazine” to which Sandy, the editor, wrote back and said she loved my work, but just didn’t get this strip.   Sandy is great and I think she was right on this one.  It is rather ambiguous.