I originally wrote this strip over three years ago, but it would apply just as well if I wrote it yesterday. Sunday I was out in the yard throwing the baseball and softball with my son and daughter, Tuesday we’re shoveling out from a foot of snow. Winter is truly detestable.
Yes, it’s almost that time of year, when I pay a minor amount of attention to basketball, and only to college basketball. The whole tournament is kind of exciting to follow and I like the challenge of guessing how it all unfolds. I think I picked the winner one year, and of course that was a year I didn’t actually join a pool. Not that I would ever do such a thing anyway.
Sometimes I base cartoons on actual events or conversations, other times it’s just a figment of my imagination. This one is kind of in-between the two. Anneliese offered to help in the garden and I did ask her to hold her hand out, but she knew better in real life. Actually she did help me plant some corn in our little garden and the stalks grew, but we never get any edible corn. If nothing my wife, Tara, likes to use the stalks for decoration in the fall.