Monday, April 30, 2012


About now, I bet this fellow would rather be sitting in a big old Ford F-150 instead of the mini smart car rag top. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Flat land tourists

This is actually a scene I came across once when  visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park.  Several elk were actually posing next to a trail that went to the top of near by " Hill Side" ( When the summit of a hill side is at 12,000 feet is it still a hillside?)
Flat land tourist will make the strangest comments about wild animals to park rangers like: What time do you feed the Elk?  Can we pet one of them there brown bears?  What do you do with all the air up here?
When I become a tourist out side my comfort bubble I try to follow these rules:  Don't wear clothing that make me look like a tourist, don't complain about the food because it "Ain't like what we got back home," don't compare what you are seeing to what.."You see every day Back home".

Saturday, April 28, 2012

What makes you.....YOU.

In a prairie dog town, the little guys use all sorts of hand signals and chirps to communicate with the rest of the prairie dogs.  When you walk through a prairie dog town you will observe them all raise their hands in unison.  It always reminds me of watching a wave at a foot ball game.  Prairie dog societies are very rigid, like everyone has a roll to play and everyone works as one.  That is except for Lester..Lester the prairie dog is his own person and wants to stand out from the rest of his family.  Are you a Lester?  Sometimes when you want to shine your family frowns on your attempt to be your own "Prairie Dog".
 As one cartoonist said,  "If you want to be creative, Ignore Everyone."
But sometimes there are really good reasons for the rules we are born keeping you from getting eaten by a hawk or eagle.

What's my motivation?

Motivation is what gets us up in the morning and through the door.

"Maslow's hierarchy of needs", is covered in college and is an interesting way of looking at what motivates everyone. 
Everyone has a different motivation factor depending on the person's personality. 
For a government or corporation to deem that everyone has the same motivational factors it is the beginning of the end for that organization.
What motivates you is probably much different than what motivates me.  What motivates a child is far different from what motivates an adult (usually unless it is a guy who still like to roll play and needs instant gratification)
Never assume that just because you have known a person your whole life means you understand what makes that person really find what motivates that find what makes that person Happy.

Friday, April 27, 2012

OMG! It's Friday!!!!!

Don't you just hate it when you know there is some personal project or obligation in your future and you wake up one day and realize the future is today?

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Times have changed and how we camp today is a far cry from the way my great-great grand pa came to California back in 1848. 

Imagine making 20 miles a day over country side with no roads or even a Seven-Eleven in sight...Now days we travel in Air Conditioned comfort,  satellite television entertainment and Slurpee coldness to wet our whistle.

The old days were not romantic or comfortable.  But still it must have been something to set off from back east to the vast unknown and not knowing even if you would arrive alive at your new home.  And you had to bring every thing with you to start your new life.  Today on the other hand people come out west for a week long visit and then go back to the "Real World"...I always feel that when we go camping it is sort of like visiting another state of mind or detention  where what was so important back home has no existence when camping.
If you want to rejuvenate your mind and get out of your comfort bubble for awhile...Go camping!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Hunt.

                                           I just know those elk are around here someplace.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


You are probably looking for a gag here..the only gag is that the mountain man with his donkey on the left and the old guy on the motor cycle with his young honey are the same person. 
I just wanted to show a comparison between what North Park looked like way back in 1850 and what it looks like today. 
Down in Denver, if a building is 40 years old it is considered too old and gets torn down.  Up in mountain towns an old building gets recycled and what was once a general store is now a coffee shop complete with WIFI and Satellite television.. The streets are now paved and in some of the larger mountain towns like Breckenridge and Aspen they even have traffic lights and cement sidewalks.  
Up here in North Park the citizens know what is going on in the world but once you leave the big city and enter the world of life in a mountain town you enter another world.  
Up in North Park, Colorado they figure: "Let the rest of the world go to hell in a hand basket, it sure as hell ain't gonna change us."

Monday, April 23, 2012

Blog change

I am changing my comic strip blog from to this blog site because the focus of the comic strip has changed from a small mountain town elementary school to the town of North Park and all the wild critters who live around the town. 
Big Horned mountain sheep, Bison or Buffalo, Elk, Bear, rabbits, Prairie Dogs, Eagles, Jackalopes and People.
North Park is a little Rocky Mountain town North of South Park and East of Tin Cup Colorado.  Like so many mountain towns, it used to be a mining town and now relies on the summer tourists and the winter skiers.  Outside of town are several farms and ranches as well as a nudist colony and  a dude ranch or two.
You will not find North Park on the map as it is only in my head and is simply a place I would love to spend the rest of my days in.
Tomorrow I will be posting the very first comic strip to this blog and hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating the little town in the Colorado Rockies ( no relationship to the baseball team.)