A Dangerous Creature

The dog glares back at Roger, his eyes on fire, but he doesn’t let her go.

A Dark Place

There was no sense in brushing off or any other civilized thing.

A Fragmented Diary in a Fragmented Time

We take our solace, in a time of malaise and mourning, in the close-at-hand.

A Wanderer

The tree was shaggy and it bore scars of shrapnel from the war.

Am Looking For

Desperately, children: I am in desperate need for desperate need.

An Influx of Poets

I had the tongue of an adder and my heart was black with rage and hate.

Another Dimension

Their mother was the real beauty of the family, or so everyone said.

Are We Not Men?

The girl marched directly up to me, glaring, and said, “You hit my dog.”

At the Wrong Time, to the Wrong People

I have given everything at the wrong time, to the wrong people.

Best Advice

Follow your dog, and you might just live to write for another day.


Maybe she was a stereotype now: a single woman with a cat.

Bodily Assumption and Other Poems

Find a hair in the rose bush, wrap it around a thorn until that thorn is soft.


The bank had stated that emphatically. They had to sell and sell now. It was as if Hank had aged twice as fast, and he couldn’t stand that truth.

Boy Girl

She says, It’s so difficult to find a good guy. My lips form a half smile.

Cartoon Art Volume 2009-03

Cartoon Art Volume 2009-05

This book club has rules, Carolyn. Everyone HAS to read the book!

Cartoon Art Volume 2011-01

New cartoons from Rina Piccolo, Arnold Levin, Joe Dator, and more!

Cartoon Art Volume 2011-02

New cartoons from Rina Piccolo, Emily Flake, Joe Dator, and more!

Cartoon Art Volume 2011-06

New cartoons from Lydia Conklin, Rina Piccolo, Zachary Kanin, and more!

Cartoon Art Volume 2013-01

New cartoons from Glen LeLievre, Liza Donnelly, and more!

Cartoon Art Volume 2013-06

Cartoon Art Volume 2014-01

Chris Weyant

Cartoon Art Volume 2014-06

Mary Lawton

Cartoon Art Volume 2014-07

Cartoon Art Volume 2015-06

Cartoon Art Volume 2015-08

Cartoon Art Volume 2015-10

Cartoon Art Volume 2017-04

Cartoon Art Volume 2017-05

Cartoon Art Volume 2018-05