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2011 - Your good fortune is that this is as far back as you need to go.

December 31, 2011 - Happy New Year

cartoon: New Year's Resolutions

December 28, 2011

cartoon: Car troubles

December 17, 2011

cartoon: Marriage

December 14, 2011     - Click the word SOPA to learn more.

SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act passes more control of our Internet into the hands of corporations. It is a poorly conceived bill and should be stopped. Please contact your legislators. Ask them to oppose SOPA.

cartoon: SOPA may Shut Down Sites

December 10, 2011

cartoon: Wrapping presents

December 3, 2011

cartoon: The Jolly Season

November 24, 2011 (Thanksgiving Day in the US)

cartoon: Thanksgiving

November 19, 2011

cartoon: Speeders

October 14, 2011

cartoon: Whole foods

October 12, 2011

cartoon: Drop a dime

October 10, 2011

cartoon: Happy Columbus Day
Happy Columbus Day!

October 6, 2011

cartoon: Jobs

September 29, 2011

cartoon: iPad

September 23, 2011

cartoon: ebooks

September 16, 2011

cartoon: flipped classroom
Every field has its special vocabulary. "The Flipped Classroom" describes students listening to lectures at home (not classic homework) online or recorded, and the practice, question/answer time in class.

September 12, 2011

cartoon: Road Trip

Long trips are both exciting (typically going somewhere unusual) and also a little boring (mile after mile of road with those white dashes to mark the lanes). Snacks can break up the time. They can also help keep me awake. Some munching and crunching followed by a swig of soda breaks the miles into manageable blocks. Of course, too much snacking can require a pit stop, too. But then, the pit stop allows for replenishing the snack supply, doesn't it?

September 9, 2011

image: Cartoon, football is back

Though I fell asleep before halftime, I enjoyed what I saw. Now, I'll have a good excuse to nap all weekend. The Patriots are playing Monday night. Fortunately, their game starts at Seven instead of Eight-thirty. What snacks have you organized for your opening weekend game party?

September 4, 2011 (More Labor Day Weekend)

cartoon: Nappus interruptus
Nappus interuptus

A nice weekend, longer than normal. It's a great time to sneak in a little nap. What makes us ask the wrong question, anyway?

September 3, 2011 (Labor Day Weekend)

cartoon: rocks in the head

It is fun to take a long drive to visit relatives in Pennsylvania. The scenery changes from flat to hilly to mountainous. In Massachusetts, you can't see farmers' fields much, going west along the Turnpike. But then, when you get south of Albany, New York, the vistas open and mile after mile of fields mix with the wooded slopes. In August there are long rows of round, plastic-wrapped hay bales. They look like giant marshmallows waiting to be toasted on a campfire. You pass towns with names you don't see near home; Schoharie, Cobleskill, Schenevus, Hop Bottom. You wonder what they look like up close, but generally you only see them flash by from the Interstate.

August 26, 2011

cartoon: hurricane

August 23, 2011

cartoon: Bob gives son his present.

August 19. 2011

Cartoon: upper case numbers

August 15, 2011

cartoon: level playing field

August 10, 2011

cartoon: Bob saves a life.

August 5, 2011

cartoon: Thinking outside the box

August 4, 2011

cartoon: flies

August 2, 2011

cartoon: Gabby Gifford

July 25, 2011

cartoon: Kidney Stones
Real life has a strange way of creeping into everything one does. Urologists sometimes quote the proverb, "This too shall pass." which the Wikipedia article ascribes to the Persians of old.

July 21, 2011

cartoon: hairy potter

July 18, 2011

cartoon: cursive

July 15, 2011

cartoon: cursive

July 12, 2011

cartoon: Road Signs in King Arthur's Time

July 9, 2011

cartoon: Atlantis launch
Thanks to @tordotcom on Twitter for the comparison.

July 4, 2011

cartoon: parade

June 29, 2011

cartoon: gambling

June 27, 2011

image: YOGA

June 24, 2011

Natick Pizza Palace closing is sad for bettynbob.

June 22, 2011

cartoon: thesaurus

June 19, 2011

cartoon: Happy Fathers Day

June 16, 2011

cartoon: Congratulations Bruins!

June 15, 2011

cartoon: parking spots

June 13, 2010

cartoon: saying nothing

June 10, 2011

cartoon: what about boxes of salt?

June 8, 2011

cartoon: old joke

June 6, 2011

cartoon: advertising blunder

June 3, 2011

cartoon - football withdrawl

June 1, 2011

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Archives: May 2011

Special thanks to Leo Loikkannen and Máirín Duffy for their inspiration.

logo for the self-centered
Being self-centered may not be an official affliction, but it is a common state.
Feel free to adopt this logo, especially where YOU matter. I have.
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Click the logo image above to get just the circle full of I.

Comics created using the wonderful vector graphic program Inkscape.

If you want to explore making vector graphic cartoons on your own, download and install Inkscape which works with Windows, Macintosh and Linux. It won't cost you anything. It is Free Open Source Software (FOSS).

Then, if you want, download one of two design templates listed below. Right click and choose the "Save link as..." option.

Basic betty'n'bob template - three panel cartoon template and some starter characters.
Instructions template - three panel template surrounded by some instruction material for how to do new characters and cartoon elements.
(Right click and choose the "Save link as..." option. Templates [SVG format] require a program like Inkscape.)

cartoon template png
cartoon template with instructions

Have fun. Learning is a game that pays you many benefits.