Posts Tagged ‘Zen Pencils’

Life is a mystery

August 4, 2020

For more like this, click on Zen Pencils.

Edgar Allen Poe on procrastination

February 12, 2020

You can find more cartoons like this by clicking on Zen Pencils.

Love and weirdness

February 14, 2016

valentines.day_weirdnessNSource: Zen Pencils.

The seven ages of man

May 17, 2015


Happy Valentine’s Day 2015

February 14, 2015

ToLove_590Source: Zen Pencils

Amelia Earhart on the decision to act

December 7, 2014

2014-11-05-earhartVia Zen Pencils.

This reminds me of the Japanese movie, My Neighbor Totoro, by the great animator Hayao Miyazaki.

Stephen Fry on the sin of self-pity

November 2, 2014

2012-10-23-fryVia Zen Pencils.

Of course there is an all-important difference between self-pity and rage against injustice.

The first weakens, the second strengthens.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. on taking a moment

September 28, 2014

2012-03-21-KURT-VONNEGUTSource: Zen Pencils

Work, play and the art of living

February 16, 2014

artoflivingIt’s wise to choose a vocation you love, and good to be in a position to be able make that choice.   In fact, my idea of a utopian society is one in which everyone is in a position to do what they love.

Click on Work and Play on ZEN PENCILS for more.

Today is Human Rights Day

December 10, 2013

2013-10-16-humanrightsfinalThe Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by vote of the U.N. General Assembly on Dec. 10, 1948.  The vote was 48 to 0, with eight abstentions—six Communist delegates, plus Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

A commission headed by Eleanor Roosevelt and representing 18 nations spent two years drafting the declaration.  As a declaration rather than a treaty, it does not have the force of law, but it provides the philosophical and moral basis for later human rights treaties.

Click on The Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the full text.

Click on Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and International Covenant on Economic Social and Political Rights for background information from Wikipedia.

What does a teacher make? Quite a lot!

November 30, 2013

whatteachersmake.qmHat tip to Taylor Mali and ZEN PENCILS.

Bill Watterson: a cartoonist’s advice

September 1, 2013

bill-wattersonClick on BILL WATTERSON: A cartoonist’s advice for background on this tribute to the creator of Calvin and Hobbes by Gavin Aung Than of ZEN PENCILS.

Click on Calvin and Hobbes at Martijns for Bill Watterson’s 1990 commencement speech at Kenyon College.  The words in the cartoon above are taken from that speech.

Hat tip to Tim Carmody of