Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Profiles In Kid Courage

February 5, 2020
   When I was just a lad I needed examples of courage when I had none. So it makes some sense that at ten-years-old, I gravitated to this guy:

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:
"Doofus Billy"

   I struggled with low self-esteem, and I was skinny and I was a target. I loved it that Billy the Kid made bullies a target!

    Then, of course, I grew up and discovered that all I believed about history was not exactly the truth.

"There's so little truth in the popular culture."
—Anne Lamont

   I finished another sketchbook, so I went through it and pulled out some quotes for future use.

"Everyone is screwed-up, clingy and afraid, even the people who seem to have it together the most. Try not to compare your insides to the other's outsides."
—Anne Lamont

   Speaking of this, Kathy and I watched  "Miss Americana," a documentary on Netflix about Taylor Swift. I had no idea she was such a good songwriter. Also, I agree with President Obama: Kanye West is a "Jackass."

Daily Whip Out: "Billy From The Side"


   Irony is when someone writes, "Your an idiot!"

"Everything is funny eventually."
—David Sedaris

"I never really thought I could write a novel."
—Delia Owens, author of "Where The Crawdads Sing," the number one best-seller for 70-plus weeks

Daily Whip Out: "Campfire Bravado"

"A smart person knows what to say. A wise person knows whether to say it or not."
—Old Vaquero Saying

"The only predictable thing about a bullet is that it's unpredictable."
—El Pendejo

"Times change, the complaints remain the same."
—Old Vaquero Saying

"Everything good in my life came because I drew a picture."
—Lynda Barry

"My legacy is I'm a jerk-off."
—John Malkovich

"Don't look at things—look between things."
—John Baldessari

   Most of my wives think I'm a Mormon.

"On the whole, authors have their writerly subjects laid down inside them, waiting to emerge like an antelope from a small shell."
—Deborah Levy

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