Sorry, I’ve been slipping a bit further behind on my cartoons. It’s not because I’ve lost motivation… never!! It’s just Life swamps you down sometimes and if I could choose between sleep and drawing cartoons, guess which I’d choose?? Lol Such was the case this past week… I’ve been working on a top secret project for a very special community and I’d fall asleep working away on the computer. Though, truthfully I think my lack of productivity was due to my catching the bug… the Black Friday bug!!

Also, on a personal and more serious note, my grandfather passed away suddenly on American Thanksgiving (Thursday). It came as a shock because he was otherwise healthy at the ripe old age of 95, despite having smoked unfiltered cigarettes for over 50 years. I honestly thought he was a guaranteed centenarian. He was a quiet man with a brilliant mind who came from humble beginnings. He taught himself Korean, Japanese, and English (and he spoke Mandarin) and found himself teaching math at a teacher’s college without any formal education, I’m told… anyway, his gentle soul will be missed. :'(

Please, ensure your loved ones know you love, care and appreciate them today because tomorrow is not guaranteed. Trust me, it weighs heavily on my mind as I grow older and am ever more conscious of my mortality.

Peace & Blessings to you all,

Laura

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