A Farewell and a Birthday

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, ‘Dear Jim: I loved your card.’ Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, ‘Jim loved your card so much he ate it.’ That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”
- Maurice Sendak

Goodbye Maurice, you were a great artist and an inspiration to us all! 
 Good luck on your next journey.

The day after Maurice passed was my birthday....

The kids made me lemon cupcakes, which we ate on our visit to Torrey Pines State Reserve.

We stopped in at the lodge and played with the sand....
 Apparently the sand here at the park is really magnetic!  (It was really pretty cool).
After messing around with magnets we decided to go hiking.

We took the beach trail and headed down off the cliffs.

Down and down... It was 300 feet down to the beach.

It was a beautiful beach very peaceful with few people.

Hiking down is one thing but hiking up?

Well... We made it. :)

Right now I'm watching Mike prepare for his big trip to Portland tomorrow. It's another Lovecraft Film Festival, and he's a special guest . They're also showing some of his "Cthonic Doodling" movies that he made.  Anyway we're not going along this time.  I have loads of work to do, as a big important review of "The People That Melt in The Rain" is coming out soon and I need to have our web comic come out of hiatus. Have a Happy Mother Day to all  the mothers out there!


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