Famed American author Susan Sontag is attributed with saying that a writer is someone who pays attention.
I pay attention.
As a political cartoonist and as a writer, I must pay attention. I must see, and see clearly what you, the reader or viewer, may not notice.
I once included a chihuahua in an editorial cartoon I submitted to my publisher of a certain finance minster. I even gave the little critter a name, its name. I found out some time later that the minister in question was amazed and slightly spooked that I knew about the cherished chihuahua and that I even knew its name.
We weren’t friends.
I pay attention.
I observe.
That’s what I, we, writers, do.
Within this simple blog, you will find the observations and thoughts of someone who, for the most part, pays attention.