the Buzz Column! It is my new weekly sketch diary modeled after the column I did for years for The Buffalo News.
I realize I am falling back into my old ways!
Just today I caught myself emailing notes to myself for the next go-round. I always used to do that.
I began jotting down a few things people told me.
It is nice because along with working on the book I am working on, it reminds me that I write.
It also allows me to track what I have done. This week I made the main drawing the sketch I did a few days ago of the Connecticut Street Armory.
When I drew the Connecticut Street Armory I had special fun drawing the bus shelter. I love the contrast between the big medieval-looking castle and the mundane NFTA shelter. The people on their phones.
Why is everyone always on a phone, you know? This morning I was walking around the park and you know how you get when your mind wanders, you can get brooding over something. I was brooding over I forget what, and I passed one of the million people you pass who are on their phones. And suddenly I brightened.
I said to myself, "At least I'm not oblivious."
Now that I look at that picture I drew, it is like one of those Charles Addams cartoons you used to see in the New Yorker. These people are on their phones oblivious to this giant castle rising over their heads. It is as if they did not know it was there.
Looking at it with that in mind it is almost as if I dreamed it. What an amazing, absurd creation that place is.
At least I'm not oblivious!