Our yearly block party

We have this great block party in our neighborhood once  year in March. Everyone comes out and shows and sells their art, there is live music and food and everyone knows everyone. It’s a lot of fun. It’s on Gifford Lane, hence, it’s called the Gifford Lane Art Stroll.



We visited the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

We went to Lake Worth for the Street Painting Festival this weekend. We usually go Sunday, when most of the work is done, but this year we went Saturday and it was interesting because we saw all the art being created.

Each February the center of Lake Worth, Florida, is shut down for the festival.

It’s mostly chalk art created by all sorts of artists from young children to accomplished 3D artists. There is live music, lots of food and lots of art. It’s worth a trip if you’ve never been.

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Fun art weekend

Every year on President’s Day Weekend, we have the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and St. Stephen’s Art Show in our town. It’s 3-day weekend of art, music, fun and friends.

One of my favorite things on Sunday was Lime, the group from the 1980s, one of my favorites. I had forgotten about so many of their songs which defined my youth.

A few friends and I were standing near the park and all of a sudden, Lime starts performing, that’s the video above I ran right over. They sang all their hits, “Babe We’re Gonna Love Tonight,” “Guilty,” “Unexpected Lovers” and more. So great.



The Beaux Arts Festival

I went to Beaux Arts Festival of the Art on Saturday, the yearly show at the University of Miami, now in its 67th year. It’s the first arts festival of our festival season, coming up through the winter will be other yearly events.

We always see people from our town there – showing their art and strolling the festival and we eat everything in site from conch fritters to ice cream bars and everything in between.

I bought Silly Putty


I just bought Silly Putty. Remember this? Remember how it used to pick up newspaper comics? I wanted the original one, shown here, below. But I couldn’t find that. So I got this version, which supposedly is the real thing. I’ll let you know when I feel it and smell it, and try it on the comics.


Happy New Year!


I’m looking forward to 2018. I don’t know why, I just feel good about it. For one thing, the numbers add up to 11, which is very good and 18 is very good in Jewish/Hebrew. It’s “Chai,” which means “life.”

I feel and see good things coming for me, us and the country. I get premonitions and I feel strong about this.

I will finally get my new comic strip going and that’s probably the best thing for me right now. Stay tooned.

I love my new Superman bookend


Is this the coolest thing? It’s my latest acquisition, made by a guy in Israel named Ovi Niv. You can get it here, it’s only $25. It was a gift actually. Love it.superman2superman3

I love this Cork Bow Tie, too.  You can get it here. It’s made of natural sustainable cork.

It’s quite thin made of sustainable material, the bark of the cork oak regenerates within 7-9 years after harvest, and the process extends the life of the trees to over 200 years. It’s hand-made in Portugal.bowtie