100+++ days of…

Over the last 6 years or so, I've been doodling a lot. Back when I was a professional bartender, I began posting bar-related doodles on my Twitter account during closing around 3 a.m., usually on the front of an envelope or whatever scrap paper was nearby, inspired by events that had happened during my shift …

Family meal

On a Monday evening once or twice a month, at a time in the evening when many New Yorkers would be opening smartphone apps to order dinner delivery, a car full of my in-laws pulls up at our apartment building in Ridgewood, Queens. Jorge's two brothers and sister, his parents and their two poodle-mix puppies …

Now

Right now, I'm sitting at the dining table, propped up by a densely packed throw pillow and a (lukewarm) hot water bottle, nestled next to my lower back. I've stayed home from work these last two days due to a sharp, debilitating pain in my back which, apparently, recurs every year and a half or …