Temptation Surplus Disorder

Cartoon of two boys. One says, “My problem is that I have TSD. I have a Temptation Surplus Disorder.”

There is no shortage of temptation, especially around this time of year. There is plenty of food to enjoy, kids’ shows are bombarded with toy commercials and as it gets colder, it feels good to just relax and skip some activity. 

Be brave, my friend! We all have TSD this time of year. Combat it with a little discipline and push through to resolution time at the beginning of next year!

Getting to know you!

Cartoon of a man looking into a telescope. Another man says, "Maybe we would know about the neighborhood if we get out among them."
Copyright © 2017 Kidzmatter & Kevin Spear

There is a lot of fear out there of our neighbors. It’s a low-level fear for most neighborhoods. In other neighborhoods, there may be legitimate fear because of crime rates and past experiences. At the same time, there appears to be a lot of loneliness. What would happen if we began reaching out again? Maybe we would find we have much more in common than we thought.

I drew this for Kidzmatter Magazine.

Computer Crashes and Breaks

Cartoon of a man at a desk. He says, "I found a way to take my breaks. My computer is set up to crash every two hours."
I’ve been the victim of many a computer crash. Graphics programs can take a lot of memory and some computers just can’t handle it. One day, I thought how great it could be to time those crashes for work breaks. What a slogan! “Turn your crash into a break!” 

Saint Nick and Noncompetes

Cartoon of a stern businessman and Santa Claus. The man says, “I saw you at another mall, Santa. What about our noncompete agreement?”

Santa has a tough time in the retail world. He gives toys away, he cares about good behavior, he works at all the malls without concern for competition,  and his distribution system is superb to Amazon’s. Keep it up, Santa. We love you just the way you are!