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.

Being Watched

Cartoon of a man a man and woman in a pew. A boy stares at them. The man says, "Do you ever get the feeling you're being watched?

Cartoon of a man a man and woman in a pew. A boy stares at them. The man says, “Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched?

I drew this for the February, 2012 CHOGNews.

Privacy is an issue that keeps coming up thanks to the Internet, Facebook, Apple and Google. People fret because they’re concerned someone out there knows way too much about what brand of bread you buy or how often you do (or don’t) brush your teeth.

In some ways,  lack of privacy can be good. It can help you when you have publicly declared you are going to lose weight and a mountain-sized hot fudge sundae calls your name. It can help when you know you shouldn’t be doing such and such and you realize it’s a bad idea when little eyes are watching.

A lack of privacy can be good to knock the hypocrisy right out of you. It can be especially good to know the next generation is watching you and are taking notes.  Don’t do in the dark what you wouldn’t do in the day!