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I have a solution for the Trump situation. Can him. No not as in “You’re Fired”. Pickle him. That’s right preserve. Hang with me, you’ll see. Label the front of the jar 2017 with an expiration date of NEVER. On the back list the ingredients lest they be forgotten. Lots of vinegar. Equal handfuls of misogyny, arrogance, vitriol, vulgarity, hate, incompetence, stupidity, lies, bluster and distrust. 3 tablespoons each yellow dye #5 and orange dye #3 and 1 teaspoon red dye #2. Remove the jar to a shelf, deep in a dark basement between the haricot vert green beans and Shishito peppers. Check every so often to make sure the jar seal hasn’t been broken. Leave the jar there for a long time. All the while remembering this failed experiment vowing never repeat it. Ever. Then let’s all work toward perfecting the next presidential recipe and make it savory with a pinch of sweet.

Canned by Ken Orvidas

A few years ago I sent “Summer Reading” unsolicited to the New York Times Book Review for the annual list of good reads for the summer. I got an encouraging and kind response and it never ran. I still like it. Here it is again just in time for summer. Happy reading.

Summer Reading by Ken Orvidas

Mindfulness Hijacked

After hearing that today is National Cupcake Day, I was reminded of an illustration I did for the Yoga Journal. The story was about a yoga class that happened to be located over a cupcake bakery. Needless to say, mindfulness practice was damn near impossible. So, here’s to National Cupcake Day!

Paul Bunyan, a giant lumberjack in American folklore finds himself in my growing series of images for “Myths, Fables and Fantastical Tales”. The subject of North American tall tales, Bunyan, accompanied by Babe the Blue Ox apparently made his debut in a 1916 promo piece for the Red River Lumber Company and became a legend of oral story telling. He’s been covered by Disney, the theatre and numerous statues.

Paul Bunyan by Ken Orvidas

A piece I illustrated about USA Gambling that pretty much fits on this election day. Some call it a roll of the dice others call it something else.

USA Gambling by Ken Orvidas for Men's Health Magazine

 

 

Here’s another one to add to my series, “Myths, Fables and Fantastical Tales”.

Since Johnny Appleseed (aka John Chapman) was a real person, he will fit under Fantastical Tales. He was born in 1774 and became a legend while still alive. It is said he introduced apples to Pennsylvania, Ontario (Canada), Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and West Virginia. He was a missionary, gardener and orchardist. One can visit the historical site of the Johnny Appleseed Museum in Ohio. Not sure but perhaps he coined the phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

Johnny Appleseed by Ken Orvidas

The tale of Jonah living inside a whale is another entry in my series, “Myths, Fables and Fantastical Tales”. It must be like living on a cruise ship with only one port hole and a bit more dark and damp.

Jonah's Great Escape by Ken Orvidas

We have all heard of legendary fish stories. The one that got away for instance. “Hopeful”, is along the same lines but more about seeing one thing and hoping for something much more.

Hopeful by Ken Orvidas

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