Tuesday, April 16, 2013


I was late starting this week’s AlphaBot due to some last-minute tax snafus. Just as I was about to begin I found out about the Boston Marathon explosions. So the whole time I was doing this I was thinking of those who ran into the disaster area to help the wounded. I’m sure most of you have heard or read this quote from Fred Rogers:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster’, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”
- Mr. Rogers


  1. This is so touching in such poignant but uplifting way. And thank you for the Mr.Rogers quote.

  2. This one's really great. Says it all. I like your robots, and sorry I haven't been popping in as much. Why is it as we get older there is less time and more to do? Shouldn't it be the opposite?

    I like your Irebot. Great expression. Reminds me of illustrator Boris Artzybasheff. I believe I mentioned him to you at one time.

  3. Very appropriate in light of this week's tragedy. (It crept into my art this week a little, too) Such sweet emotion here! Poor little guy! He seems like he's in good "hands."