Archive for December, 2001

I think it’s absolutely adorable when youngsters write letters to Santa Claus during the Christmas season. They thoughtfully comprise a wish list of all of the wonderful things that they want and try to convince St. Nick that they deserve the items due to their good behavior.

Of course, you and I know that Santa Claus is a fictional character and that the letters addressed to him are doomed to a short life in postal limbo where they are ultimately discarded. But that doesn’t stop thousands of kids from writing to him every year … it’s truly precious how innocent and naive children can be.

Now excuse me, I have to go pray.

Aren’t we all supposed to have robots by now?

Jim McCaffrey • Main Line Life Newspaper • December, 2001

Todd Marrone is a quick draw artist. He may be the best known unknown artist on the Main Line.

Thousands of people have likely seen his work — he hangs it on telephone poles, leaves it in train stations and puts stacks out in stores. Recently some were set out like lawn signs with each piece signed boldly “Vote Todd.” Marrone is currently creating line drawings – 40 to 50 of them at a sitting – by squirting black acrylic paint from a glue bottle. (more…)

I wish more people would try to make something other than money and babies.