This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at freshspectrum.com.
Every holiday season I try to draw a set of Christmas comics. For whatever reason, it was harder this year.
SIMON: Do you still pick up the pen?
SPIEGELMAN: I pick it up, but it’s a very heavy instrument right now. And I’ve got little notes and little doodles and drawings. I have no idea what they can come to, and I’m hoping that the pen gets lighter if I get to use it every day and build up my finger muscles, you know?
I think in the new year I need to find some other way to pursue inspiration. And I have an idea, but will talk about that in January.
For now, I hope you’ll find at least a chuckle or two in this year’s set.
Zero Carbon Santa
I wonder what Santa could use instead of coal.
Santa probably gets a lot of emails. But I doubt he’s the one reading them all. Some elf probably has that responsibility…
Ugly Sweater Contest
There was an ugly sweater contest at my office last week. I forgot about it but went to work wearing a sweater. The sweater wasn’t ugly, but it did inspire this cartoon.
When I talk to other indie consultants, especially new ones, my key piece of advice is that your hourly or daily rate doesn’t really matter. Budgets matter a lot more.
Take reindeer for example, they only one day a year. They might get a really good rate for that one day, but is it enough to keep them in reindeer food and shelter for the remaining 364.
Logic model is a little too simple.
Trying to think of evaluation stuff I haven’t talked about during past holidays. This one is based on the idea that a lame logic model can lead to a lame evaluation. Also, these are elves, but I think we’re a little too zoomed in for that to be noticeable.
Do you think Santa makes the elves deliver a year end annual report? Seems like it would be a little bit of stressful deadline to me.
I hope you have a fantastic holiday!
Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope it is a good one. See ya next week