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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

I remember the anxiety I felt when I signed the mortgage for my home. The numbers may seem minuscule in comparison, but everything is relative. It's a risk to borrow against future earnings to invest in building your present life. No matter how good the intentions or fiscally sound the plan, it's impossible to predict all the variables. I felt the same anxiety when Donna and I had our two children, when we bought our first car or built my studio. But used responsibly, debt can be a great tool to build a future. Now, will generations of lawmakers be disciplined enough to do the legislative equivalent of staying home on Saturday nights, stretching an extra year out of that old coat or eating pasta five nights a week to pay down this 787 billion dollar mortgage? Stay tuned.

5 Comments
  1. February 18, 2009 -

    This is an amazing portrait of Obama, Larry! I agree with your comments here.

  2. February 18, 2009 -

    Great Sketch of the President! It's only a short space of seconds and its all done...........The resultant effect can last years whether good or bad!

  3. February 18, 2009 -

    Thanks, I wanted to do my best this morning because yesterday, I had two photo shoots for book covers I'm working on and I was in such a rush to catch the train that I did a pretty lame drawing of Kim Jong-il. One interesting thing about this drawing. Obama is yet another left handed president. That makes the 8th of the 44 total presidents of the US. Thats twice the average in the general population, and whats more, the percentage was going to increase no matter who won the previous election since John McCain is left handed too.

  4. Alyssa
    February 20, 2009 -

    I really like this one Dad

  5. February 20, 2009 -

    Thanks Alyssa! it's nice to know that you're checking in.