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A Fair Shot

Here’s something I worked on for OnCampus, the American Federation of Teachers‘ publication for college faculty and staff. The cover story in the fall issue looks at college affordability and how the burden of student debt is preventing students from … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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House Hunters

This illustration appeared in the Boston Globe this past weekend with a story on how one should behave at an open house. It’s surprising that some of the tips, like not snooping around in the medicine cabinet or letting your … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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Picture This

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance offers some helpful tips for organizing and preserving the photos you have stashed away in your closet and on your hard drive. Below a pair of ideas that didn’t develop. Take a picture of my historical doppledanger … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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What a Drag it is Getting Old

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance says, if you’re planning on getting old, you should probably buy a long-term care insurance policy. If you’re approaching retirement age, do it sooner rather than later, as it gets pricier as you get older and are … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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I, for one, welcome our new robot car overlords

People are terrible drivers. Soon, that won’t be a problem. In the no-too-distant future, cars won’t need an inattentive, distracted, careless or error-prone human being to sit behind the steering wheel. They will be fully capable of driving themselves, The … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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Might as well jump

The fall issue of ANA Magazine takes a look at risk taking and discovers that playing is safe might be the biggest risk of all. Below are a couple of ideas that fell flat.      

October 07, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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The Shipping News

Do you know the difference between Inland Marine and Ocean Marine Insurance? I sort of do, but only because the fine folks at National Underwriter hired me to illustrate a story explaining the difference. That story and this image appear … Continue reading

October 02, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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