Abraham Lincoln Had a Dog Named Fido

From “In Love with A. Lincoln” (c) Maira KalmanIf you’ve been reading Mental Shavings for awhile—and thank you if you do—then you already know that I’m a big Maira Kalman fan.

It turns out that my love is unrequited because the author and artist has committed her heart to a far bigger man: Abe Lincoln.

Be sure to check out her latest essay “In Love With A. Lincoln” that just got posted on NYTimes.com.

Once again, Kalman proves the point that simple words and pictures can often tell a story better than any bloated Flash file ever could.