Sorry for the delays and inconsistencies in posting. After last weekend spent back home in Pennsylvania at my dad's funeral, I wasn't really in the mood to write anything this week. And it's been difficult leading up to this for a while now. A few notes about that trip, though. My older brother and I … Continue reading Back to life.
In October of 2013, I traveled from Utah back to the homeland in central Pennsylvania to bury my mother. Thanksgiving night, 2018: a long-awaited and expected phone call from my brother letting me know my father had passed away after a long and painful battle with cancer. I'll be returning to Pennsylvania once again within … Continue reading Home-going 2018
Marvel Comic's founder and American pop-culture icon Stan Lee died this morning after being rushed to the hospital from his home. While his comic book resume is well known amongst fans of the various characters he helped bring to life, it is impossible to overstate the influence those characters have had on not only American … Continue reading RIP Stan Lee
Coming up in February of next year is another round of "Keep Portland Weird," Wizard Con edition. After my previous experience in Portland covering Wizard Con in 2017, I've decided to take another ride on the VooDoo Donuts-hosting train that is Wizard Con Portland. Now, the early guest list reads like a "Buffy the Vampire … Continue reading Wizard World Portland 2019
Coming up, another "Comic Con." This one is the ACE Universe Comic Con, holding its first event of 2019 in Glendale, Arizona (after successful shows in Chicago, Seattle, and Glendale in 2018). From January 11-13, at the Gila River Arena, super-fans will be able to meet Tom Hiddleston, Michael Fassbender, David Tennant, Krysten Ritter, Charlie … Continue reading ACE Comic Con – Glendale 2018
Been away a while, and I apologize. Started NaNoWriMo yesterday. Hopefully will get farther than I did last year. I'll try to pay updates, along with some good lines/sections as I go. Life is still complicated so bear with me. See you all around, and thanks for hanging out with me.
[Trust me: we'll get there] This weekend, the Spring High School Class of 1988 (Spring, TX, just north of Houston) had their thirty-year reunion. Thirty years ago, several hundred seventeen and eighteen year-olds walked across a stage and began a life they believed would be full of wonder, excitement, perhaps even adventure. A good portion … Continue reading Is this what a mid-life crisis feels like?
..even though I don't want to. There are certain topics I'm really exhausted of talking about, but they keep coming up, because they impact me, however tangentially, so I am forced to mention them... again. Case(s) in point: Denver Comic Con (Fuck you, San Diego) is an event I've enjoyed attending the last few years … Continue reading I have to post this…
Here's a snippet of something I was toying with about "special" individuals in the world. Let me know what you think. Neos It seemed like it happened all at once. One day, they were just there—the Neos, I mean—“Neos” as in “New People.” A guy running sixty miles an hour down Park Avenue. A lady, … Continue reading Heroes and Villains
He clicked through the site, with its endlessly array of headlines designed to shock, titillate, and/or enrage. Mostly enrage, it seemed. That's all there was, anymore. Somebody did something. Somebody else said something. Still another someone agreed with one of the first and disagreed with the second, or vice-verse. All of which constituted a crisis … Continue reading Today’s snippet