• The Bad Art and Storytelling of My Childhood Comics: Part Two
    In part one, I introduced Blaze—the man’s man of my childhood comics. He had a thigh gap and clearly skipped leg day, but he was bad and he was big and he blazed with his fists. In our last installment, his nameless arch-nemesis took hostages at the New York Factory of Weapon and Metal Making of New York (NYFWMMNY) and Blaze was in a bar fight on a crime crackdown case. […]
  • The Bad Art and Storytelling of My Childhood Comics
    We all start somewhere. Long before O Negative was a figment in my imagination, before Cole and Sam and Lindy took up any mental real estate, there was Blaze and Nuke Blastro. But let’s step back a moment. Like I said in an earlier post, I was always a storyteller of sorts, even in childhood. Most of the time, it took the form of imaginative play. My friend and I used to […]
  • Four Steps – My 2018 Goals Part Two
    The best goals are executed slowly. I know someone whose new year’s goal is to take one fitness class per week. Then up that number after a month. This is an excellent way of establishing long-term habits. It prevents the burnout of starting big only to get discouraged later when we don’t meet our own sky-high expectations. I know how lofty expectations can be ultimately […]
  • My 2017 Reading
    At the bottom of every post, I put a book or two that I am currently reading. I don’t do this to show off. I do it because: 1) I’m interested in what other people are reading. 2) I think there might be people who would be interested in what I’m reading. 3) I love going to a blog and discovering a new book that interests me. So, I decided to put together a list of […]
  • New Year’s Resolutions Are a Waste of Time – My 2018 Goals
    The story is common: the new year rolls around and you realize that another year has passed. Another year of not losing that weight, or pursuing that dream, or investing in relationships. And that new year, like a flashing indicator of your passing life, brings a lift of hope you can change. So, you make a resolution or two or ten. This year you’ll stick to it. But you […]