Well… things have a way of getting away from you, if you’re not careful. Meaning me, meaning this here website. I know it’s pretty common for people to post apologies for not posting very often. Lord knows I’ve done it once or twice in the past as well. Sorry about […]

“…and we change with them.”

When I moved to Michigan in 1996, one of the first things I set out to do in my new hometown was find a comic book store. Finding the right comic book store is like finding the right church. And more difficult in a town where there is a church […]

On Shooter’s Hill…

…right about now, they’re scattering Steve Moore’s ashes on this burial mound, by the light of the full moon. Sleep well, Endymion…

At last…

The less said about last year, the better… So here’s to 2014!

On Black Friday

There is something deeply distasteful about the annual Black Friday rituals. Lining up hours (even days) in advance, sacrificing comfort, sacrificing time with family or friends, risking possible injury in the mad press of the crowds, competing against the rest of the mob for discounts on already-overpriced baubles and gadgets. […]

This day…

“Thanks” by W.S. Merwin Listen with the night falling we are saying thank you we are stopping on the bridges to bow for the railings we are running out of the glass rooms with our mouths full of food to look at the sky and say thank you we are […]

Social Security

Bear with me. This post is a long one. I’m making some changes in the next few days and I wanted to take a few minutes to explain why. I don’t think it’s any secret that I have a day job — I work in Advertising, in case you didn’t […]

Lunchtime Reading: “She is the first person to see me as a whole being.”

Traveling the past few days, criss-crossing the state in a massive slab of automobile and doing my best to stave off the boredom and frustrating lack of productivity. And then I run across this, doing my best not to sniffle too loud in the back seat… “I began to believe […]

So, this happened…

In the kitchenette at work… “Morning.” My coworker, recently returned from maternity leave, observes me boiling water. “Making tea again.” “Yes.” “Do you ever drink coffee?” “Sometimes . . . it’s a little bit bitter, though.” “Yeah. I only drink it here at work.” I nod. “I didn’t really discover […]