“We feel lost and we feel found…”

Some songs just stick with me, sometimes. I don’t know why that is. It seems like songs — well, some songs — are more like places. They occupy a physical place in my mind. They’re snapshots of the geography of my dreams. And I find myself returning to them again […]

Big Pop

Today’s my grandfather’s birthday. He would have been 106 years old. I don’t have a lot of memories of him. We moved away when I was very young and I only saw him a handful of times after that. But the memories I do have are special. I wrote this […]

This is important.

Bill Mantlo

If you read comics back in the late 70’s and through the 80’s, then you might very well have read a comic or two by Bill Mantlo. For me, the standout is his work on the Micronauts title. In lesser hands, that book would have never been much more than […]

Random Thoughts!

I have to admit that I’m a bit excited to see the new Captain America movie. I enjoyed the first one and also really enjoyed The Avengers. I like Chris Evans as an actor (his performance in the underrated Push stands out in my memory). Also, it’ll be nice to […]

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 […]

“They said I’d gone south…”

Haven’t done one of these in a while, but I’m a big fan of composer Clint Mansell’s soundtracks. When the Stoker soundtrack came out, I put it into regular rotation on Spotify. An added bonus was discovering the music of Emily Wells. A haunting, wavering voice paired with lyrics that […]

lost keys

As the plane breaks the cloud cover over Key West, I look out the window and see the ocean for the first time in I’ve-lost-count-how-many-years. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I hate the sea. But I have to admit, despite myself, it is an impressive sight. The water below […]