A starry soundtrack.

I wanted to blog about my experience at Boston Comic Con this past weekend, but I have nothing to write about.  It's not that I had a bad time or was bored.  It's just that nothing extraordinary happened.  I had a nice time.  I met some nice people.  I sold some books.  But because I was by myself at a convention within driving distance of my house, I didn't have any adventures.  I attended the show, sold merch, ate dinner, then went home and slept in my own bed.  A nice weekend, but not...

At home for the first time.

This weekend is a double-convention weekend for us.  Garth and I will be exhibiting at two separate conventions.  He will be returning to Otakon, while I will be appearing at Boston Comic Con for the first time.  Despite living in the Boston area for many years, I've never applied to this show because I foolishly assumed I would do poorly there.  That assumption had nothing to do with Boston Comic Con itself, but my experience at other comic conventio...

Return to the In Between.

We posted the conclusion of Issue 19 yesterday, which was Chapter 4 of STAR POWER & THE FINAL JUMP GATE.  Every story is five chapters, so only Chapter 5 remains!  Before we get to this storyline's final chapter, however, we always take a break between Issues.  Our breaks are normally two weeks long and include six updates of lore entries or in-house advertisements (for our Patreon campaign, convention schedules, or book release announcement...

Keeping busy, part 2.

As I mentioned in Tuesday's blog, I'm by myself this week while my wife and son are away on vacation.  I spoke of my week-long battle plan to clean the house while they're gone, as well as my progress so far.  Since this is all I've been doing this week I have little else to write about, so let's review where I've been and what I have left to do: SATURDAY- Pulled weeds, planted new flowers, sprayed my lawn with weed-killer. SUNDAY- Cleared away our failed attempt at a compost pile. MO...

Keeping busy.

My wife and son left for vacation on Saturday.  I, for reasons disclosed in last week's blog post, stayed home to watch our cats.  Within the first hour of their departure I was missing them, and I could feel the dread of seven days of solitude creeping up on me.  Having time to yourself always sounds so grand, right up until the people you love go away and you're left alone with your thoughts.  The doubts.  The insecurities.  The low self-esteem threatening to overwhelm you and make you f...

All by myself.

Next week, my wife and son will be going on our summer vacation to upstate New York without me.  It's the first time in many years I'll be missing out on the annual trip.  It's not because our marriage is in jeopardy, nor is it because of a scheduling conflict.  I won't be joining them because I got spooked. When our cat Rascal was first diagnosed with a serious heart condition back in May, I made the choice to stay behind so I could administer her many medications.  Earlier this month, R...

Picture perfect.

Photography has been a hobby of mine for a few years.  I was at the height of my amateur photography when I was involved in the Boston burlesque scene.  I would shoot flyers for upcoming shows, do photography for some of those very same shows, and do portraits of dancers in costumes, artistic nudes, candids, or whatever crazy idea they wished to capture on camera.  I had a lot of fun practicing photography, and it was a very fun time of exchanged creativity and forging connections with people...

My lack of interest.

My social media feeds have been full of two nerdy things this week: Game of Thrones and Doctor Who.  I have little to contribute to the conversation regarding either of those things because I don't watch either show, nor do I care to. Many people I know are surprised to learn I have zero interest in Game of Thrones and Doctor Who.  They're fantasy and science fiction shows, and those are both genres that I adore!  But just because I like sci-fi and fantasy, that doesn't mean I'm obligated ...

It says everything.

My brother got married over the weekend.  I could use today's blog to talk at length about how honored I was to perform the ceremony; or about how unforgettable the reception was, from the delicious food to the red hot live band that turned the wedding into a concert.  Instead of going on and on about all that, I'll simply share my Best Man speech.  I think it perfectly sums up my feelings for my brother this weekend, and my hopes for his life going forward with his beautiful wife.   ...

Dedicated and neutral.

There are two important things on my mind as I sit down to write today's blog entry: my brother's wedding and net neutrality. Let's focus on net neutrality first.  Net neutrality is "the principle that internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites."  It's the approach to the free and open internet that's given us the internet as we know it.  In 2015 net neutrality wa...