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That Time of Year

That Time of Year I have been running different ideas of what to post today through my head for a few days now. And then the realization struck me. It’s my birthday. With this in mind, I am going to post this as a place holder. The sole purpose of …

Like an Atomic Blast

Like an Atomic Blast It’s time to take a breather. I received something this week that I knew was coming but still, to see it, it gave me pause. (Yeah I know that sounds stupid). Anyway, we hit a landmark this week. It turns out that not only was Wednesday’s …

antique shop

Raised in an Antique Shop

Raised in an Antique Shop Death is never an easy subject to talk about. That sentence sounds weird coming from me. I know it, you know it, but we are getting to the reality of it here in a minute. I mean, real death, not the fantastical and loopy deaths …

Western ways and gunslingers

Western Ways and Gunslingers

Western Ways and Gunslingers Recently in conversation the remark came out that we don’t really have any westerns anymore. I didn’t say it but in a way I agree with the thought. The westerns that were reruns when I was growing up and a big part of my parent’s entertainment, …

Tell me a story

Tell me a Story #graphicnovels

Tell me a Story Where to begin? They say that the first sentence is one of the most important because it sets the tone of the story or the paper or whatever… But ya know, the important thing really is that you begin. Or something… Which only sorta kinda touches …

Merry Cthulhumas

Merry Cthulhumas We all should know by now what time of year this is. But I have been a bit remiss. Due to the rush in family stuff and all the other hub Bub of the season I am falling behind. Add to that this damn cold/flu that I have …

Change in the Air

Change in the Air I know, I know, the second post this week is late. And it is part of the problem I am running into right now. Basically, I have been thinking lately and I have some issues I want to figure out and work around and make better. …

Heft of an Alice Pack

Heft of an Alice Pack

Note to the story: This is a blast from the past. There are several reasons for this. First and foremost the 241st birthday of the Marine Corps will be happening this week (Thursday November 10th.) As always for me that is a time of celebration not only of my personal …

Trolls in the Upper Peninsula

Trolls in the Upper Peninsula

Trolls in the Upper Peninsula My wife is on vacation. Of course, this means I should be on vacation too, but it never works out like that. Instead I make it a point to get time off here and there throughout her vacation so that we can do stuff. Or …