Year in Review: Reading

I love having Goodreads’ Reading Challenge to help measure the kind of reading year I’ve had. I upped my challenge from 2016 to 75 and then midway through the year made a fundamental change in my comics reading. It became increasingly obvious that my comic book writing work has not been about contemporary matters so didn’t need the monthlies. Instead, I could save some money switching to trades (as well as some brain cells reading several issues of a title […]

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Year in Review: Writing and Editing

With 2017 winding down, I am taking some time to look back and evaluate what sort of professional year it was. As the year began, I was out of work, seeking a school that wanted me fulltime and subbing most days at St. Vincent Pallotti. March saw me do a four-week stint at New Town High in Baltimore County, which was interesting but didn’t really lead to much. On the freelance side, it was productive while not necessarily remunerative enough […]

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As the First Semester Draws to a Close…

We have just five days left to the first semester at school then we go into mid-terms. The transition from teaching in a public school and a private school has been an interesting one with many differences. The biggest adjustment may well be the schedule where most weeks we have a shortened teaching day to accommodate the monthly mass, class competition, or some other school-wide activity. As a result, my 43-minute class can be truncated to as little as 30 […]

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