Convention Wrap-Up: Missing were Reasons to Hire and Reasons to Fire

Posted on

I blog rarely about politics but now that the two weeks of conventions are thankfully in the past, we have nine weeks to make some important decisions. Showing the Democrats’ diversity was a strong visual theme throughout their four day convention. Both the Democrats and the Republicans put on their mercifully truncated shows, each speaking […]

More >

The Academic Year Ends

Posted on

On Friday, the academic year came to an end. Over the next few days we have a faculty meeting and have to finalize our grades. By Friday, after I head in to clean my classroom, I will have officially complete the year and my contract. While this is not my student, I get the impression […]

More >

32

Posted on

The other day, Deb commented that 32 seemed like a very adult age. Today, Robbie would have hit that milestone and once again, I wonder what he would be doing. Robbie with Kendra and Mary, two of the people ensuring he was kept busy and active while being treated. When he took ill, he was […]

More >

Seven Years in Maryland

Posted on

Seven years ago today, we took possession of our current home. While we didn’t move in for another ten days, I see this as our formal arrival to Maryland. What the townhouse looks lie each Halloween. It still doesn’t feel like home. We had twenty years in Fairfield where we set down one root after […]

More >

Observations from the Home Office

Posted on

I like being home. I like my desk, my dog, my coffee. I have a ton of things to watch or read. Being home isn’t an issue for me. We’ve ventured out of the house to walk the dog 3-4 times a day, saying hi to neighbors, with everyone keeping a polite distance, although the […]

More >

Writing Update

Posted on

I have written very little over the last few months. Once the Flash: 100 Greatest book was put to bed, I have managed two short stories and my usual reviews and columns. The sixth 100 Greatest Moments book has been pushed on the schedule by the publisher so I should have time to do more […]

More >

Holy Pub Date! It’s a Book!

Posted on

Word is that Amazon has begun delivering Batman: 100 Greatest Moments in advance of today’s publication. The review copies are out and I look forward to the commentary. I’ll say this: the book was a breeze to write and assemble compared with the other books. A large part of this has to do with my […]

More >

The Pangaea III Kickstarter Campaign is NOW

Posted on

Mike Friedman doesn’t think small. He has envisioned worldafter world and one of his most ambitious projects was an alternate history. Some years back, he wondered how mankind would have evolvedhad Pangaea, the super-continent, neve shattered into the seven continents weknow today. He did some research, did some wishful thinking, then invited hisfriends to come […]

More >

Where Have I Been?

Posted on

I have been exceedingly quiet here on the blog but that does not mean I have been in stasis. There has actually been a lot going on but for a variety of reasons, I have put off writing anything for public consumption.The last few weeks has been filled with a lot of planning, both my […]

More >