Emergency Camping Trip.

I'm taking an emergency camping trip next week.

It's not going to be a deep-into-the-woods excursion. I'm not going to be isolated atop a mountain or beside a roaring river. I'm not even going very far. I'm going to a family-oriented campground in a town about thirty minutes from where I live. I'll be renting a 12ft x 12ft single-room cabin beside numerous other campsites. This isn't going to be fancy or even ve...

Hijacked By Unrelated Characters.

I'm one of those people who has a cast of characters in his imagination, many of whom are waiting for a chance to be put somewhere. Some of them enter and emerge with a quick turnaround, while others have been waiting "backstage" for years. Every so often one of those characters rushes to the front of the line and takes the spotlight for themselves, despite my best efforts to the contrary.

The most notable occurren...

Bad Headspace Day.

As I sit down to write today's blog I've come to the end of a very bad day in my headspace. If you're reading this today (Thursday), then this very bad headspace day happened yesterday (Wednesday). There was nothing special about this particular day in my bad headspace. It was just like all the others that I've experienced since this pandemic has dragged on into its fourth month. As I have nothing else to write about for today's blog, since there's been nothing new t...

An Attempt at Something Normal.

I'm going stir crazy. Absolutely stir crazy. If cabin fever were measured in real body temperature, mine would be alarming. I want to get out of my house. I have to leave and do something. But I don't want to get out and do something stupid, either. As much as I want this all to be over, I want it done right... not the way it's been done so there's a new surge of COVID-19 cases. I'm not about to "take my chances!" and risk my health or, more importantly, the healt...

ConnectiCon at a Distance!

This weekend would have been ConnectiCon, the convention that's dearest to my heart. I've spoken at length about ConnectiCon for years, from its heart and character, to the strong relationships I've built in my life and career because of it. ConnectiCon is the hands-down highlight of my convention year, but like all other conventions in 2020 this one has been canceled thanks to COVID-19.

I'm sad but not surprised the...

Storytelling With Others.

I began my career in webcomics as a solo creator, and once Star Power comes to an end at the conclusion of this Issue, I'll be returning to focusing on my solo endeavors with The Legacy of Dominic Deegan. The last seven years working with Garth on Star Power has been a collaborative effort, and it's taught me things about the creative process I would have never learned working alone. Collaborating has been an excellent exercise and I've been able to bring the lessons l...

It's My Birthday!

Happy birthday to me!

Happy birthday to me!

Happy birthday to oh shit I'm 41 and I didn't expect to be spending my birthday during a global pandemic where I've been watching my five-year-old son for close to one hundred days and I've been stuck in my house because my wife's car broke down and now she takes the one I drive to work every day so anywhere I want to go ha...

New Musical Acquisitions.

Father's Day was a quiet affair this year, as will be my birthday on Thursday, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While I didn't get the " let Daddy sleep in this morning" treatment that I was hoping for, I did get an iTunes Gift Card. I love getting those because it means one important thing for me: new music.

So in the absence of any new or exciting things to speak about, because there's nothing new happening with...

Speaking Out.

I've fallen out of regularly watching professional wrestling for a few months now. I grew disillusioned with the creative and business decisions of corporate wrestling, and was getting ready to return to dedicated viewership of my favorite indie promotion when COVID-19 hit, which canceled pretty much everything. My love of pro-wrestling had not waned, even though my consumption of it had.

Recently, on various social ...

I Started Doing Yoga and Now It's The Only Exercise I Want To Do.

When everything shut down because of COVID-19, no one knew how long we would be doing this. Without access to my local gym, I needed some way to keep getting the exercise I've come to rely on for my physical and mental health. I tried returning to the at-home resistance band workouts I started at the very beginning of my workout routine, but my son is older now and can't keep his hands off the bands. I needed to do something to keep my body feeling active.