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Adventures in Podcasting: Introduction

Nearly three years ago I decided to stop talking about starting a podcast and actually figure out how to create one. That is not entirely true. I had been planning and plotting a podcast for about a year. I love to talk. I love to have an audience. Almost every review of this blog has said that reading it is like listening to me talk. It seemed logical to make the next step, but I was also acutely aware that my podcast did not need to work like my blog. I doubt anyone wants to hear me prattle away for 30 to 45 minutes about my silly ideas about life. My blog has often been a glorified string of rants. I am internationally known for my short-sighted and often controversial rants.

In the same way I wanted my blog to have greater meaning, I wanted my podcast to have form and function. Rants are all well and good, but without inspiration it would be difficult to launch into one on a weekly schedule. I decided that I wanted to podcast thematically about a hobby I was passionate about. That…
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February 19 Comic Book Pull List

DC Batman #89 Joker Killer Smile #3 (of 3) Justice League #41 IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle #103 Image Deadly Class #43 Undiscovered  Country #4
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February 12 Comic Book Pull LIst

DC Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 Green Lantern Season 2 #1 Dynamite  Vampirella #3 1969 Replica Edition Marvel Dr. Strange #3 Excalibur #7 Immortal Hulk #31 Savage Avengers #10 Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #3 Thor #3 Wolverine #1 Claremont and Miller Facsimile Edition X-Force #7 X-men #6

February 5 Comic Book Pull List

Aftershock The Man Who F*&%$# Up Time #1    From the creator of Outer Darkness comes a really fun read about time travel.  Dark Horse Crone #4   The writer and artist are two of the friendliest people that Garin and I have interviewed. The story is fun, and has some great twists and turns
DC Batman #88    Tynion is crafting a gadget filled tale of intrigue. Since #86 has been the best Batman since Snyder's Endgame.  Joker/ Harley: Criminal Sanity #3    This re-imagining is Dexter meets the Dark Knight universe.  Justice League #40
Dynamite Vengeance of Vampirella #5 Image Crowded #11    This is one of my absolute favorite non capes and tights books.  Manifest Destiny #41    Lewis and Clark have some secrets all their own.  Marvel Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #1 Dark Agnes #1 Doctor Doom #5 Marauders #7 Savage Avengers #0 Star Wars: Darth Vader #1    Greg Pak gained a lot of my love and respect with this one.  X-men/ Fantastic Four #1    Chip Zdarsky, I love you, man. 

Love Explained

Valentine's Day is in six days. I have words on my heart because of it. Some of my friends and the people I love are hurting because they are spending February 14 alone. I have certainly been there and done that. Being alone doesn't necessarily mean that you are not in a relationship. It is all about feeling as if you have a sense of connection that fills you full of hope and mutual compassion to just be together. If you feel that way what I am about to write is probably meant for you. I'm not sure of my audience today. I woke up with this rattling fully formed in my head. Like some medieval mystic, I am at the keys in a near trance letting the words pass through me and trying not to get in their way too much.
I do not feel like Valentine's Day has ever really been about love. It is about celebrating having some one. There are times I have done this really well. There are other times that I was too busy feeling sorry for myself for not having someone or not having the …

Rolling Up My Sleeves

I didn't make a specific New Year's Resolution for 2020. It wasn't that I lacked vision of what I wanted to do differently this year. I didn't lack the ability to find the common threads in all of the things I wanted to accomplish so that I could name a single thematic element which would be my guiding light for this freshly minted decade. Simply put I didn't make a resolution because what I want to do in 2020 isn't about starting something new. I am making this year about finishing a massive back log of things I have left undone.

I believe it can be said that happiness is not found in the absence of problems. Happiness is instead found in the sense of satisfaction from finding solutions and overcoming problems. Quite a few of my "troubles" have had solutions for quite a bit of time and I have just not taken the time to sort them out. The number of irons I have allowed to sit in my fire is truly staggering. I have heard this described as having too ma…

January 29 Comic Book Pull LIst

DC Detective Comics Annual #3 Green Lantern Black Stars #3 (of 3)    I swore I wasn't going to buy this. I just cannot abide having 2 out of 3 issues. Justice League #39 Last God #4 Dynamite Bettie Page Unbound #10 IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #102 Image Criminal #12    The end of this volume? Redneck #25 Sex Criminals #26    It is back!!! The hiatus is finally over. I am hoping the final arc of this book lives up to how much love I have for the series. Thank you Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky. We are not worthy! Marvel Avengers #30    This should be the first full appearance of the new Starbrand. Oh, she is a pregnant human.  Avengers of the Wastelands #1 (of 5)    I am SOOOO skeptical of this book. Unless this is a very strong showing I will depart the Wastelands.  Conan the Barbarian #12 Fallen Angels #6    The End? Fantastic Four Annual #6 Facsimile Edition     The reprinting of the first apperance of Annihilus and Franklin Richards Immortal Hulk #30 New Mutants #6 Star W…