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Comfort is the enemy

I have lived a life of comfort. I rarely have experienced hunger I couldn't immediately satisfy. I have spent most of that life with climate controlled living.I have slept in a cushy bed under warm blankets. I have faced challenges, but there were not typically the type that caused me to exert myself regularly or to my limits. All of this has made me fat, soft, and complacent... like a Hindu cow.
Clearly, that cannot continue. This type of living, the type I have chosen up to this point, will not make me the man I want to be. Over the past few years, I have noticed a change in my thinking. My mind is ravenous for challenge and conflict. It wants to overcome.   Physically, I have found my challenge. Every chance I get I am training hiking up a steep trail at House Mountain. The trail is a 5.8 mile loop and climbs 2100 feet. It kicks my tail every time I go, but I love the hurt of it. I love that I breathe hard. I love the sweat. I love the pain during and thes soreness afterward. I…

David's Comic Book Pull List

I have been reading comic books regularly most of my life. There was a bit of a break for me in my twenties, but I got back into them when I turned thirty and have never regretted the decision.  As I have mentioned, I used to co-host a comic book podcast.
I might have a bit of a passion for comic books. I admit fully that my collection is nothing compared to what it once was.I focus a lot less on collecting and more on enjoying art and story. That isn’t to say that I don’t really appreciate my copy of New Mutants #98. I just don’t put a lot of effort into having the coolest and most valuable comics on my shelf. Instead, I spend my energy on being well read… in my own very exclusive way. The truth is, I like the stuff I like. I don’t just love any old comic book. This page is going to focus on that. I am going to talk about the books I love and why I love them. Full disclosure, I make mine (primarily) Marvel. I want to love DC, but of the big three, I lean heavily toward Marvel and the…