So apparently my modus operandi when I have nothing else to blog about is to fall back on blogging about Buddha. So here he is. Isn’t he cute? Have a nice weekend.
Forty-two years later, I still haven’t gotten over the death of Gwen Stacy. Gwen Stacy died in Amazing Spider-Man #122, cover dated July 1973. In 1973 comics were dated 2 or 3 months in advance, so that issue hit the newsstands sometime in April or May 1973. The event actually spans issues #121 and #122, […]
Writing my grandfather’s story is going to mean writing about the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany in the 1920’s. The word “Nazi” is loaded — for good reason. It’s what call the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP.) The Nazis are responsible for the murder of over 6 million Jews, a war that […]
The opening of the Barkbox is a monthly tradition in our home. Now that is Buddha is an only dog, he gets to sample the toys alone. (Not that he was afraid to swipe them from his sister anyway.) This is what sheer unbridled joy looks like. He wants to play keep away, but dumb […]
All work and no play.
If you look back at the picture of grandfather in my post in December you can see the “109” on his helmet. He was the in the 109th Reserve Regiment, part of the 28th Reserve Infantry Division. (You can a listing of military units at the Somme here.) Unlike the United States, which entered the war […]
I wrote a few weeks back about my grandfather and his experience in World War I on the Somme. There’s more to my grandfather’s story: quite a bit more. I’ve been engaged in quite a bit of research and plan on writing a book. I’ll be posting bits and pieces here as I go along. This […]
via Red and Rover Comic Strip, January 10, 2016 on GoComics.com.
As I continue to write more stories I am going to come to a point where I will need to kill a character. I’m posting this here so I can refer back to it in the future. Hat tip to Open Culture for sharing this.
I was stationed in Germany for most of the 80s, and my father used to send me video tapes of what I was missing in the U.S. I saw most of Moonlighting, Creepshow, and Night Flight, tape-delayed by a few weeks this way. He knew I liked music and music videos, so he would include […]