Archive for January, 2006

Last Rites

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Bret and I went back to the old place, gathered up the stray items, and then I asked him to do me a weird favor: go back to the car and leave me alone in the empty apartment for five minutes. He did, and, to my astonishment, I found myself actually *weeping*. I didn’t take […]

Making the Move

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Saturday, Mary enlisted the aid of her husband, J.R.; two of their employees, Adam and Helen; and our friend Tom to help me move. No, that’s not quite right… What actually happened was, *they* moved me to the new apartment while I, for health reasons, mostly stood around and watched. Somewhere in the English language […]

The Move

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Signed the lease on Friday. Mary, Bret, and I took the walk-through on Sunday. I like almost everything about the place except the green carpets. I’ve had green carpeting in my current apartment for six years. It’s supposed to be the color of life, but it just reminds me of jungle rot. Other that that, […]

This place needs sprucing up, doesn’t it?

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Any artists or graphic designers out there who’d like to donate their services toward a new masthead for this blog? (A complete new WordPress theme would be even neater, but that entails a *lot* of work.) Just thought I’d ask…

Steven Grant on “Dictation Lessons”

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

I haven’t had much energy for tackling politics lately. Fortunately, Steven Grant has. Here’s a link to the political commentary section of his Permanent Damage column on the Comic Book Resources site. It’s scary stuff, and I agree with about 99% of it.

Reality Sinking

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Yesterday, my friends Bret and Carol came over and we began packing up the apartment. Also yesterday, I paid a visit to the Adagio rental offiice and gave notice that I was moving out. As the complex is going condo and all the tenants have been asked to vacate, I found it odd that the […]

Ciao, Adagio!

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

It was March of 2000 when the ex and I moved into this apartment complex, the Adagio. At the end of this month, I’ll finally be moving out. The place is going condo. Even if that weren’t the case, it was time. Actually, it was time at least a year ago. Maybe three. There aren’t […]


Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

There are number of things I’ve wanted to write about — mostly personal, some political, plus a few odd thoughts about music and observations on comics — but I’ve been going through a couple of weeks where the words won’t hook up. Soon.