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Even Quicker Update

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Nothing new to report medically. I’m up in the middle of the night, working on Doctor Fate. Will let all of you know what’s going on with that in a day or so.

Still Breathing…with Effort

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Hello, all. I’m still in the hospital and am likely to stay here at least until Friday, They’re trying to decide what to do with me after that — send me home or to some rehab facility where they’ll try to teach me to use what little lung power I’ve got left more efficiently. I’m […]

Al Veoli’s Journal

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Dr. Tu, my pulmonologist, stopped by this morning to look me over and listen to my lungs. They sound better, he says, and the chest x-rays are showing some improvement. They also dialed me back from 60% to 50% pure oxygen through the mask this morning, with no ill effects so far. That, too, is […]

Sympathy Ploy

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Greetings from Mountain View Hospital, Observation Unit, Room 2, in Las Vegas. Mary drove me to the emergency room yesterday, and I was admitted pretty much immediately. My oxygen saturation percentage was in the 70s. (Ninety and above is considered normal.) It had reached the point that walking across a room was leaving me winded. […]


Monday, December 31st, 2007

Doing some hard disk housekeeping, I ran across two WAV files I thought I’d lost years and years ago — my impressions of Destroyer Duck’s “QWAAAGGGH!” and Howard the Duck’s “WAAUUUGH!” exclamations. There’s a good reason to post both of them here, and I’ll be doing that shortly. Meanwhile, in case it escaped your notice […]

Oh, BTW…

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

…I think I may have actually stumbled on a way to fully automate page, panel, and balloon numbering in the Word comic book script template. It’ll mean a drastic rewrite of the VBA code if it works, but fortunately most of that work be aimed at simplification. The old numbering method was vastly more complicated. […]

Interview on PULSE

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Click here. Regular readers of this blog will already be familiar with most of the ideas and opinions expressed, but Jen’s questions did elicit a couple of responses you haven’t heard before. Take a look — and if you’re enjoying COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY, please comment on the article and let Jen’s readers know. Good grief. […]

Ode to Joy

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted here. It’s the usual litany of excuses. A little illness. A big deadline (still not met). Not enough sleep. Too much aggravation. Not very different from what goes on in anybody’s life, I’d imagine. There’s been progress on the UCLA front toward getting me on the transplant […]

THE PULSE on Doctor Fate

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Sorry I didn’t find these sooner: Bruce MacIntosh summarizes the Doctor Fate continuity and offers commentary on the new series on THE PULSE in an article entitled “WHO COUNTS IN COUNTDOWN to Infinite Crisis? – Episode 22 – DR. FATE”. (Feel free to comment on the commentary — politely. Lots of discussion on major news […]

Back to Work, Finally…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I seem to have a working computer again. I definitely have an extremely urgent deadline to contend with. Don’t expect much in the way of posts the rest of this week. Justiniano is waiting for something to draw, and providing that material takes precedence over just about anything else. Since this will also contribute mightily […]