Archive for December, 2007

With Friends Like These…

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Looking back at ’07, I find the emotion that predominates for me is gratitude. In the main, people were awfully nice to me in 2007, helping me cope with everything from deadline difficulties problems to panic attacks — yes, real ones, brought on by extreme shortness of breath — to, on occasion, maintaining a simple […]


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 […]

Sick Again…

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

It never fails. I’ve got urgent writing to do this weekend, and the diet was starting to work again — so naturally, I come down with something flu-like that floors me utterly and puts me back on 60 mg of prednisone for the next five days. This is the Cosmic Thwart at work. It’s a […]

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. […]

Weekly Weigh-In (Feh)

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Starting weight: 215 Previous weight: 217 Current weight: 214.5 Moving the right direction, anyway. Finally.

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. […]

Weekly Weigh-In & Prednisone Laff Riot #1-c

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Starting weight: 215 Previous weight: 215.5 Current weight: 217 In truth, I’ve only been back on the diet stringently for a couple of days. Now that I’m actually on the transplant list, dumping the weight has taken on an even greater urgency. Next week’s number should be more meaningful…or so I’m telling myself.

It’s Official

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

UCLA called yesterday. I’m on the lung transplant waiting list.

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 […]

Odd Question

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

In the post immediately below this one (“THE PULSE on Doctor Fate”), do you see chevrons or black dots before the two indented paragraphs?