Above: The Exhibit Hall at the 1972 New York Comic Art Convention at the Statler-Hilton Hotel. The swinging sixties swung forward, and we (my brother and I) kept buying comics. The Marvel Age of Comics moved into hyper-drive, with the team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby at their creative zenith, the return of John... Continue Reading →
Seven books this month! Yes, three are graphic novels, but they count, too, dammit … This retirement thing has hidden benefits! I am well on the way to my 2021 GoodReads goal of 50 books, with 18 so far this year. True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee is Abraham Riesman’s devastating bio... Continue Reading →
Not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary story! The incredible true story of one man’s quest to find normalcy in a world he never made! Okay … I’ve run out of comic book-sounding subheadings to tell my tale, but I WENT TO THE FUCKING MOVIES TODAY! If that’s not something to celebrate, I... Continue Reading →
As one gets older, one tends to become a tad … judgmental in their opinions. I will begin this treatise with the observation that I am, and have been, an Apple Snob (yes, it has to be capitalized) since 1984 when they first released their mini-fridge Apple Computer priced at $2,495. I didn’t have the... Continue Reading →
I see this view almost every day, but some days it's much more colorful than others. Follow me on Instagram @gg92118 for all of my latest photos!
A year ago, the world changed. I was at work, little knowing that it was the last time I’d ever work in an office setting. We gathered together in the conference room and made the decision to cancel our upcoming event, which was a month away. And then we were all sent home. I took... Continue Reading →
Retirement is the perfect time to think back and reflect on your life. One of the constants in mine has been comics. It was a large part of my childhood, followed me into adulthood (the definition of which may vary from person to person, especially me), and even, eventually, became a defining point in my... Continue Reading →
The Coronado Bridge and San Diego Bay are an extended part of my backyard. I visit them almost every day and I never get tired of their expansive views. Follow me on Instagram @gg92118 for all of my latest photos!
Man, this year is flying! We’re already into March, with the two dankest, darkest months behind us. Here’s what I read in February. The Drifter by Nick Petrie is the first in his series of Peter Ash novels, about a troubled veteran helping people. This time he visits the wife of one of his comrades,... Continue Reading →
Above: Not me and not my dog, but yeah … it kinda sums it up. On 02/12/2021, after close to 44 years of work, I retired. That word means a lot to me. After I announced my impending retirement at work, a co-worker and I were talking about something and they said to me,“Well, what... Continue Reading →