Beach town …

The Memorial Day weekend unleashes the onslaught of tourists to my little private island. Even last year, during the midst of the Pandemic, Coronado was crowded, especially on the weekends. I'm afraid it will be even worse this year since restrictions are easing and people--myself included--are antsy to get back out there. Still, I knew... Continue Reading →

Line of Duty …

I am currently in Line of Duty heaven—or hell, depending on your point of view. Heaven because there’s a new season (#6) available (sadly only on BritBox in the USA) and hell because they’re releasing it one episode per week. So far I’ve seen the first two episodes of the new season, starring the wonderful... Continue Reading →

Greg Eide • 1951–2021

Greg Eide died on May 20, 2021 at the age of 69. He died of complications from COVID-19. Even though he had just had a second vaccination shot, he became symptomatic and spent the last two weeks of his life in hospital, according to a post on Facebook. I’m sure a lot of people reading... Continue Reading →

Escape Velocity …

Like pretty much everyone else, I miss travel. My last trip was in November 2019, which marked my sixth in that year alone, by far the most I've ever traveled in any one year. I visited Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, New York, and the UK, with stays in both Harrogate and London. I'm about... Continue Reading →

Art School (Not-So) Confidential

A “My Life in Comics” Side Trip I’ve been thinking about my years at the Art institute of Pittsburgh since I wrote the last installment of “My Life in Comics” (which you can read by clicking here). I attended AIP from March 1974 through March 1976. Beyond an Associates Degree in Applied Something-or-Other (I graduated... Continue Reading →

California …

Is there a more quintessential California vehicle than a Volkswagen Van? I guess years ago the ubiquitous "Woody" with a surfboard hanging out the back was THE ride of choice, but those vintage vehicles have become fewer and farther between. In fact, I don't think I've ever actually seen one on the road in my... Continue Reading →

April 2021 Books …

Another big reading month with EIGHT books! Desilu by Coyne Steven Sanders and Tom Gilbert is the story of the studio built by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, the legendary stars of I Love Lucy. It’s a fascinating, warts-and-all tale, approved by Lucie Arnaz, the duo’s daughter. Arnaz is a much ignored pioneer of early... Continue Reading →

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