Decorating the Bedroom

Late last year, acclaimed comic book creator George Pérez announced that he has terminal prostate cancer. Since then, the outpouring of love for the artist of Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Infinity Gauntlet, New Teen Titans, Future Imperfect, JLA/Avengers, and too many other projects to name from the comics world has been both massive andContinue reading “Decorating the Bedroom”

The Daily Cloud: September 6

Not a lot of cloud action today. I wondered if there were any point. I drove down to Loudon Park this afternoon, partly to see whether the exploded trees had been cleaned up in the last six weeks, mainly to see if the cemetery were flooded or not after the remnants of Hurricane Ida passedContinue reading “The Daily Cloud: September 6”

Rethinking the LEGO Tower

There’s a fundamental law to building with LEGO, especially if you’re making something original, not building to blueprints. A LEGO creation isn’t right until it’s right. It may take some tinkering at the edges. It may require a teardown and rebuild. It may have to sit six weeks or six months. But it’s not rightContinue reading “Rethinking the LEGO Tower”

LEGOing Up a Webcam Tower

A few months ago at work, I built a LEGO stand for my webcam. I’d bought the camera at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. It was supposed to clip onto the monitor, but I have a curved superwide monitor at the office and the clip, while well-intentioned, wouldn’t attach to that. I had to come up withContinue reading “LEGOing Up a Webcam Tower”

One Year

I overslept this morning, but it didn’t really matter. It hasn’t mattered in a year. Working from home, thanks to COVID, there isn’t really any reason to get up early. There’s no traffic to fight. As long as I stumble from my bed to my computer at a reasonable time, all is good. A year.Continue reading “One Year”

A Day at the Park

Only two weeks ago there was snow. Today, it reached 75 degrees. And, since it was a Thursday — and thus, my weekly department conference call — I decided the best way to take that conference call was at the park up the street. No, literally. It’s up the street. It’s five blocks (I justContinue reading “A Day at the Park”

A Camera Tower

Wednesday afternoon, domestic insurrectionists, incited by the president in a false belief that the 2020 election was illegitimate, seized the Capitol building in an act of terror and an attempted coup. I am not ready to write about that yet. I had deadlines to get through this week — especially on Wednesday — and IContinue reading “A Camera Tower”

Early January

I’m working out of Diamond’s offices this week — publishing deadlines. I happened to walk through the lobby area yesterday, and what did I find? A Christmas tree. Even though there’s only a small staff — less than twenty most days — on site, even though almost no one would see it, they still putContinue reading “Early January”

Full of Sound and Fury

To say that I was exhausted Thursday evening would be an understatement. This was publishing deadline week at work, and it’s easier — and more efficient — for me to work out of the office than from home during that week. The deadlines are tight; I don’t have time for laggy connections and connectivity issues,Continue reading “Full of Sound and Fury”