I did it! I listened to Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs Ever

In 2004 Rolling Stone Magazine came out with a 500 greatest list. Over the years I have tried to listen to a few songs here and there from the list to broaden my own horizons. It has been an experience. Some of the songs were life-affirming, others not so much. That is the thing with…

Review of “I Killed Adolf Hitler” by Jason

    Jason. I Killed Adolph Hitler. Fantagraphics, 2007. Print. Awards 2008: Eisner Award, Best U.S. Edition of International Material, for I Killed Adolf Hitler  #62 on CBH Greatest Graphic Novels of all Time Book Summary From the publisher, “In this full-color graphic novel, Jason posits a strange, violent world in which contract killers can be hired to…

Poke around the Shanghai Tunnels they said..

I want to tell you a little story about an experience I had when I first moved to portland. I went on a haunted ghost tour of downtown portland found here. I did this for a variety of reasons: It was cheap entertainment for the evening. Gave me an opportunity to walk around like a…

Portland Bucket List

I am never one to shy away from a bucket list or reading list of any sort or really.. anything numbered. I feel like I haven’t been doing much of anything lately and that is rough on me psychologically. I suffer from “I need to get things done or my life is being wasted syndrome.”…

Let’s Talk Graphic Novels

I know a whole lot about a few things, not that it has done me a whole lot of good being able to quote and/or extemporize on the glories of early american science fiction or why “Galapagos” by Kurt Vonnegut is so relevant today. I could teach a class on Science Fiction and Fantasy. This…

My god. It has been a year.

I enjoy this. I enjoy writing. How did I get out of the habit of writing, of attempting to connect with people? Your answer is as good as mine. I want to say. “Life.” But god that sounds so trite. The fact of the matter is that I got out of the habit of doing…

Feeling a little drab!! Must add flowers

Not much to actually say here, I have needed to do something creative, so I made a flower basket. Picked up a few things from goodwilland tore them apart. Joanns is having a sale on spring flowers, 75% off. Woot woot. Here is the result.