June 2, 2018

Fathers and sons

Reflections on being a father, a son, and a brother. And some stuff about my favorite ninja turtles growing up.

Reflections on being a father, a son, and a brother. And some stuff about my favorite ninja turtles growing up.

Doing something a little different for Father’s Day this year (and yes, I know it’s super early). Maggie bought me an art supply kit last year and I’ve been dabbling in sketching, colored pencils, markers, and some painting. My favorite subjects of late? Ninja Turtles.

Yeah, I know.

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April 13, 2017

FanExpo Dallas 2017

I recently attended the FanExpo Dallas 2017 and had a blast just wandering around taking in all the sights and sounds (and buying stuff, of course!). I had the distinct pleasure of meeting legendary artist Drew Struzan on his first trip to a Texas convention. While that was definitely the highlight of my trip, there was a lot more adventure to be had!

I recently attended the FanExpo Dallas 2017 and had a blast just wandering around taking in all the sights and sounds (and buying stuff, of course!). I had the distinct pleasure of meeting legendary artist Drew Struzan on his first trip to a Texas convention. While that was definitely the highlight of my trip, there was a lot more adventure to be had!

I recently attended the FanExpo Dallas 2017 and had a blast just wandering around taking in all the sights and sounds (and buying stuff, of course!). I had the distinct pleasure of meeting legendary artist Drew Struzan on his first trip to a Texas convention. While that was definitely the highlight of my trip, there was a lot more adventure to be had!Read More

February 1, 2017

To my daughter on her third birthday

You are three years old today. (Congratulations, your parents managed to keep you alive for another year!) Hopefully the ride hasn't been too scary so far.

You are three years old today. (Congratulations, your parents managed to keep you alive for another year!) Hopefully the ride hasn't been too scary so far.

To my daughter,

You are three years old today. (Congratulations, your parents managed to keep you alive for another year!) Hopefully the ride hasn’t been too scary so far. Mommy can attest to the fact that I don’t handle change very well, so it’s been a bit of an adjustment for daddy. (I have the sprouts of gray to prove it.)

Lately though, I’ve become much more fixated on the influences of the outside world than on anything your mother or I am doing. Things are a little topsy turvy right now. Tensions are higher than usual around the world. Things might not be as bad as they seem (they rarely are), but it’s a scary time for a lot of people right now. Yet despite all of that, I’m reminded of some fundamental truths every time I look at you.Read More