Archive for June, 2005

A More Animated Omega Site

Monday, June 20th, 2005

Visit the newly animated Not only will you get a little visual treat, you’ll also find a link to four informational banners like this one… …that you can download and display on your own website or blog, in your email signature, or anywhere else you like. Needless to say, Mary and I would like […]

Writing from Depression II

Friday, June 17th, 2005

A comics blog called The Great Curve picked up on my earlier post about writing from depression and commented as follows: This reminds me of a book I read recently called Against Depression by Peter D. Kramer. In it, the author talks about research into the biological aspects of depression and critiques the way depression […]

It’s Not Just Me

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

From The Jack Kirby Collector #42: Give Jack Some Credit! Many fans assume that the Kirby family will in some way benefit financially from the big-budget Fantastic 4 movie. The truth of the matter is, the Kirbys make very little from the legacy Jack left behind. While DC Comics does pay royalties any time they […]

The Omega Flap

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an entry (since deleted) about Marvel’s *Omega the Unknown* revival and how word of it reached me concomitantly with news that a major problem in my life had been resolved. I wrote that the latter news so completely overshadowed the *Omega* announcement for me that I just didn’t […]

This American Life: “Godless America”

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

At a time when House Majority Leader Tom Delay calls for enacting a “Biblical world view” in government, when Christians are asserting their ideals in the selection of judges, in public school science classes and elsewhere, [the Public Radio International series] This American Life spends an hour trying to remember why anyone liked the separation […]

Writing from Depression

Monday, June 13th, 2005

It’s only in the last few weeks that I’ve been able to pin down — tentatively — a dominating characteristic of my writing over the past couple of decades. Much of it originated in depression. And the stuff that did is, generally speaking, the less interesting stuff. Or the stuff that doesn’t seem quite… “there.” […]

Advertisement for Myself

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

I won’t even bother to dissemble. This is likely to be among the most self-serving blog posts I’ll ever write and you’ll ever read. The June issue of *Wizard* (#164) contains a very flattering article about me and my alleged career. I’d like to thank Chris Lawrence for writing the piece, for all the nice […]

Public Broadcasting Targeted By House

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Okay, *this* pisses me off. From the *Washington Post*, 6/10/05: Panel Seeks to End CPB’s Funding Within 2 Years A House subcommittee voted yesterday to sharply reduce the federal government’s financial support for public broadcasting, including eliminating taxpayer funds that help underwrite such popular children’s educational programs as “Sesame Street,” “Reading Rainbow,” “Arthur” and “Postcards […]

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The Downing Street Memo

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

You may have heard the Downing Street memo mentioned once or twice, in passing, if you watch the news in America. Its significance, however, is rarely discussed by our so-called “liberal media.” The “memo” actually consists of meeting minutes transcribed during the British Prime Minister’s meeting on July 23, 2002. It leaves very little doubt […]