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No, not frequently-asked questions HERE, frequently-asked questions in my real life. Each time one comes up, I think, Hey, there’s a column, and then I sit down to do it and it’s really more of a column-ette. So here they all are together.
This is going to be a short one today, because this is a house of illness; despite downing gallons of Vitamin Water, orange juice, and Airborne, Julie and I have succumbed to the Virulent Creeping Whatever that is making the rounds. But I do have a couple of interesting comics-related links and things to share that I forgot to put into the last two weeks’ worth of Cross-Hatchings, so you at least get that much today. Continue Reading »
More bits and pieces. Bookstore finds, a couple of thoughts about the Before Watchmen thing, and some odds and ends that arrived in the mail. (Normally I would never do two of these in a row, but to be honest, this is really the second half of last week’s column that was in progress before our home computer went dead.) Continue Reading »
Busy couple of weeks here, so it’s all bits and pieces today.
No column this week, but rather a series of column-ettes. Some thoughts on a couple of DC titles as well as some indies that got buried under the DCnU rollout, and a couple of other minor items of interest.
A little of this, a little of that. Full disclosure: there’s not a lot in here about comics. (Although there’s some.) However, the other stuff falls into the usual geek-type areas of interest. Old paperback series, James Bond novels, junk culture of all sorts, you should know the drill by now.
By the time you read this, Julie and I will be on the road again, for a long weekend of bookscouting and goofing off in and around The Dalles, Oregon. (Apparently, just in time for the Cherry Groove Festival. No, really.)
So here’s a bunch of little bits and pieces that have been accumulating in my “Maybe there’s a column there” files to tide you over. For some reason, this time it all seems to fall loosely under the ‘sword-and-sorcery’ banner.
Busy week here, so it’s a lot of small stuff. Some pulps, some Marvel, some old DC television. And something any parents of imaginative twelve-year-old girls might be interested to know.
As you read this, Julie and I are safely ensconced in rustic Oak Harbor. Rather than try and figure out any kind of family Thanksgiving, we fled to Whidbey Island for a four-and-a-half day holiday of loafing around and bookscouting and goofing off. Don’t tell my relatives.
Eventually, I’m sure, the highlights of our trip will end up here, since people seem to enjoy tales of our various back-roads expeditions. But in the meantime, here’s some bits and pieces to tide you over. Continue Reading »
Bits and pieces. This and that. You know the drill by now.
Bits and pieces. This and that. You know.
Little things I wanted to mention here are piling up on me again, so let’s see how many of them I can get off my desk today.
Yes, it’s that time again. Not a column, just a bunch of little column-ettes. A couple of Captain America observations, some pulp stuff, and a pair of puzzles — one literary, one visual. Enjoy.
Like several of you, I also decided I liked “Cross-Hatchings” best of all the suggestions for titling the occasional hodge-podge column. Many thanks to Sam L. for coining it.
Since embarking on the just-concluded month-long series of columns about comfort food, the hodge and the podge have been rather piling up, so let’s get to it, shall we?
Chad Nevett calls his Random Thoughts. Brad Curran calls his Randomer Thoughts. (Or Randomest? I can’t keep up.) Over at The Beat, Heidi calls hers Kibbles ‘n’ Bits. I should think of a clever name for my version. But it’s basically the collection of things that have been piling up that didn’t rate a full column of their own, but that I thought were worth mentioning nevertheless.
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