This blog post is on a topic totally different from what I usually cover, but these ideas are on my mind as I get ready to send my second child to college this fall. I don’t know whether this advice is useful or whether my kids will even think about it once they hear it,… Continue reading Five things to remember
My 35th book of the year is a graphic novel by one of my favorite comic book authors, Rick Remender. Wesley Craig and Lee Loughridge carry the art in volume 2, which continues the story of Marcus and his classmates at Kings Dominion for the Deadly Arts, A private school for the children of assassins,… Continue reading Deadly Class: Kids of the Black Hole
My 34th book for the year is another graphic novel – volume one of Drifter by Ivan Brandon with art by Nic Klein. The beach is a great place to do lots of reading, and plowing through comic books and graphic novels brings back my youth when I would spend hours reading all the comics… Continue reading Drifter: Out of the Night
In volume 3 of Kieron Gillen’s The Wicked + The Divine: Commercial Suicide, we delve into the back stories of several of the characters and begin to get some insight into the working of one particular member of the Pantheon. Before I say anything else let me say clearly SPOILERS. In case you missed that… Continue reading The Wicked + The Divine vol 3
Not the classic children’s book, this graphic novel by Alison Bechdel is my 32nd book for the year and in the end a satisfying read. A swirling, complicated, deeply involved memoir about Alison’s relationship with her mother, this is also a book about the process of writing, the process of psychoanalysis, and the value of… Continue reading Are You My Mother?
I’m a huge believer in learning from the past; as Yogi Berra might have said some of my best mistakes are in the past. There’s a lot we can learn by reflecting on both what went well and what didn’t work out at the end of a project, an Agile sprint, a meeting, or a… Continue reading Reflections on retrospectives
For my 31st read of the year I came back for more of the comic book phenomenon known as The Wicked + The Divine, and in volume two I must say writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie (along with colorist Matt Wilson and letterer Clayton Cowles) have done it again only more so. Volume… Continue reading The Wicked + The Divine vol 2: Fandemonium