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Yearly Archives: 2014

In 1974, The Price of Adventure Was 20 Cents

The first time I ever read a comic book was almost certainly before 1974, but in that year — my ninth year here on Earth-Prime — no trip to the local pharmacy or grocery store was complete without a stop at the creaky, spinning spindle

Happy Birthday, Grace!

It was a pink and purple and “My Little Pony” day yesterday as Grace turned six.  As planned, Twilight Sparkle arrived to take up residence with sister Pinkie Pie.  On the two-legged front, cousins, aunts and uncles and grandparents joined us for a fun party

Labor Day Adventures: Jason the Chess Champ

Well, this blog thing is working out great, huh?  No updates from April to September.  Anyhoo… We had a lot of excitement over the Labor Day weekend as Jason finished the 78th annual Virginia Closed chess tournament with 5 wins and 1 draw, making him

Happy Birthday, Jason!

Well, today the counter clicks over to 11, meaning Jason is officially one year into his second decade, incredible as that seems.  After a weekend party with extended family, he spent the day relaxing at home with his birthday loot (the Nintendo 2DS being the

It’s 1974: What’s On the Tube?

We try to keep down the TV time in our house, but it occurs to me even if my kids are watching a lot less than I did at their age, they’re still getting a lot more out of it.  Thanks to cable (meh), on-demand

Preserving the Superman Fan site

What seems like a gazillion years ago, I started a fan page dedicated to Superman.  Originally it was just a few static pages devoted to my favorite artists and stories, but when the blogging craze took hold, I transformed it into a blog and labored