Warning: This blog will cover literary and cultural topics that mostly appeal to me, and also to me. If you are reading this, you probably need to get out more; if that idea does not appeal to you, and you would rather join me in hiding in a cardboard box in the attic, then you may be in the right place after all. I see this blog as an opportunity to practice my writing skills, clarify the cultural influences that informed my development as a (somewhat) social being, and get some writing published. My interests are wide-ranging, but I will try to stick to fiction/history/art, etc. My reading tastes run the gamut from comics, graphic novels, history, science, science-fiction, speculative fiction, horror fiction, satire and yes, regular old fiction. As for personal information, I am a frustrated artist, I am deeply weird, and I live with my long-suffering wife and two cats, in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have a fondness for sock-puppets, western film soundtracks and Hawaiian shirts.