Fun with the Avengers


For the foreseeable future, I will be offline, so there will be no posts, no stories, no reviews. There have been significant changes to my work and family life that require some re-grouping. As soon as I'm able, I will return.

I just have no idea when that will be.

Man of Steel

My father was a comic book fan. He grew up in the Marvel Era, when the Fantastic Four, Avengers, Spiderman and the X-men redefined what comics could be, in the early 1960s. "These aren't your dad's comic books" were the tagline back then, as Marvel's portrayals of superheroes as people first, heroes second, stood against the iconic DC characters that were primarily heroes in tights, with secret identities that were largely hollow.

Busy March

So this is what I posted on my Facebook at the start of March:

Twins' Birthdays March 1
Preaching March 3
Eldest son's birthday March 6
Conference interview Board March 9
Surviving March Break 11th to 15th
Preaching March 24
Preaching Good Friday March 29
Preaching Resurrection Sunday March 31

What got added to that was a Presbytery Education and Students' committee interview on March 21, and after that there was a snow squall that put my car in the ditch so I had to go with my mother-in-law to get it out with a tow truck on March 22.

So it's been busy.

Writing -- sometimes it's not easy

So we're in the middle of March Break trying to keep 5 little kids busy -- and it's hectic. I have been trying to update with new writing every Wednesday, and I just don't think I'm going to have anything to put up today.

Architecture, Stories, and Critique

When I have time, I like to review stories over on the Web Fiction Guide ( to see what's going on in the world of writing. I've done over one hundred reviews over the past five years, and I strive for clarity, consistency and some measure of objectivity.

Hiatus -- Family Responsibilities

As whoever is still reading this site may have noticed, I haven't updated for awhile. I don't know when I'm going to make time for writing anytime soon. It might be later today, it might be a month from now. I do know it will not be scheduled and that bothers me. I apologize to people who enjoy the stories and spend time here.

Sometimes it's hard to be an observer

My default position in life, since I was a toddler, is curious. My mother would tell me that, once I could walk, I would take books off shelves and look at them. I didn't rip them, colour in them, throw them around -- I was trying to figure out what they were.

Summer Update -- Schedules, Sick Kids and Spiderman

I've been extremely busy at work since my new promotion, taking on new projects and trying to see them through to fruition, which hasn't given me a lot of headspace for creativity lately, and I owe readers an apology for that just because there haven't been updates and there were supposed to be.

State of Disarray

So I've sat down probably 100 times in the last few weeks to write an update or a blog post only to be interrupted. Let's see if I can get through my third attempt today.

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