Getting self-referential for a moment, my aforementioned Animated Discussions writing partner, Melanie Larch, is going to get to sing solo with the West Virginia Symphony next February, at their Pops concert. And she needed a headshot. So, for the first time in the 15 years that we’ve been dating (I’d mentioned that before, right?), Mel let me take her photograph. I gave her a couple of standard shots for the program and publicity, but for my own amusement and distraction, I digitally assaulted one for my own darn self. To the right, you’ll find the cover of Mel’s New Wave album that she never recorded back in the 80s.