Early in the run of this blog, I posted a sketchy bio as a way to introduce myself. You can read it here. In the intervening twelve months, there have been a couple of major changes. First of all, my mother passed away in April. I had been taking care of her for the previous eight-and-a-half years following a stroke that left her bedridden. She had been the center of my life for the better part of the last decade. It’s been quite an adjustment, since I’d basically put my career on hold to take care of both my parents some fifteen years ago, and suddenly I was faced with the exciting and yet terrifying prospect of re-entering the workplace, but I’m holding up pretty well. It’s still strange coming home to an empty house, but I’m getting used to it.
The second big change involves something I wrote in my bio, lo those many months ago: “I may tee off on comic books, toys, movies, animation, health care, food, television, or anything else that strikes my fancy. I’ll also share some of the artwork, photography, and music that I’ve been working on these last few years. Maybe along the way I can reconnect with some of my old Radio Free Charleston co-conspirators.”
“Reconnect with some of my old Radio Free Charleston co-conspirators”…..Check! When I started writing PopCult, I had no idea that it really would lead to me being able to revive my long-lost and beloved radio show. Now we’re in production of episode five of the new video version of the show, I’m working with some of my best friends from the old days, and I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time.