What Makes a Good Comic Book?

Anyone who has read my blog would find it pretty obvious that I like a good comic book. I suppose I never quite grew up. Comic books did, though. In Comic Books for Parents Part I, Part II, Part II, and Part IV, I explained for adults (who might not know any better) just how…

Super Beginnings

Pictured is a modern artist's rendition of the "Golden Age" Superman from the second book collecting his earliest adventures. I found volume two cheap at a discount store in my area, and I thought I'd give it a try so I could take a walk through comic book history. It was an interesting stroll. Lots…

Leroy Anderson’s Music Remembered

Every Christmas -- though less often now -- secular Christmas music is played on the radio. Among these pieces is Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride. (I've linked to it on YouTube for your listening pleasure -- and I'll continue to do so throughout this post.) If you didn't know better -- and I suspect many people…

My Experience with the Police

Having been on the planet for a while, I've had the occasional experience with the police. Some of those experiences have been positive, some less so. I thought it might be instructive to describe some of those experiences and what I learned from them. The Breakdown While one my way home driving down the interstate,…