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I was fortunate to be raised by amazing parents and have tried to be a good father and husband. I love my family.

Virtual Virtual Room Party

What did I drink?

Demicon is an amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy convention hosted in Des Moines, IA every spring. We’ve had a vendor table at the con since 2014. This year we wanted to do something different and put in a request to…

Hiatus

Marvel the corgi sitting in a bag

I’ve been in hiding the last few months. A whirlwind of holidays and family, puppies and remodeling, extra hours at the day job (too many), and a little writer’s block put much of my writing on hiatus over the last…

The storm of 2019

Drinks at Demicon 2019

I made the mistake of saying I’m cutting back on some stuff in my life to take care of myself. It’s the Murphy’s Law equivalent of washing your car. Either way there’s going to be a storm, and this one…

Getting back to UW Madison

Madison Capitol

Home can mean a lot of things. For me, first and always, it’s where my family is. My wife and kids, my parents, sister and in-laws, and, of course, the close friends who put up with me on a daily…

Failure Is Why I Succeed

Super David

I had the opportunity the other night to share one of my all-time favorite quotes with my daughter when she was crushed after doing poorly on a test.  Michael Jordan said, “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.…

Aging Loudly

Super David

It’s time I admit the worst kept secret on the internet, I’m aging poorly. I’ve got wrinkles like a washed shirt that was hung to dry but should have been pressed. I’m fat like those clickbait ads you see on…

Mayday: New York!

James Fordham graduation

I’m not completely certain what happened to the month of May. I think it’s under a pile of dusty calendars and broken clocks. What started with Demicon and ends with ConQuesT also included several business trips to the west coast,…