Growing up in a place where the summers are hot, but the winters are atrocious (thank you, lake-effect snow!) there was nothing like a warm stew or soup to perk you up from the winter blues, while simultaneously warming up a perpetually drafty home. The tradition in my home was two thrifty, go-to meals: potato soup, and chicken and dumplings. Read More Soup of the Day: Tofu and Dumplings
My wife’s family and my own are polar opposites when it comes to gift giving and special occasions. My family believes it’s not the cost when it comes to gift giving, but the thought and effort put into it. On the other hand, my wife’s family is more concerned with being there with said family than any gift giving at all. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Gift Giving or Get-Togethers
With the coming of winter, it’s time to don our coats and our sparkly heels for some holiday get-togethers. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Holiday Parties
When the first Harry Potter movie first came out, I had never read the books. Looking back, that may be one reason I enjoyed the first movie, but became more critical of the rest. I just tend to enjoy movies more if I watch them first, then read the book second. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Book or Movie?
A co-worker and a good friend, Jane Irwin has been a big source of inspiration and motivation to me. Someone who knows her stuff, and with a personality that gears towards the free exchange of information and her experiences, Jane is a prime example of dedication and introspection in both her life and her graphic novels. Read More Interview & Kickstarter With Jane Irwin, Author of “Clockwork Game”
One of the biggest failings I feel about myself as an artist is that I have yet to create my magnum opus. Though there are plenty of concepts and works in progress, there’s nothing that I feel that defines me as an artist, or even as a human being. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Magnum Opus
I’ve spent some time this week clearing my backlog of “to-do”s. There are always just lingering things at the back of my mind that cause me guilt over not getting done. This week I’ve worked to complete some and removed others from my list completely as they’re just not worth the guilt. Call it a bit of fall cleansing. Read More Lunchtime Poll: To-Do
With this being our first year in a house, our original plan was to hand out candy to the neighborhood kids. Instead it was raining so badly that we ordered Chinese take-out and had a horror movie marathon. It’s not what we normally do or had planned, but it turned out that it was just as fun. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Best Laid Plans, Halloween Edition