So. It’s been two and a half years since I published anything. Some of that was distraction, some of that was realizing no one really needed to read any of the angry political screeds I started and never quite finished. There are plenty of people doing that better than I ever could.
How’ve ya been? I’m OK, I guess. I herniated a disc last summer, which led to crippling leg pain, which led to sitting in a chair for a lot of August-January, which led to back surgery in February. The incisions have healed, but the back muscles are still a little weak and I’m trying to get in something close to decent cardiovascular shape.
Like a lot of people, I have a fair amount of anxiety these days. It’s been more than a little hard to deal with seeing all the things I thought were great about this country thrown away in favor of a slovenly, half-assed authoritarianism. But other, better writers have covered that. Let’s just say I don’t trust a lot of people or believe in a lot of things anymore, and move on.
So, in an attempt to say sane, I find other distractions. I dusted off my drum set and started playing, badly. At the age of 52, I’ve started seriously reading comic books. I built a ton of LEGO while recovering from the back surgery. I’ll probably write about all of those things in the near future.
That’s it for today. See you soon, I hope.