Coming Home

Life is a journey

Journeys end. Time comes for a man to find his way back home.

Before I sweep the cobwebs away and dust off my trusty typewriter (laptop) I have a story to tell.

I started The Pulp Chronicles in the summer of 2013. I had been doing some freelance sportswriting and I wanted a venue for some of my other writing endevours.

And write I did. I am still proud of the work I produced under this banner. But it was not easy writing here, doing my sportswriting, not to mention my day job that paid the bills. Something had to give, something needed to change.

So in 2015 I had a bright idea. I would create one site to put all my creative pursuits under. No longer would I have to run multiple sites, just distill it down to one with separate sections. OneTrueGeek.com was born. I could see it: Sports Geek, Comic Geek, Writing Geek, etc…

It simply never became what I envisioned. Life got in the way, writing did not come. One True Geek slowly withered away.

Last year some friends and I started a comic news and opinion site ComicBook-Underground.com (come take a look). I was writing again. I was not on my own anymore. A team of writers and editors talking about the things we love.

Still I found myself longing for more. Sometimes you need a place all your own. A place that feels like home.

So I returned to a place I loved. After I unpack a bit I hope to get right back to work. Talking about movies, writing and yes comics. And not just other people’s stories. I have my own to tell. It may take a while. I feel like I am chipping away at a grand canvas but I am sure that it shall be worthwhile.

And the journey begins…again.

The Hero

We seek out heroes. Search for them.

In movies, books, comics. In life.

Someone to come in and save the day.

The Duke, Indiana Jones, John McClane, Captain Kirk, Iron Man, Batman, Superman.

In all shapes and sizes. From the pure, noble hero to the avenging anti-hero.

But what makes them heroic? What separates them from us?

Is it trying to make a difference? Is it doing what is right? And if so, who decides what is right and what is wrong?

Superman is not simply a hero because of his powers, Iron Man because of his suit. There has to be something more.
Risk and sacrifice matter. If a hero has nothing to lose does that make him less of a hero?

Heroes risk because someone has to and they cannot accept sitting on the sidelines.

Perhaps we need more heroes.