But I do have a bunch of things to look forward to, and that's what keeps me going. Things like my daughter coming home for a few weeks (maybe.) This will almost certainly be the last time she spends any serious length of time at home. (Next summer will almost certainly mean summer school and an internship.) Other upcoming delights of the season include:
• Free Comic Book Day! The first Saturday in May is always FCBD at comics shops all over the country, and my store in Mechanicsburg, PA -- Comix Connection, the best store in PA -- will be no exception. My store does it differently than most -- most stores give you a free comic book. My store gives you three for showing up, and one additional comic for every can of food you bring to donate to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. It's a great idea, a worthy cause, and routinely raises approximately 2,000 pounds of food.
• Summer movies! A great crop this year, too, including Iron Man 3 and the new Superman reboot, Man of Steel. Not to mention Pacific Rim by Guillermo del Toro as well as a host of other genre flicks.
• Birthday blues! Nah, not really, but I do turn 60 this July, which is a landmark of sorts, or so I am told.
So lots going on, and I'm hopeful that it will all provide fodder for these pages. So stick with me!