Tuesday, December 26, 2017

So long, 2017...

What's this?! A comic update?!

     Why yes, it is! Not much of one, I'm sorry to report. The glorious return to California for Neverland Transit Authority has been anything but.

     2017 has proven to be the interesting capper to a trilogy of bad years that has gone from nearly dying of heart failure (Which almost did me in this year, again, and almost to the day of the three year anniversary.), to becoming a social reject for... reasons, I assume, to attempting to find new life in Seattle only to have that blow up in my face because they don't understand the gig economy of Silicon Valley. (Though it's coming their way even now.)

     My return has been about as successful. A string of temp gigs, including house painting for a buddy's business, to landing a gig at a premiere contract that, for being such a place, pays lousy for very tricky work. (Did salaries get worse while I was away? Costs go higher? Or both?)

     Yep, my mom ran off to the east coast mud slick to be with a guy she met in an online support group for people who have had knee replacement. It's actually a funny tale of romance and I'm hoping for all the best for them both. Heck, I put her on the plane, myself.

     I did, in fact, reconnect with the greatest love of my life, Kimberly Murphy, while I was away. We chatted on the phone at least three times a week. It was like when we first met. And, as things started tanking, I admit getting back to her was the biggest drive to coming home. I know we had no promises, but I was really hopeful.

     But hope just isn't enough, I suppose. And while I was making the big fights to get my life straightened back out and fluid, again, she connected with someone she told me was just a friend. Yes, it hurts; in ways I just cannot explain. And I think that's about all I want to say about that.

     2018 is still full of promise, though. I mean, not that it couldn't be much worse than 2017, I suppose. (So not true, but I'm starting to move forward with some positive thought.) Going to be expanding and rebuilding this site. New comics will start back, soon. Station House Radio will be making more regular music mixes, again. I'll also be working to enrich my personal life, as well; including attempting to publish my first legitimate Science Fiction Novel. But more on that in the coming weeks.

     So here's to 2018; let's hope the adults don't wreck it before we can rise and become anew.

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