Introducing Judy

Judy Speaks! Whoa. What’s this? A new character? Dialog? Suddenly this comic is looking like … a comic! Perhaps when I get closer to publishing a hard copy of Issue 2 later this year, I will rethink my strategy of starting this section of the book with so few words, but, for now, I kinda…

Curtain Up!

Okay, we’re almost there! Soon, this will become a real comic where, like, people talk to each other and stuff! Can’t you just taste the antici … pation?

The Cul-de-Sac

This week’s new Bakersfield post is a little late, but for good reason. I was out of town this last weekend attending my parents’ 50th anniversary in my hometown of Derby, Kansas. While there, I had a chance to drive past our old family home that was on a cul-de-sac much like the one featured…

Hillary’s Helper

“I guess I’ll just hold my nose and vote for Hillary.” – Bernie Sanders Supporter Are you a Bernie supporter? Are you mad that your Facebook rants and “Bernie or Bust” bumper stickers didn’t result in a Sanders candidacy? Does the idea of voting for Hillary make you want to retch? If so, we’ve got…

The Culvert

When I was a bored teenager growing up in Kansas, my friends and I liked to explore odd places to amuse ourselves. One of our favorite destinations was a large culvert in our hometown of Derby, Kansas that just happened to have the best acoustics when it came to making music. We would often take instruments…

The Streets of Bakersfield

“The Streets of Bakersfield” is one of Buck Owens most famous songs. Owens was a country music legend who pioneered the “Bakersfield Sound” which includes rock and roll elements, twangy guitar and close, two-part harmonies. Owens was also the co-host of Hee-Haw a country music variety show that my sister and I were OBSESSED with as kids….

#taken

Last night I made a terrifying discovery. I was eating my second pint of Ben & Jerry’s and looking at Instagram while watching Gilmore Girls (yes, I’m an amazing multi-tasker) when I noticed a pattern.  (Cue the dramatic montage music.) Different accounts, belonging mostly to gay men and adolescent girls, showed photo after photo of…