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Paradise Island/Salem
Middle-aged Mama Holding Out for a Heroine
Interests: Caped avengers, my kids, super villains with super names, my husband, iconoclastic imagery, my cats, epic battles of good vs. evil, beer.
Recent Activity
Review of 360 Degrees Longitude by John Higham Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at The Batmom
Best book swap score: Game of Life: A Jedi's Path. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at The Batmom
A smart designer talking design is like a great professor delivering a lecture. Listen in on Darren Geraghty. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at The Batmom
"Emigration was high and immigration unusual," Simpson recalled. "Being British, I wasn’t sure what sort of welcome I was going to get." Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at The Batmom
“Modern with a touch of vintage/retro design in style, [my site] is a lot like me really,” Oosten said. “It’s also responsive to boot!” Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at The Batmom
To evoke the era, appeal to the bar’s 21st century clientele, and tend to the St. Patrick’s Day angle, Reihill celebrated the timeless aspects shared by any worthy watering hole. “I wanted to come at it from the bar’s perspective – people drinking, playing music, and having fun,” he said. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2013 at The Batmom
In his quick-interview series One Minute With, recently nominated for a .net Award for Side Project of the Year, designer Conor O’Driscoll pins downs developers and designers, placing them under a microscope for as long as it takes to answer a few great questions. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at The Batmom
My nose is snotted and I’m besotted. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at The Batmom
Wizards have the Sorting Hat. Muggles have the Sorting Chair. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at The Batmom
You’re going to sit here with me, on the striped bedspread, and listen to my house and watch my remaining cat, The Grey. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at The Batmom
By issue #1's end, Captain Marvel's on her way to time-traveling adventure with strong, realistic female characters I found interesting me far more than some of the folks I've met over at DC. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at The Batmom
We miss you already, our funny little man. We wish you dreams full of salty tuna and fat mice and as much joy as you've given us. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at The Batmom
I’m hopeful as I park in row E1 between a CR-V and a cement pillar; expectant as I plow through a crowd of thick, spend-ready Marys great with child and dragging Josephs, well-versed in web architecture but useless with a hammer. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at The Batmom
Today I am thankful for The Magazines. Witty, faux-meaty, buffed to glossy. Entertaining and semi-educational, mildly mentally titillating but never taxing. Generating the illusion that I am, at once, well-informed and relaxed. All Hail The Magazines! Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at The Batmom
I’m old, Father William. But not so old that I can’t properly receive; not so jaded I can’t thrill at the get. This Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at The Batmom
Pop art as electroshock therapy. Comic book store as pharmacy. Yippee zip zoodle, just look at what’s in store. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at The Batmom
This week, I will write. Because it’s good for me, but also simply because life has become a mental cluster*#$! and I need to impose order. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at The Batmom
By far the greatest gem I uncovered at the used bookstore was “Cherry Ames, Cruise Nurse” by Helen Wells*. In my many years studying literature, I heard nary a word about Cherry, though she seems a fetching and plucky heroine. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at The Batmom
We’ve gone from believing Medusa to be a covert and nefarious organization snaking its way into the creepy crawly Gotham underworld, to the realization that Medusa is one being, ironically and appropriately statuesque. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at The Batmom
Diana possesses a fierce and stable sanity, lacking in most of the Bedlam-worthy characters surrounding her. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at The Batmom
My bedside table shudders under the weight. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at The Batmom
At 5:41 a.m., I take out my telescope and get microcosmically thankful from where I’m sitting right now. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at The Batmom
Maybe we should hold off on bedtime for a while. You know, ’til everything settles. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at The Batmom
My 7-year-old taught me to play chess today. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2012 at The Batmom
AmericanvampireI met Skinner Sweet and Tom Joad about four months back. Both murderers, one arrived in Hollywood fresh out of a watery grave, sharp-fanged and blood-hungry; the other got sprung from jail early for good behavior and returned home to discover his family packing for California and hoping for a better life. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at The Batmom