But our Dark Souls 2 time together is special!

Me: Next Friday night, I'm standing you up. A bunch of Austin blogger ladies are getting together to hang out. C-Man: Whatever ....more

9 Science Fiction Comics That Warm My Geeky Heart

I was raised watching Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Blake's 7. Spaceships, epic battles, robots, time travel, the stars! Exciting people doing exciting things on exciting other planets! ...more

12 Kids' Books About Princesses That Adults Can Love Too

Boy Detective let me know early on that he did NOT like princesses. "Mom," he said, "I like FAIRIES, not princesses." Strangely, though, he loves every book in this list. It's amazing how a good story can transcend genre prejudices, isn't it? ...more

8 Fantastic Comics About History, Legends, and Myths

Some stories are just BIG. Sweeping epics, or moments in history that will be remembered for centuries. Even if they're moments that never happened, in a world that never existed ....more

Maybe I need to be in bed too?

Me: Now he's playing an accordion in his room [instead of going to sleep]! C-Man: A xylophone, but yes. Me: That's what I meant ....more

8 Kids' Books About Dinosaurs That Adults Can Love Too

It's a widely held belief that all kids go through a dinosaur phase. I'm not sure if it's true, because we never reached obsession level with Boy Detective. However, he's definitely been open to a good book about giant prehistoric lizards who could crush you with one footstep ....more

Ava Snow Battles Death: It starts here!

I was powerless against Ava Snow Battles Death. Sure, I'm afraid of getting sucked into web series in case all my time disappears down a rabbit hole of awesome content. And yeah, I'm afraid of knowing there are sections of Kickstarter beyond comics in case all my money disappears in a similar way ....more

7 Of My Favorite Conspiracy Comics

Want to make me happy? Give me a secret cabal of evildoers, behind the scenes machinations, and a determined resistance fighting against seemingly overwhelming odds. Throw in some superhero or magic powers, or not! ...more

My 10 Years of BlogHer Conferences

10 years ago this summer, I attended a first-time conference called BlogHer. I don't remember exactly how I heard about it, or how I decided to fly to a city I'd never been to before, for a conference full of people I didn't know. I had no idea what to expect ....more

8 Kids' Books About Art and Creativity That Adults Can Love Too

My son has always loved to paint, draw, and collage... none of which is in my repertoire. Did I tell you I got kicked out of art school? ...more