Showing posts from 2020

Thinking of Riley

On Friday May 29th our lives changed forever. I woke up at my mothers urging, laying on the spare bed at my mothers apartment, groggy from the wine the previous evening.  Friday evenings have become a tradition since our youngest's birth. Spending the evening at my parents, drinking wine and visiting with Hunter. It's become more important to me since my fathers passing early last year. And Friday evening seemed like any other.  What I didn't know was, during that time, our oldest child Riley had become unresponsive at his group home. An ambulance was called and Riley was being admitted to the Children's ICU at the Health Sciences Center. Jenn was called and informed and, with the help of one of our close friends, went down to stay with him. I found this all out the next morning.  And ultimately there was nothing that I could do other than pack a bag of necessities for Jenn and drop it off on the main floor. Because of the current Covid 19 pandemic I am not allowed to s

Oh yeah, that's a strip

Sometimes the strips featured on Meet the Geeks are based on reality. And often I find myself in these moments quoting Clay "aannnd... That's a strip"  Take last night for example.  Spring and I have a love/hate relationship. I love spring for the resurrection of life, fewer bugs and cooler pre-summer temperatures. I hate spring because of my allergies, and they have been acting up with a vengeance.  Last night I was sent to bed by my wife around 7:30. I was exhausted and in need of a good, solid nights sleep.  After crawling into bed and dozing for a bit I started feeling the first tickles of an itch forming. I tried to ignore it. But sometimes it just feels so damned satisfying to scratch. And scratch I did.  For the next several hours.  It got to the point that I was trying to draw blood because pain is better than those itches. The ones at your joints. The ones that scurry around under your skin as your scratching fingers desperatel

Ambitions? What ambitions?

Instead of a single panel strip today I'm bringing you what is hopefully the last "lost" strip from the original run of Meet the Geeks. This weekend I'm planning on revamping the comic page, moving the The Creative Process strips over to their own page and putting the comics in their published order. In the case of the duplicate strips I'm... well... I'll figure that out later.  I'm also planning on journalling on our Blogger site again with the goings on of my journey. Stay tuned Geeks!