Until and unless I can discern what I’m meant to be doing with this alleged ability, here I remain, watching as the cultures of pop, geek, and faith intersect in my head. Sometimes they team up; sometimes they fight. Meanwhile, my chances of aging gracefully through it all hang in the balance.
Worlds live. Worlds die. Worlds get rebooted again and again.
The Midlife Crisis Crossover.
Sometimes it’s about our ongoing tradition of road trips my wife Anne and I taken each year from 1999 to the present. Sometimes it’s about the comic book and entertainment conventions we attend, whether here in Indianapolis or in relatively neighboring cities such as Chicago or Cincinnati. Sometimes it’s about recent theatrical excursions, because everyone needs reasons to get out of the house, even if it’s just to sit in a different chair in front of a different screen. Sometimes it’s about Internet ephemera, heavy burdens, photo galleries, family, faith, food, or folderol.
We’re the Goldens. This is who we are and what we do.
I’m a full-time customer service rep; part-time Internet participant; longtime comics collector; former English major and two-time college dropout; pro bono content provider to the internet since 1999; and message-board staffer from 2001 to 2010, including six years as Administrator. I’ve been married for thirteen years to a spectacular kind of lady who memorized several books of the New Testament, as well as the titles of all 178 episodes of Star Trek: the Next Generation. I love that she knows which is more important. I have a son with a college degree who maintains a strict line in the sand between his half of the Internet and mine.
I’m prone to lurking on Twitter as @RandallGolden. Here or there, I welcome input, questions, ideas, simple pats on the head, and constructive criticism, though I’m beginning to forget what that looks like.
For fellow WordPress users seeking credentials or anyone asking for reading samples, the following posts were selected by the WordPress.com staff as “Freshly Pressed” features during MCC’s first eighteen months:
* The Day an Empty Chair Ruled the Internet
* Midlife Crisis Crossover 2012 in Review, Assuming the Next Thirteen Days are a Complete Write-Off
* The Last Stand of the Drive-In Theater: Upgrade or Perish
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[Last updated: 1/29/2018.]