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Randall A. Golden, Midlife Crisis Crossover

The author in his element. Photo by Anne Golden; taken at StarBase Indy 2011.

This blog was set up three weeks before my 40th birthday as a means of charting the effects of the aging process and this fallen world’s degrading standards on my impressions of, reactions against, and general experiences with various works of art, commerce, wonder, majesty, and shamelessness. It’s my way of keeping the writing part of my brain alive and active, rather than let it atrophy and die.

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

…or you can go back to the main page and keep scrolling, scrolling, scrolling.

Views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of any other being, corporation, hivemind, or party line.

[Last updated: 1/29/2018.]

16 responses

  1. I have nominated you for Most Inspiring Blog Award
    The rules to the Very Inspiring Blogger Award are as follows:|

    Display the Nomination logo on your blog
    Link back to the person who nominated you
    State 7 things about yourself
    Nominate 15 others and link to them
    Notify those bloggers of the nominations & award requirement


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  3. I just wanted to alert you if you get a pingback from me. I am only crediting you in a post that I will eventually have to complete on “Seven Things About Me”. I am now only needing six more items and am in awe of your 100 post.


    • Thanks for reading! Consider your blog officially checked out. I like that you’ve found a way to strike a balance between the popcorn-flick/film-art dichotomy, and the better-than/worse-than comparisons.are a handy kind of system I haven’t seen before. Thumbs-up!


  4. Thank you, considering I’m such a product of being raised by movies, I wouldn’t have been interested in doing this unless it could have a different twist, so this was right up my alley. Really appreciate you noticing! 🙂


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