"Actual conversation at my house today ...
I'm in the driveway shoveling snow. Action Lad comes to the door to show off the outfit he's going to go sledding in.
A.L.: Look, Dad! It's Snow Pants Day!
"I finally saw American Hustle recently. I thought it was enjoyable enough, but I have no burning desire to watch it again.
I mention it only because I saw a DVD in the store today, read the back cover, and thought "The person who wrote…"
"I feel the same way in my line of work. I have fellow teachers who seem to hate their job so much, I wonder how they continue to do it. Surely there are much higher-paying jobs out there they could take if they hold such disdain for this one.
"I generally enjoy Gotham, but how is Jim Gordon not The Worst Cop Ever? An entire station house of cops and civilians came this close to being electrocuted because Gordon decided (apparently without warning anyone) to park his "bait"…"
Thanks fot the welcome! Man, you ARE old! I don't even want to think about how long I've been writing my column. I figured I had a half-dozen topics tops, but they just keep coming. I'm glad you enjoy it.
I appreciate you taking the time to tell me that. In fact, I'm right in the middle of preparing the next Deck Log entry when I took a moment to check my new e-mail.
I imagine all of us leave a bigger wake than what we realise. But it's nice to, every once in a while, have somebody tell us so. I'm glad you enjoy the column. Many moons ago, when Rich Lane approached me with the idea, my first concern (after wondering if there was enough material to keep a Silver-Age column going for long) was if anybody would have any interest in reading it.
The hit-counters tell me that somebody's out there reading it, but it's an especial treat to get a note like yours. I completely understand the business about not saying anything unless you have something to say. In reflexion, I'm the same way. Not only on threads here, but I frequent other sites regularly, and have yet to post a comment---because there's nothing I can add to the commentary.