I'm 32 today, and it feels good. My life in boring summation: Financially, things are still difficult, but it's getting better. I can see the end of the tunnel to my mountain of debt (intentional mixed metaphor). If things go well, I can be completely free of credit card debt and my car payments by the end of the year. I'm setting an ambitious goal to write full time by 2014, even if only for a few years. I'm certainly further along in my writing than when I first started. The short stories for PopGun Vol. 3 and 4, plus Oni's roller derby anthology are nice, but I'm anxious to get more full length graphic novels published. ASTRONAUT DAD, FRONTIER, and HOW TO LOSE BIG have my attention right now. After that, I can focus on some other projects. I was thinking about maybe taking a year to write a novel or screenplay. No ideas yet, but while waiting for the comics to hit the shelves (hopefully) it might be good to try my hand at other media. Our comic at D Magazine is in regular rotation. Next one is in June. I should probably get more magazine writing assignments to pay the bills, but it hasn't been a priority. It'd be helpful to have a regular gig with a magazine -- reviews, a column, something, even if the pay is minimal.

April, Kennedy, and I went to Putt-Putt last night. I had a great time. Kennedy had fun chasing the ball around. Very simple. My kind of birthday.

So yeah, things are good. Nothing new to report really. I'm trying this post-to-my-blog-via-email thing for the first time. We'll see how it works. (UPDATE: It didn't work.)