Me and the zine scene

Ready for a trip in the Wayback Machine, to see Young Bob at age 13 publish his first fanzine? I was hooked on fantasy and scifi as a kid. I mean, reading it. There wasn’t too much to watch back then (pre-Star Wars). Just to illustrate how hooked I was,… Continue reading

An Irving Christmas memory

I was probably about 13, so Brooke would have been 11, Sue 9. We had a tradition of going to Christmas Eve service at St. Mary’s, our Episcopal church in downtown Wayne. This particular Christmas was one of those magical ones where it actually snowed a lot! In fact, it… Continue reading

The Tribe, part 1

We somehow found each other, 5 unlikely comrades-in-arms, in 9th grade. And they were some of the deepest, most intense friendships I’ve had in my whole life. As only early adolescent relationships can be! Within a few months of meeting each other, we were able to finish each other’s sentences… Continue reading