I know many of you have some down time from the daily grind this week. I'm sure you have plenty of things to fill those free hours with, but if you're looking for some things to read (both online and off), here's some stuff I've done that I think is pretty good.
Every Monday, I post about my impending fatherhood in a series called "Fruitful." They've been getting more and more traffic lately, so it seems like people like them.
I also worked through something of an existential crisis in a series called "What's Important." It's probably not finished. These got a lot of nice attention, too.
I recently re-watched the first five seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and decided to write reviews. Season six has tested my resolve, but hopefully I'll finish off the series.
Way back when DC's New 52 launched, I wrote a piece for Comicsbulletin.com on DC's seeming decision to sex up their comics, particularly sexing up a character that was mostly known to a larger audience as a cartoon.
My explanation of why I think Batman is the greatest superhero has gotten more traffic than nearly anything else I've ever written.
I also came up with a simple timeline for Batman that allows for 5 Robins. It makes way too much sense to ever really happen, though.
I also rattled off some quick comments of some great comics currently being published. There were enough that I needed not one (superheroes), not two (horror and noir), but three (sci-fi) posts to do it.
Most recently, I had a short story published in Best New Writing 2014. That story is an indirect sequel to another short story of mine, which is available in two formats.
I wrote a book about my grandparents that was released in 2011 by Hellgate Press. People seem to like it.
I have an essay in a big book of essays about the work of Joss Whedon, if you're into his stuff.
A short story I wrote appeared in an online literary magazine and has been republished a few times in physical collections.
I hope you'll check out a few of the links above. Happy holidays and happy reading!