This one goes out to my mom because she paid for the domain to be renewed, but also because she’s always encourage me to be great.
Recently, I moved back to my home town, Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and I’ve had a few days to look around and reflect as to the why of it. The obvious why is because I got a job, but, you know, I could have come home at any time, so why now?
I left Provo as a child at 8. I was much smaller then, so everything seemed much bigger. Seeing it all now is . . . definitely eye-opening. Progress and improvement is necessary, but I’d be lying if I said that it’s still all of the same.
Every time I come home there’s always something new. The hotels have changed hands, more land has been built on. One year text messaging swept the country months before it really got big in the US. Another year, they were getting ready to implement National Insurance. A bridge was built between the twin islands. New things. Progress.
Admittedly, that’s not all of it, but I haven’t been here to really take it all in until now.
An old classmate of mine once looked at my childhood pictures and said, “you’ve come far”. That’s how I feel about the Turks and Caicos I’ve come back to: it’s come much farther than where it was when I left it. Some people say it’s not far enough, but I feel like we’re doing pretty damn well all things considered.
I don’t know where life will take me, or what God’s plan for me is here, but however it goes, I am excited about it. Apart of my heart has always been here, and now I’ve returned to it. Surely that means that I have a part to play in the next step of my home country’s progress?
Or, you know, it was just time to come home.
I have rescheduled this post more times than I needed to this week, simply because I could not bring myself to start this stack. 20 comics in one go is exhausting, and I still feel like I’m missing three titles. I usually like to have these kinds of posts done by the eighth of the month, but here it comes on the ninth, which is good enough in my book.
September was an interesting month in the Marvel universe, as everyone currently involved in Civil War II had something to say about Bruce Banner’s death. Which is fine, but I’m pretty sure this could have been said in August. Over at Archie Comics, Josie and the Pussycats makes its debut, whilst Jughead gets a new writer and Archie ends its second arc. Black Mask Studios debuts The Forevers, and DC is apparently in need of a web editor. Those blank banners aren’t going to fix themselves.
You’ll notice that the cover image for this post is from Captain America: Steve Rogers. Even though I’m not a big fan of that run, I can’t deny how cute this cover is.
Hey all, I’m finally back on the scene with the last bit of my August list. The good thing about it is that I also have most of my September comics as well. The bad part? These posts are almost as exhausting as setting up the queue for my music blog. In a good way, though!
So, without further ado, here’s last month in comics:
So I’ve had this New Empire song rolling around in my head today because I knew I needed another post to stay on track for my goal. I don’t know what I’m supposed to talk about, but I figure it’s worth a shot.
Warning: This post doesn’t have very much to do with fragility.
Don’t be surprised if this posts on Thursday morning, it’ll still count as a Top 5 Wednesday post.
This week we’re talking about Books We’d Like to See As TV Shows. And while I’d watch a show based on any book in my personal library, there are a few that I would specifically go to bat for.
A year later, and you’re still gone, but somehow, it’s getting a little better.
I’ve been waiting for this to work it’s way out all weekend. I had wanted to have it done by yesterday, so that my birthday could be just for me, but that’s never been how this works. It’s shameful really.