Welcome to 2019.

Jan 01, 2019

Tabula Rasa: we begin the year with a fresh start and a clean slate. For me, the turning of the calendar page calls for an inventory of sorts – a meeting with those blasted skeletons hanging in the closet. “New Year’s” is a holiday that always felt like a promise that bit off more than it could chew. For all the firework explosions and kisses at midnight, there’s also a lot of vomit in the street, so to speak. Nonetheless, I like to start my new years with a resolution, and my resolution for 2019 is to spread more cheer! How are we doing on that so far? [insert grin here]

I have to admit that 2018 was good to me. I saw the launch of my book, Screams Before Dawn, and I had the honor of meeting several of my heroes – from Kane Hodder and John Kassir to Nim Vind and Argyle Goolsby. And, in-between all of that, I managed to finally defeat Dracula in CastleVania III, thus ending a 20-year endeavor. But, 2018 wasn’t all accolades; we lost several heroes too – including Anthony Bourdain, the incredible Stan Lee, and J-sin Trioxin of Mister Monster. As we move into 2019, we appreciate where we’ve been while we look ahead to where we’ll go next.

On that note, this start of the new year serves as an opportunity for me to refine the scope of this blog – to increase the breadth and depth of the content we examine here. To that, I say cheers, happy new year, and...

Keep it spooky,

-HvW