I’m SwanShadow. Hi.
Welcome to the new (I’ll let you decide whether it’s improved) SwanShadow Thinks Out Loud!
After mounting frustration with Blogger, SSTOL permanently relocated to WordPress, effective May 2009. Pretty spiffy, huh?
All of the posts from our first five years will remain indefinitely in their present location, so you’ll be able to revisit them to your heart’s content.
Note that along with the move comes a new URL:
Please be sure to update your bookmarks!
So… who is this SwanShadow guy, anyway?
I’m a father, a writer, a voice actor, a professional raconteur, a teacher, a pop culture analyst, a baseball fanatic, a trivia maven, a student of comic book history (especially Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age superhero comics), a collector of original comic art, and a second tenor in a world-class a cappella chorus.
I was also an undefeated champion on Jeopardy!, back before guys like Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and Roger Craig made it look easy.
I’m not really a big “causes” guy, but if you visit here often enough, you’ll eventually find me promoting breast cancer awareness. My beloved and loving first wife, usually referred to herein as KJ, died of this scourge on July 5, 2010. She was 44 years old, and had been battling her cancer with grace and courage for the last 10 of those years. If my flying an occasional pink ribbon contributes to the saving of even one woman’s life, my existence will have been justified.
The regulars here call me Uncle Swan. Feel welcome to do likewise.
In fact… just feel welcome!