The year is winding down. (The decade is too, and good riddance to it. But that is not what I’m writing about.) I have a hard time concentrating during December. The weather has taken the season’s first real turn toward unpleasant. I have to adjust my wardrobe accordingly. I have to worry about shopping for Christmas gifts. I worry about my plans for New Years. I worry that I don’t see enough of my family during the holidays; then I worry that I won’t find a reason NOT to see my family. And I have to weave my day job and theater schedules through it all. And now I’ve got a head cold and feel like crap.

Bah. Humbug.

It’s not all bad, of course. I’ve got some great stuff going on. I’m the fight director for perhaps the most ambitious project I’ve ever been a part of: The Building Stage is doing a 6-hour adaptation of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. The project is being co-directed by Joanie Schultz and Blake Montgomery, and features none other than my lovely wife Mandy. It will be Mandy’s and my first theater collaboration in a really long time.

I’m also doing fights for a cool one-act called “Under Ground,” written by Jessica Wright for this year’s Rhino Fest. The story is awesome. It would fit perfectly in an issue of Weird Tales.

Beyond that, of course, is Neverwhere. I have begun working out. I’m trying this kettlebell program I found. So far so good; each workout leaves me with a full-body soreness the next day. I kinda like the feeling.

It’s been over a month since my last post, but quite frankly I can’t think of much else right now. Must be the Sudafed.