Friday, August 9, 2013

Easing Back In...

 Greetings, Groove-ophiles!

Ol' Groove just wants to thank all of you for the prayers, good thoughts, and encouraging words this past week. It's meant so, so much. The family and I are doing fine. There's a chunk of heart missing, but we know where it is, and we'll let the memories fill it.

Meantime, new posts on the Diversions starting Monday. I hope/plan to keep the five day a week schedule.

Also, tomorrow (Saturday, 8/10) I have a guest-post going up on the Longbox Project( ); it's kind of the first chapter in the "origin" of the Groovy Agent. Please check it out tomorrow!

Again, thanks for all the love and thanks for sticking by Ol' Groove during this trying time. I hope ya dig my post at the Longbox Project tomorrow, and we'll get the party rolling again on Monday.



  1. Haven't been here lately, just wanted to offer my condolences to you and your family.

    While I'm here, it's as good a time as any to thank you for all the wonderful posts over the years. And thank you for inspiring me to start my own Bronze Age comics blog.

    Looking forward to your Longbox post, take care of yourself,


  2. Take all the time you need, brother. We'll be here when you're ready.


  3. Groove, it made my day to find you back and more; hearing you and your family are doing fine.
    Having lost both parents and oldest brother many years ago, it always gives me some solace knowing that, though I miss them in our world, they've moved on to the next and there always seems to be people here to help us along the way.
    In fact, your posts have sometimes brought a tear of joy to my eye, helping me recollect my childhood days when my own dear departed dad might buy me a comic book even though he didn't make much money... I recall when the cover price increased from 12 to 15 cents - he was shocked - "What? They want 15 cents.for those things now?" - LOL -- but he was supporting a wife and 5 sons - the 3 oldest in college!
    Anyway, welcome back, Groove! I know I speak for all of us when I say we love you and your amazing blog and we're happy you're back and doing fine!

  4. Welcome quasi-back. Looking forward to reading your Longbox post.



  5. I've been there ... and know how it feels. You're in my thoughts.

  6. I'm glad to hear you and your family are doing well. As others have said, a lot of us know exactly what you're going through. You're not alone.

  7. Enjoyed your Longbox post. We've all been there, too. Thinking of you and your family. That's where you need to be right now, for sure.

  8. Like others here, first and foremost I'm glad to hear you're doing well. Nice to hear you'll be blogging again soon (although again, like Doug, said take all the time you need).
    Anyway, I just read your Longbox post. What a great vignette from the early days of a comics fan (and man, were you lucky to have had a bunch of relatives who also read comics - I was pretty much an oddity in my wider family in that regard). Also, your description of the comics trading among your friends brought back memories: that was pretty common in my little group of friends in our first few years of elementary school.

  9. Groove --

    Just read your post at the Longbox Project. First off, very cool site, that is. Second, I loved your recollections. I'd say I had a few similar experiences, but I never had the network of friends it sounds like you had. Thanks for sharing your memories -- I'm sure it took many of us back.


  10. take your time, sport. we'll all be here when you get back. & you look after yourself.

  11. Looking forward to future posts,Mr Groove.
    Take care.
    /Mr Anonymous



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