This is a fan recut of the original 1978 trailer for Superman: The Movie.
The significance of the image of Kal-El/Superman wearing the black suit will be explained later.

Note, however, that Marlon Brando personally insisted that the “S” be prominent on the black suit, just as it was for the white suit he wore as Jor-El.

“The Kryptonian prophecy will at last be fulfilled– the son becomes the father, the father becomes the son.”

The Hero’s Journey of Superman will commence soon



Coming tomorrow: Introduction to the Richard Donner story of Superman

Choose your woe woe woe:

Slow and bluesy

Straight up punk

No relief in sight

Posted: July 9, 2014 in My Health
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I finally met with the surgeon yesterday.

He doesn’t know if it’s the screws, a bone spur, or another failing disc.  So… I get to have some Novocaine injections to determine where exactly the pain is.


No word from insurance on the TENS unit.

Art & Hobby

Posted: July 6, 2014 in Random Thoughts


The only store in my town that comes close to what Dean describes is that chain that’s blowin’ up the Internet with indignation and protest: Hobby Lobby. I trust that Dean has good benefits that are less controversial– I also wish I had such a store closer to home!

Originally posted on It's A Wee Bit Wordy:


The official Art & Hobby logo!

Hey guys! It’s Tuesday once again, here on Wee Bit Wordy and that means anything goes! Today I want to tell you about some good news I got on Friday, which I touched on just a fraction in Sunday’s Building Rome post!

On Thursday, I went for a job interview with a local arts and crafts shop called Art & Hobby! They then got back to me the following day to inform me I got the job–happy days! I started day one of training yesterday and day two of two was today. Its a great shop and I love it, and my co-workers are all great too! Art & Hobby do everything from arts and crafts to board games, Lego, Loom Bands, DIY kits, kites, card-making, you name it!

As well as that, the store is in a shopping center which is a…

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Probably the hardest part is that my daughter is only 12, and I have to be very careful to monitor how we share her stuff.

She is one of our principal photographers at jaklumen & family

have a sparkler, jak

Another fantastic capture she made on Friday

She wants her own YouTube channel, but for now, I put her videos at my YouTube account.

[This is me sneaking a video shoot of her working on something.]

I am not comfortable with uploading her artwork to my DeviantArt account anymore—maybe I’ll just have to create her one and administrate it myself until she’s old enough.
For now, I share things at jak & Cimmy’s Journal Jar

My dear wife Cimmorene—I love her so much, but I am struggling there too.

I am a visual person. She is audio-visual. Her big thing is that she LOVES to have her writing read aloud to her (like for Cimmy’s Stories), even when it’s not terribly convenient. I am still trying to get her to funnel this desire into producing a podcast. (Why yes, I have a SoundCloud account right here.)

She is a talented artist, too, but I am having a really difficult time getting her to share it online!

This was actually a joint project– I scanned in a pencil drawing she made and then did most of the digital editing. I say “most” because she wasn’t satisfied with the final result, and added a few details.



I’ve started a new 43Things goal for Lizzi’s Ten Things of Thankful blog hop.
As always, I’ve added additional long-form edits to this WordPress crosspost.

This weekend brought so much to be thankful for.

1. Our daughter continues to work on her artistic skills. She was our principal photographer and videographer for our trip.

Photo credit: Bill 1939 B at Flickr, a.k.a. “Pop”. My father-in-law decided to take some shots of Princess at work

2. She has friends and family that are cheering her on!  Notably, they include:

the ever-lovely and generous Tahira “TJ” Lubrano

Bill 1939 (her maternal grandfather, as mentioned before)

I’ve been in touch with Dean at Dean’z Doodlez about starting some artistic, creative synergy with his work and the stuff that Cimmy, Princess and I do.  So far, the response has been fantastic!  Please do me a favor and check him out.

3. The gooseberry bush at my in-laws’ house is always ready to harvest (often more ready than my MIL’s liking) every July 4th. They allow us to come each year to pick gooseberries.

It wasn't TOO hot, but we took time during the hottest part of the day to remove the stems and blossoms.  Photo by Princess

It wasn’t TOO hot, but we took time during the hottest part of the day to remove the stems and blossoms. Photo by Princess

4. The Yakama Nation is less stringent about fireworks than our local municipalities, so we go to Toppenish to watch local displays. Although the casino didn’t have funds for a display this year, there was plenty to see from nearby stands.

Oh snap, Princess is better at capturing fireworks than I am!

Oh snap, Princess is better at capturing fireworks than I am!

5. Although we essentially get a free show, Cimmy and the kids have enjoyed lighting sparklers the past few years. Sparklers are banned in our home city.

Do you see now this girl has got talent?  Wow!

Do you see now this girl has got talent? Wow!

6. I spent some time to be mindful of the holiday and talked with my father-in-law about the reality of wartime military service that Friday. Specifically, he served Navy on a nuclear submarine during the Vietnam War.

7. I am grateful that my wife spent some loving and pleasant time with her youngest sister, with our daughter along.

8. I am very glad that my sister-in-law is doing well right now, and that she always welcomes my hugs.

9. Yakima and Toppenish were my other homes at one point. Returning is sometimes bittersweet, but I enjoy returning and recalling many memories.

10. I am grateful for the old highways (WA HWY 22, 241) that are less-traveled. They are a welcome respite from the freeways (SR 395, I-82) and the manner of their drivers.