Well … Okay Then!

It seems that my blog post on closing this blog to move on to new things has actually attracted more followers! To this blog! This left me to consider that maybe I was being foolish in thinking I’d just fire up a new blog from scratch.

That said, I suppose if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I’ll begin posting back to My Chemical Fawn this week. Thank you for hanging with me, and hello to those new to the blog.


Happy New Year

Happy New Year, friends. Welcome to 2018! I hope this year treats you well and finds the majority of life going your way. For me, January marks another year for this blog. January first marks 10 years of blogging for My Chemical Fawn, and I think I’m ready to pack all of this history up and start something new. What, exactly, I’m not sure. Probably just more of the same. But for MCF, I think 10 years is a nice bookend to this volume of my life. So, a week or two ago, I created a new blog. I’ve only made an introductory post, so I haven’t gotten carried away with it, yet, but I believe it will indeed by the beginning of Volume 2 of my life as I feel I’m ready to enter a new season.

Thank you for all the follows, all the feedback, and all the support over the years. I have definitely pushed out some crappy blog posts, but I also think I’ve published a few memorable ones – usually the more personal ones, I think. That’s what I hope to bring more of on the new blog. This blog isn’t going away, though. As long as WordPress doesn’t delete it for any reason, I hope to maintain it here for as long as possible. The Blogging Life of James, Volume One: My Chemical Fawn, or some cool version of a title.

With that, I leave you with three things. First, is a link to my very first blog post from January 1st, 2008. The second, is a link to my new blog, should you want to join me on that new journey. I look forward to hearing from you, and will, of course, continue to follow you on yours. And third, a paraphrased quote from The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) from his final Christmas Special this year.

Good luck, good night, and Godspeed.

My Chemical Fawn (January 1, 2008): New Year, New Blog

Long Days, Late Nights: Musings of a husband, father, and gamer

“Never be cruel, never be cowardly! Remember, hate is always foolish, and love is always wise. Always try to be nice, and never fail to be kind. Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.”

— The 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi), paraphrased from Twice Upon a Time


The Orville on Fox

You guys are watching The Orville, right? The latest creation from the brilliant mind of Seth MacFarlane is awesome. It’s billed as a comedy, sci-fi comedy drama, and already into its 2nd episode, that’s a pretty accurate description. I won’t ruin it by getting into one of my rambling reviews, but I highly recommend you check it out, especially if you like Star Trek or Galaxy Quest, for that matter! In fact, I suppose this being a parody is what is keeping the Trek guys from suing MacFarlane and company. Great show so far, can’t say enough this early into the premier.




I’m a broken man.
A failing husband.
A struggling father.
Drowning and held down by a job I don’t like but can’t afford to quit.
I hide my stress.
I attempt to talk about my aches and pains but I’m called weak by those I look to for support.
Money may not buy happiness, but who wouldn’t love to give it a shot?
Friends I don’t talk to.
Online acquaintances I have never met.
Family I never see – by distance, time, or choice.
But a broken man is better than no man at all.