Welcome Aboard!

Hey there! Welcome to my spot. This is a place for me to post thoughts about comic books, comic book art, advertising, cycling, mobile development, and other assorted topics that have no impact on the world around us.

I’m not trying to cure rare, exotic diseases here. I’ll leave that to smarter more dedicated nerds. I’m just going to exploit my little corner of the web for fun and the experience of a side hustle that goes nowhere.

So kick back and enjoy the flight!

Who, What, Where, How, Why?

Jeff Small, Director of Mobile Product Strategy at Perficient. I figured I needed something to tinker with, so I set this place up to try and create a channel of sorts. I’m not quite sure what any of this is besides an annual vanity tax for hosting… I’ve spent more on worse…

Atlanta, via the East Coast, Southeast United States. Growing up in Virginia and the Carolinas, The Fabulous Freebirds’ (and just so we’re clear, that’s Michael “PS” Hayes, Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy, and “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin) “Bad Street, Atlanta, GA” was my only peek into life in the big city of Atlanta… but I’ve been here now for over a decade since leaving the Carolina coast in 2012 and it’s not as rough as Michael Hayes made it out to be. I moved over to the north-western outer Atlanta suburbs in the summer of 2020 and it’s been like moving to a whole new world. Hills and mountains and parks and lakes… great stuff!

My Latest Blog Posts…

  • Diamond Head, O’ahu
    Puka shell necklace, bucket hat, Birdwell Beach Britches… quintessential late 80s/early 90s beach attire. I think that’s my Tag Huer I bought over in Hong Kong that I wore to death. Petty Officer Small… just a sailor doing sailor stuff.
  • Knock Knock…
    I have no clue. There’s a door behind me over my right shoulder, I believe that’s my Aviation Ordnance Space (the Ordy Shack) on the USS Kitty Hawk. If memory serves, the Aviation Fire Control Techs (AQs, they work specifically on the radar systems) shared a space with the Aviation Electricians (AEs, they worked on all the OTHER electronic systems – except weapons systems – on the plane) so this was probably taken by my best friend at the time, Mike Stover, who was an AE. I can only guess they were troubleshooting something going on in a pilot’s helmet… …
  • A Sailor’s Prayer
    I randomly ran across this on the internet this morning. I’m about 99% certain I’m the sailor on the far right. The sailor on the far left is Greg “Soupy” Campbell, next to him on the right is Craig “The Boz” Bosley, and between us is an AD (engines/powerplants) whose name I can’t recall… but I’m about 99.99% certain I’m the one on the right, and this was taken in Hong Kong on my first cruise in the VA-165 Boomers onboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk (CV-63). We lived life like you’d expect us to, way out there and 100 mph …
  • F/A 18 Super Hornet Arrested Landing
    A few years ago I flew out to the U.S.S. Carl Vinson for an overnight. While we were out there I got to film some flight operations, even getting a chance to stand on deck during recoveries. I always enjoyed this bit of video.
  • Presenting the Navy Partnership Work to the VML Annual Meeting
    Captain Dave Bouve and I spoke about Navy Recruiting and The Navy Partnership at the 2018 VML Annual Meeting — one of the highlights of my career. I come on about 9:25, if you wanna get to the “good stuff”… and by good stuff, I mean me of course.
  • The Greatest Final Paragraph Ever Written
    “So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old broken-down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over to the West Coast, and all that road going, all the people dreaming in the immensity of it, and in Iowa I know by now the children must be crying in the land where they let the children cry, and tonight the stars’ll be out, and don’t you know that God is Pooh Bear? the evening star must be drooping and …