Been a little quiet here, due in part to my being busy working on a short story for this, research for this and coming down with a nasty cold of the bone-chilling, head-squeezing variety. Started feeling a little better today, which is in no small part due to this rather brilliant video of Wilco’s Dawned on Me:

Apparently it’s ‘the first hand-drawn Popeye cartoon in more than 30 years.

You can find out more about it at (how cool is that url?)

Normal service will resume shortly with, amongst other things, the skinny on my actually making a start on my MA novel, the first of 2012’s My Life in Short Fiction posts, and some awesome news that I can’t wait to share. Until then, I might have to see if some spinach can get me back on my feet.