Dispatch From The Commune #8: Wanderlust


Life for the Itinerant Artists has been lively since the last Dispatch…

ADAM went home to Michigan for a not-so-happy reason.  Namely, the funeral of his mother’s boyfriend, who lost his battle with cancer.  He helped his mother deal with the loss, and there was even a memorial sail on the boat she and her boyfriend had bought use of for the summer.   His return from Michigan, however, was a lot happier, as he came back and went on another awesome OKCupid date!  That’s two, count ’em, two ladies he’s got on the line!  OKCupid is where it’s at, kids!  Tell your friends.  Preferably your hot friends.  So we can date them.  🙂

Now, he’s conducting an interesting experiment!  ADAM IS OFFLINE FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JULY.  No email, no Google-searching, no Facebook, NOTHING.  He wants to see how he adapts and changes his thinking, much in the same way Teresa wanted to when she gave up talking for a weekend.  So, if you know Adam, and want to contact him, you’ll have to call, text, or send a carrier pigeon!

TERESA went to Philly last weekend for Wizard World Philly, what was once a huge comic con and is now going through its death rattle.  She was there volunteering for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which is a great organization that protects First Amendment rights in the comic book industry.  However, the amazingness of that weekend had nothing to do with WWP at all.  Teresa was staying with Lisa and John, editors of Pink Raygun, and went to a party one of their friends was throwing that Saturday night, where she met a lovely young man who ended up showing her a very lovely evening.  She hopes for other lovely evenings, but is fine with it if it ends up being just the one.  It was a happy moment in time.  Upon return from Philly, she plunged head-first into intense writing for, among other things, The Pack, the webseries she’s writing for Pareidolia Films.  (bookmark the site and check back often!)

The Commune now houses an honest-to-goodness governess!  LINDSAY has just gotten a job as a private teacher for two young children of a wealthy couple who have taken the children out of school to keep the family together when they travel on business.  They are a family who believe highly in education, but not necessarily in the standardized educational system.  Lindsay will not only be teaching the children here, but will be traveling with them abroad to places like ITALY, MEXICO, AND HONG KONG!  She will also be learning Italian, as the dad and kids are Italian and they’d like it if she could speak to them in it.  So, Lindsay is now a jet-setting Mary Poppins!

Meanwhile, LIZ has been having a stressful time.  She was in Scranton this weekend for her sister-in-law’s baby shower, and it ended up being a jumble of family health emergencies starting with her stepmother, and ending with her sister-in-law who had to have an early C-section and is now in critical condition in the ICU.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers if you’re reading this.

However, the news isn’t all bad.  Liz is very happy about being a first-time Aunt to a new and beautiful little Mia!  Future Itinerant Artist In Training, perhaps?

Lastly, DIANA and SEBASTIEN are adorable as ever, and getting incredibly domestic, cooking elaborate meals together just about every night.  Diana’s mother is in town visiting, and has brought fixins for a big Tex-Mex dinner for The Commune on Sunday.  We wonder what she thinks of Diana’s new beau….

And that’s it from The Commune this week.  Tune in next week – same Revolving Door Time, same Revolving Door Channel.  Approximately.  You know, if there’s time for us to post an entry.  Or whatever.

– Head Commune-ist