The Power of Words: Shire Edition

I believe in the power of words. I suppose that would be a requirement for someone who writes and teaches. Don’t mistake power for omnipotence, for words can be quite limited in their reach. While the passion and sincerity of delivery truly matters so to does the disposition of the listener (or reader). Cynicism buildsContinue reading “The Power of Words: Shire Edition”

Avengers: Endgame Through the Eyes of my Kids

Hello! It has been quite some time since I’ve posted but nothing like the worldwide pop culture event that is Avengers: Endgame to bring me back to this site. There are so many angles I could approach this movie from but, for this post, I’ve decided to allow a glimpse of the movie through theContinue reading “Avengers: Endgame Through the Eyes of my Kids”

Thanks, Stan

By this point, I would think, anyone with an affinity for comics and superheroes is aware that Stan Lee died recently at the age of ninety-five. Today, December 28, would have been his ninety-sixth birthday. Sounds like the perfect day to remember and give thanks as we look forward to a new year of challengesContinue reading “Thanks, Stan”

When the Midnight Demons Come Calling

Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die It takes a lot to change a man Hell, it takes a lot to try Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die Thus sang Bradley Cooper in the powerful reimagining of A Star is Born. (Beware –Continue reading “When the Midnight Demons Come Calling”

Perseverance: TheUndercurrent of Success

A few months back I offered some thoughts on courage. Tonight I’ve decided to take a look at perseverance. How many people give up when the road gets too long or doubts overwhelm us? On a personal level I wonder how often I have failed, not because of a lack of talent, but because ofContinue reading “Perseverance: TheUndercurrent of Success”

Don’t Stop Believin’: Avengers Style

Hello everybody. This post comes to you curtesy of my daughter and The Avengers: Infinity War. We left the movie and she was very upset! I would not categorize it as sad per se, but upset. Time to pause this writing for the spoilers alert!!!!!! Not big time spoilers but still:  SPOILER ALERT!!!!! As I wasContinue reading “Don’t Stop Believin’: Avengers Style”

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

  It is less than a week until the release of Avengers: Infinity War and people are pumped!! Ten years…that’s right, ten years of storytelling culminating in round one of the climactic battle with Thanos. Yes!! This post, however, will not focus on speculation regarding who has what Infinity Stone or who will die. ThisContinue reading “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!”

Black Panther: The Challenge of T’Challa

  Spoilers Ahead!!! Proceed with caution. I saw Black Panther on Friday with two friends and, like most movie goers, we left the theater thrilled! About twenty-five minutes into the film I leaned to one of my friends and noted, “I could leave now and this has already been worth the price of admission.”  Thankfully IContinue reading “Black Panther: The Challenge of T’Challa”