With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility


It’s no secret I’m a nerd. I was nerd-cool before being a nerd was cool. Ok, no I wasn’t, but I was still a nerd. A TV nerd, a movie nerd, a drama nerd, and my personal favorite – a comic nerd.

That’s why growing up, and getting to experience the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as an adult, has been off the charts amazing. Unless you’re watching any of the X-Men movies (minus Logan), or anything with Ryan Reynolds in it, pre-Deadpool. Then, you’re probably looking to slit your wrists before the movie hits the halfway point.

But one thing, that has made experiencing these movies as an adult so much more enjoyable, is that the characters have gone from iconic gods with amazing powers, who I wish I could grow up and be like, to….well, iconic gods with amazing powers, who I wish I could grow up and be like, but who are also flawed human beings.

They’re all regular people, just like us…who just happen to be able to kick some major ass with super powers, and cool suits…again, unless you’re watching the X-Men films, or anything with Ryan Reynolds in it, pre-Deadpool.

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Even Champions Quit

Even Champions Quit

“Champions are willing to do anything necessary to be a champion. You’re a champion; do what it’s going to take to make you better.”

I’ve been called a lot of things in my life…I mean, A LOT…but I can’t recall a time I’ve ever been called a champion. Ok, maybe once or twice, but it was definitely laced in heavy sarcasm. You know, like when you screw up and some jerk calls out in a mocking tone, “Way to go champ,” followed by snickers and laughter. But that changed this week.

If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Facebook lately(and if not, fix that now!), you’ve probably seen I’m going through a bit of a rough patch again. Then again; when aren’t I going through a rough patch?

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An Open Letter to Square One

An Open Letter to Square One

Hello again,

We’ve become quite the pair over the years; you and I. It almost feels like I’ve spent more time with you than anyone else in my life. I’ve visited you again and again. Even when I didn’t want to, I did it; kicking and screaming a lot of that time.

I have to be honest – I don’t like you. No…that’s probably a bit too harsh, but I’m sure that’s the vibe I give off. I feel, saying I don’t enjoy our visits, is probably more appropriate. Because why should I?

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Memorial Day: A Day of Rememberance

Memorial Day: A Day of Rememberance

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We’ve come to another Memorial Day.

This is one of the military holidays; like many veterans still alive, I struggle with them most. This is *the day*…the day we saw fit to say thank you. Not to the veterans who have some home from their service…no no, that’s Veteran’s Day. No, today we say thank you, to those who never returned from their service.

Thank you to the brave men and women; or more accurately, the memories of those brave men and women, that made the ultimate sacrifice. To the soldiers that have died on the field of battle, or in the pursuit of freedom.

Freedoms most Americans use to spend today being thankful…for a day off of work, drinking beer, watching sports, and BBQing in the nice weather. Not to mention, knowing very little about what today really means.

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