October, 2014

Are you shrinking?

Are you shrinking?

Have you ever caught yourself slouching – standing or sitting smaller than you actually are?  I do quite often now-a-days.  I’m occasionally alerted to my poor posture when I see a picture that somebody’s taken of me in a casual, unaware moment. When I force myself to straighten up I feel taller, lighter, stronger and more vibrant. I’m guessing that right now...

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Overcoming Chronic Sins

Overcoming Chronic Sins

My twelve year old self had a violent temper. My fuse was short, and my blasts of anger detonated at insults as unexpectedly as bursts of laughter explode at well-timed jokes. Without the mutually pleasant consequences.   I remember once chasing my older brother Andy around the house with a knife. I don’t remember what he had done (probably something HEINOUS), but I do remember him...

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Superhero Burnout

Superhero Burnout

I like hero movies. My grandsons love them. Hollywood adores them. In the last decade, about sixty superhero movies have been released, roughly one every eight weeks: Spider-man, Iron Man, Batman, X-Men, Thor, etc. Not to mention their sequels. (Forget that I mentioned them.) I probably love normal hero movies even more, the ordinary civilian with a boatload of ordinary problems, facing...

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