Author Archives: Our Hero

Scrooging and Grinching and the Heel-Face Turn

“Scrooge became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world… And it was always said of … Continue reading

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Honoring Real Life Heroes, or, Defying Mother Nature in the Key of “C”

This is a repost in honor of Veteran’s Day. On this blog I use the term Hero a bit liberally. Obviously, I use the word to (hopefully) inspire ordinary people to become for fully realized versions of themselves. But my … Continue reading

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Why do Heroes and Heroines Always Have to Lose Their Parents?

I have three daughters, so it just so happens that we stumbled upon an obscure little animated film that my girls quite enjoyed. Frozen, I think it’s called. Ever heard of it? And, as other commentators have noted, many parents have had … Continue reading

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Give ’em Hell Harry! The Greatest Escape of All

Repost from once upon a time… It’s Halloween. Allhallows Eve. Samhain. The perfect time for a scary story. So bolt your doors, lower the lights and gather ’round children, for a chilling tale of unearthly apparitions conjured by those who seek … Continue reading

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My Inner Child’s Resume

I originally posted this some time back, thought it was time for a rerun. I looked through an old photo album the other day. I guess I was simply feeling Nostalgic, but looking at photos of myself from grade school … Continue reading

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Rise and Grind, Little Ones!

Hail, Heroes! It has been one entire eon since we last chatted. That is about to change. Our Hero is about to embark on a fresh new Quest, similar to the First, but way different. This effort is in celebration of … Continue reading

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evel

“Bones heal, pain is temporary, and chicks dig scars.” –Robert Craig ‘Evel’ Knievel “Healing is expensive, pain is painful, and chicks dig sensible, steadily-employed guys with a killer cubicle.” –Evel Knievel’s insurance agent, Herbert Nudds When I was a kid, my hero was Evel Knievel. … Continue reading

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