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Where have all the good men gone?

June 17, 2017
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Movies inspired by Marvel and DC Comics characters create a series of 2.5-hour immersions into worlds of fantasy. Through our 3-D glasses, we connect with Iron Man. When he shrugs off explosions to thwart the evil intentions of the villain de jour, we feel the jolt. Even when we don the cape of the tragically flawed (but well-intentioned) Batman, we feel the exhilarating rush of having just enough superhuman ability to win the day. For 2.5hrs (not including trailers), the answer to the “where have all the good men gone” question is satisfyingly obvious.

 

WE are the “good men;” and we’re going wherever we’re needed most.  

 

DC Comics just turned this “where have all the good men gone question” on its head in a wonderfully satisfying twist with the release of Wonder Woman. I would love to extol the virtues of a woman who transcends the stereotypical damsel in distress, is a compassionate yet powerful role model, and manages to captivate us with charisma rather than witty one-liners. Instead, I have to turn the soapbox over to Steelcharmer. He won’t give us exclusive access to his lunch with President Trump next week if I don’t share his letter about the dangers of movies like Wonder Woman first.

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My latest post will be found in the Trek

December 10, 2016

In the wake of several wildfires affecting the Appalachian Trail this year, I wrote an editorial for the Trek. Hiking enthusiasts know the site best as Appalachian Trials but it has recently undergone an upgrade and rebranding.

Even though it doesn’t quite fit with the adventures of a guy hiking through a lot of messy issues, I thought you might like to check it out.

Here’s the link:  

https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/wildfires-common-hybrid-cars/

Hope you enjoy. I’ll be back here with more posts soon. Looking forward to seeing you then!