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Up, Up and Away: The Enduring Character of Superman

March 23, 2013

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I recently revisited Superman and Superman 2 (The Richard Donner cut), as I like to stay familiar with the staples of geek culture. I didn’t honestly expect either movie to be more than background noise, to be completely honest. Superman was released in 1978, and genre movies tend not to age very well. But from the moment the […]

Resurfacing

March 18, 2013

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Well… hello there. Yes, it’s been a while. My absence might imply otherwise, but all of you were genuinely on my mind. Well, okay, most of you, the ones I know I can count on to read this blog. No, I haven’t been following your blogs, because that would require logging onto the website, and logging on […]

What “Eclectic Camel” Means to Me

January 2, 2013

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I find myself quite in the same situation I have been for several weeks now; sitting in front of my laptop, on the WordPress website with “Add New Post” at the top of the page while I do little more than stare at the screen. None of you were forgotten, despite my apparent absence; I […]

The Non-traditional Traditionalist

November 23, 2012

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As a former social sciences student (actually, once a social sciences student, always a social sciences student, if you follow me), I find myself thinking more about what people do and why (including myself) than your average Joe likely does. Holiday traditions, for example, are an interesting subject to me. I mean, when you really look […]

“Wish It, Want It, Do It” and Other Self-Help Drivel

November 18, 2012

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So in an episode of Family Guy titled “Brian Writes a Bestseller” (season 9), Stewie convinces Brian to write a self-help book, after discussing the failure of his previous book Faster than the Speed of Love. So he bangs out a generic self help book, after verbally slamming the genre, which ironically ends up a […]

Sideways

November 17, 2012

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I find I am having a hard time writing lately, and I desperately needed to get a few blogs ahead this weekend so I am not flailing to get one done every morning. Lighter topics just don’t feel fun to write about at the moment (and they seem to get overlooked anyways), and I’m avoiding […]

Lesson #2: Moving On

November 13, 2012

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[In case you missed Lesson #1, feel free to go here.] It has always been a perplexity to me that we are not, typically, creatures who function independent of attachment and yet we live lives that generally require us to not grasp too tightly the things and the people that mean the most to us. […]