True Hero: Quest for Camelot

King Arthur, Knights of the Round Table, Camelot, Excalibur… These episodes from English history are steeped in legends. But what do we really know about them? Camelot is a castle and court associated with the legendary King Arthur. The Round Table is King Arthur’s famed board, around which he and his knights congregated. As its... Continue Reading →

A Quiet Hero Will Have the Loudest Actions: Mariam in A Thousand Splendid Suns

Heroes should be perfect and inspire us to be better than we currently are. When the reader looks back, it is easy to see that, yes, Mariam is inspirational; she is loving, sacrificial, patient, enduring, faithful, and courageous. But, what I love most about how her character is written is that she is so entirely... Continue Reading →

True Heroism: Mal in Firefly

I’m not really a fan of heroism. Most guys seem to think of themselves as heroes. That’s a grand, sweeping statement, and a generalization, I get that. All I can do is tell you what I see. What I see is, plenty of guys who think they’re good people blast around like they’re doctors on... Continue Reading →

Hercules: The Nature of a Hero

What makes someone a hero? Is it performing mighty deeds? Besting an enemy in battle? Defeating a villain? Rescuing someone from terrible danger? Protecting another person? Standing by your friends in a fight? Taking down a monster? Being superhuman? Is it also heroic to learn from your own mistakes? To admit you were wrong, and... Continue Reading →

Higher, Further, Faster: Captain Marvel

It’s no secret that I love strong female heroes. From Princess Leia to Wonder Woman and beyond, I’m a sucker for a woman who rolls up her sleeves, grabs the nearest weapon, and gives her enemies hell. Yes, I love strong female heroes. It baffles me when people demand I qualify that statement, or water... Continue Reading →

My Heroes

Hero. Such a loaded word. What is a hero? To me, a hero is someone who is larger than life, who stands up and does right no matter what, and who is a legend in his or her own life. When I was a little girl, my hero was my dad. When he died, my... Continue Reading →

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