Spider-Man: Miles Morales

“Wow, a mainstream super hero who looks like me.” That was my first thought when starting the video game “Spider-Man: Miles Morales”. Miles hails form the Bronx but in this story is coping with a move to Harlem after the death of his father. We find him still learning the way of the web from…

Not in Control

Do you find yourself, or have you ever found yourself, feeling incredibly disconnected and out of control with what’s going on around you that you think, “What am I even doing here?” 2020 has been many things, but forgiving isn’t one of them. With every new month/week/day/hour, something happens to shake up our sense of…

World of Podcasts: “New Age Renaissance”

In the podcast “New Age Renaissance” you’ll find: poetry, short story originals and some music compositions. It’s kind of intended to be, “a little bit of everything”. Most of the talks and stories are based around some form of informal philosophy. The overall, continued theme, is unity through diversity. Although the podcast sits at only…

Are We All A**Holes?

You know what sucks? A few days ago I was hit with the idea that, to someone somewhere, I’m the bad guy. Somebody has, or will, see me as a negative force in their life. No matter what I try to do or say, I will be the antagonist to their hero journey. Admittedly, that…

“Rialto” Movie Review

I had the pleasure of interviewing the director of “Rialto”, Peter Mackie Burns, after watching the film. Before I share his answers to questions and insights from our chat, I’ll share with you a bit about the movie and how its unexpected journey of responsibility resonates from start to finish. (Free of spoilers, of course)….

Morality

Morality: principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. (Webster’s Dictionary). (Or: normatively to refer to a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational people. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). The definition of morality as a whole is important, but words that stick out…

Disappointment and Regret

To be honest, it’s hard not to feel as though disappointment and regret are one-in the same. Beginning to write this, I’m still not entirely sure I know where I’m going with this piece. In the end it might only be filled with disappointment and regret, and still somehow I think that’s the point. Disappointment…

Gray Beauty

It’s easy to feel inspired by color, it’s easy to feel some sense of emotion brought on by vibrancy. Most of the time in life, we tend to see things as one way or the other: black and white, good and bad, law and order. We learn early that there aren’t really shades to living….

The Sports World Has Shut Down. Again

On March 11 earlier this year, the NBA suspended the season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. Soon after, the NHL suspended its season, the NCAA March Madness tournament never happened, and nearly the entire international sports world slowed to a halt, all due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, on…

Washington Football Team Makes Historic Hire

It is no secret that the Washington Football Team has understandably faced their fair share of media scrutiny throughout this year; the team finally decided to separate themselves from their old Redskins team name only after large corporations, like Fedex, Nike and PepsiCo threatened to pull their sponsorships, owner Dan Snyder couldn’t come up with…

The Paradox of Experience: You’re Cancelled Bro!

When in real life we run into a Baron Geddon, we are no longer armed with any sense of experience to guide our current and present moment, because we canceled anyone able to inform us of the wisdom they have curated. We robbed ourselves the ability to grow better and stronger, and by that, we become tyrannical dictators of thought crimes. I mean, is it really a stretch to say that any wrong mistake will get you canceled will then lead to any wrong thought will also?

My Angel’s Soul, How Animals Help Young Children Learn Kindness

The only animal that has a soul is a human…or so I thought.  As a child I saw other animals to be insignificant to the world. Their intelligence could not compare to that of an average human being. They were merely creatures that provided humans with food, sustenance, protection, and experimental research. I always wondered…