Crisis of Faith! (or Have yourself a geeky little Advent)

My faith and geek lives are converging. Small wonder, since the same well waters both: imagination. After all, what is a geek but someone who enjoys imagined worlds as much as the real one? And what is the life of faith, other than enjoying a real world that comes from a bigger imagination than my own? I know that’s perilously […]

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(Anti-) Social Media and the (Post-) Parental Blogger

Traditionally, the role of the secret identity in the super-hero trope is anonymity for the protection of loved ones. But when that hero, like Clark Kent, is also a writer, it has added significance in terms of personal fulfillment and professional ethics: the secret identity is what lets him be published on the merits of his work and not his social influence.

I think mom- and dad-bloggers alike have something to learn from this example.

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Red|Blue

Is there something in the combination of blue and red that predates Superman and in fact contributed to his visual resonance in 20th Century pop culture?

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