WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS!
Spider-man is 50 this year. It’s weird knowing he is just a few years older than me. He’s had such a huge impact on my life. He’s an American comic book institution right alongside Superman. But unlike Superman, when Spidey (as Peter Parker) pulled off his horn-rimmed [...]
As a parent, two stories I would like to tell better are the story of 9/11 and the story of Christmas. With the former, I’m still trying to get it “just right.” Both my children were born after 9/11 (my older one just nine months after). They are still so very young [...]
“Top of the World Ma! Top of the World!”
That’s what I hear in my head whenever someone mentions “Mother’s Day.” James Cagney standing tall atop that fiery oil tank — White Heat – Triumphant despite the facts – Boom!
The other thing that comes to mind is that “Mother’s [...]
Two of my favorite holiday movies are Miracle on 34th Street and Bass and Rankin’s The Year Without a Santa Claus because they address questions of belief and faith. Not the religious interpretations of the words but the parental version: What we tell our children they are too [...]