Heroes: The Flash~Fools–Warriors (Wally West)

“You play the fool, to hide a warrior’s pain.”—Orion

In Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, The Flash is a super fast hero who’s smart aleck, constantly flirts with women, makes unwitty comebacks, and is usually taken as an immature character, especially by members of the League who don’t know him, such as Orion. To him, The Flash appears dumb, childish. However, at the end of the episode Flash and Substance, Orion discovers a new perspective of Flash, “You play the fool, to hide a warrior’s pain.”

How many are there who are around us, do we think are dumb, immature, have low self-esteem, while in reality, they make themselves appear that way to hide their pain? What if they make fun of themselves to make others laugh, because the laughter of others makes them forget their own hurts? Continue reading

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Book Preview: Tales of the Soul: JOPLIN May 22

Here is an excerpt of my novel about the Joplin Tornado, which hopefully will be published soon.

Bedside Angel

Chapter 1

Patients and Patience

48 Hours

White. That was the color of the hospital walls in the room that I was working in. Pure, spotless white. Of course everything in a hospital is supposed to be spotless, clean to keep infection and disease from spreading. We do everything that is necessary to protect our patients here at Freeman, everything that we can to keep our patients comfortable and alive.

I guess this motto had already been brainwashed into me, even though I’m not technically a nurse yet, or it’s just part of my own philosophy. I’m still a busy college student, trying to balance school, work, and a much needed social life. I started interning at the hospital about a year ago.

My patient looked up at me, and gave me a wide, almost toothless smile. He was an elderly man, with a mohawk of skin separating two, white patches of hair. His hands were calloused from years of working in the fields, and they would twitch every minute or so, an early sign of Parkinson’s disease, which he was already being treated for. His name: Sam Scraper, which was written on the clipboard that I held in my hand. He was a kind soul, and one of my first patients that I was able to care for without constant supervision.

“Good evening Mr. Scraper. How are you feeling?” I asked him.

“Pretty good for an old man,” he answered.

I smiled. Continue reading

Life Lessons from Lord of the Rings

100_1103Frodo: “I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.”
Gandalf: “So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.”

Why is The Lord of the Rings, so remembered? Why has it left, such a lasting impact? Continue reading

The Crowder Sentry: Disney Land strikes back

217557_10201160006861455_644353831_nA long time ago in a galaxy not so far, far away . . .

There was a man by the name of George Lucas, who wanted to make his own films, and be free from the major film industries that were monopolizing Hollywood. And so he embarked on his quest and created Lucasfilm. But sadly, Lucas has become the very evil that he fought to resist. Like Darth Vader, he has turned to the Dark Side, by selling his company for $4 billion to one of the biggest major film corporations of our time—Disney. Continue reading

The Crowder Sentry: Hollywood rips-off movie goers

Hollywood Graphic 02You are in the middle of a scam. That’s right; Hollywood is taking advantage of your wallet with little effort, by using the burglary tools: remakes, sequels, prequels and 3D.

The 80’s have returned. What, we are in the 2000’s, how have the 80’s returned? With recycled movies such as: Transformers, Terminator Salvation, The A-Team, Predators, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Why have these movies resurfaced? Because Hollywood knows that they can make a quick buck from a generation remembering the “good old days,” and if they can snare another generation too, then they can make a bigger profit by just using an old idea. Continue reading

Life

100_1348This world is a funny place. It can be daisies and rainbows one minute—then thunder and lightning the next. There is so much to live for—so much to hate. There’s smiles and laughs—then there’s also pain and tears.

Life, it’s so confusing. We can plan for the future—but what we plan and what transpires are two completely different things. There are so many paths, so many twists and turns, but which ones should we take? Continue reading