Heroes: Groot~I Am

4208775-grootIn 2014, an unlikeliest hero was brought to the screen. Though this character has been around since November 1960, when he first appeared in Marvel’s Tales to Astonish issue #13, he has found an increase in notoriety because of both good marketing and his cuteness factor, which has been recently previewed in the second trailer of the new edition of Guardians of the Galaxy. This hero being the tree creature–Groot.

As Groot’s best friend, Rocket [the raccoon], makes clear to Star-Lord, that at first listen, Groot’s vocabulary might not sound so intelligent,”Well he don’t know talkin’ good like me and you, so his vocabulistics is limited to ‘I’ and ‘am’ and ‘Groot,’ exclusively in that order.” Yet, what if this is not the whole story? Continue reading

Santa?!?

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Merry Christmas!

Once again, it’s that time of year! Nativity scenes decorate towns as Christmas trees are erected in living rooms. Stockings are hung, The Grinch is read to circles of children, and hot chocolate brews. And malls who have been dressed for Christmas since Halloween flood the media with sales. And lure customers with a man dressed in red, who promises children he’ll grant their very wishes.

A tradition which has been a part of this season for centuries, is the jolly man known as Santa Claus. Either myth or real–a subject that can become quite a violent debate during this time–either real or myth, this man has played a major role in celebrating this holiday.

In honor of Santa, mostly because I have very little time to erase my name from the Naughty List, here is a short list of facts about this man, with “a little round belly, that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.” Continue reading

Like Tyger Stripes, it can’t be Stopped

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Tyger Tyger, burning bright,

It’s hard to believe, that this little cub in the photo above, could one day grow into a cat like this one in the photo below:

sumatran-tiger-male-portrait-webA cute, petite kitten–into a majestic, beautiful cat–yet dangerous and frightening all the same. Of course, those of whom have raised kittens and cats probably already know this concept.

Things change. Believe it or not, today is not the same as yesterday. Boys become different as they transform into men. Girls are not the same as women. Tadpoles have the potential to grow legs as caterpillars have the chance to gain wings. Continue reading