Monthly Archives: November 2012

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Check out my new post about the meanings and lessons of Spider-Man to welcome the release of The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) on DVD and Blu-Ray.  At PopMythology.com.  Advertisements

Real Super Powers

This is a short excerpt from a new post on my new blog, Pop Mythology.

People are always looking for shortcuts in life.  We want the cheat codes in which wealth, status, health and love will all magically fall into our laps.  Things like Get Rich Quick programs, Speed Seduction programs and 30-Day Body Transformation programs all fall under this rubric.

With no intention to offend anyone’s belief system, I believe that the whole “Create Your Own Reality” New Age movement, for instance (as exemplified by the bestselling book “The Secret,” which, to be fair, I’ve read), is a good example of this tendency.

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My new blog, PopMythology.com

Dear readers:

In a desire to collect accumulate a body of writings with a more focused theme, and to explore that theme deeper, I have started a new blog, popmythology.com.

PopMythology.com will explore and discuss the perennial themes and ilfe lessons from works of contemporary pop culture via movies, graphic novels and even video games that recycle and repackage the great myths and legends from across time and space.  Moreover, it will suggest ways to implement these lessons in our own daily lives for that was always the true, hidden purpose of ancient myth.

You can read a little more on the “About” page.

The newest post for this new blog discusses some of the meanings and lessons behind the comic book character Captain America. 

The Dancing Paladin will still be my place for writing of a broader nature, with a greater variety of topics and themes.

Many thanks to all for the continued interest and support.

http://www.popmythology.com

If you love comic books & pop culture, PopMythology.com may interest you. (image: Marvel Studios)

To Eden With Grace

There is a great disconnect that exists between people of modern societies, particularly city-dwellers, and their food.  We are a supermarket generation.  We know little of where our food comes from or how it’s grown, made, raised or killed nor what is involved in any of these processes.

This disconnect isn’t just a minor, unfortunate consequence of modern life and its many conveniences.  It’s one of the genuinely tragic prices we’ve paid for those conveniences because a natural result of not knowing where our food comes from is a lack of appreciation for it – for the food itself and the earth that produces it as well as the industries and the people who cultivate it.

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