super powers

How many people still wear the masks they put on in childhood, believing these masks will keep them safe from harm? I wore so many, for so long, that I almost believed that I was not wearing one at all; such was my self-deception.
An ancient astrologer taught: "As Above So Below," meaning that the motion of the stars, planets, Sun, and Moon above have influences and consequences on life below on earth.
Today I had a very hard realization. My mommy super powers, the tools I have used to banish monsters under the bed, thwart toddlers before they painted their whole rooms with diaper cream, or prevent a child's head from being used as a torpedo, are becoming much less powerful now that my kids are 16, 13, and 10.
A boy who was electrocuted claims he is now a human magnet with powers similar to X-Men villain Magneto.
If there's one thing I've learned over the years, it is that you will only win the battle when your employees want you to. You do this through unpretentious influence -- not by the perceived power you wield in your position.
When I was in the second grade I had one burning desire: I wanted a super power. I was 6 and I really, REALLY needed a super power.
You can't just wave your hand and be the top dog (unless you can, and we'll get to that in a minute). You've got to hit all the right (wrong) notes with your name, your costume, the location of your hideout, and maybe most importantly of all, your superpowers, if you choose to have them.
With "The Avengers" hitting theaters this weekend, superheroes are on everyone's mind. But not all superheroes are as cool
With "The Avengers" hitting theaters this weekend, superheroes are on everyone's mind. But not all superheroes are as cool
Finally, an honest costumed crime fighter film. None of that smarmy "hey aren't we smarter than the fans" shit or this "Above it all NYTimes crit stuff" -- this is a comic book fan's movie, one for those who used to draw their own stories in grade school.