Thanks. Giving.

THANKS. GIVING. At first he was stunned when I stopped in the right traffic lane and asked if he needed a sleeping bag. As I pulled the new red sleeping bag out and a few dollars since I didn't have a bus pass, he got really happy. As for the people in the one car behind me that refused to pass: not so much. The driver must have honked like 10 times. If this would be you, trust me: I'm not worth even one honk. Save your noise. I'm not moving. Perhaps the driver thought I'm ... Read More

SUIT-UP Recap

By Vital Germaine This was my first Hero School Suit-Up event... and I did not know what to expect, despite the pre-event buzz and anticipation. It turned out to be equally successfully and inspiring. THE EVENT The Hero School Suit-Up event was held at the Palms Hotel on Saturday November 9th, 2013. I hope you didn't miss it! It was an evening to remember with so many heroes and supporters and graduates sharing food, stories and joy in the most amazing venue. Still, I must admit I ... Read More

BLOG: Gigging It

I Know What You Did Last Summer by Tiger Todd "Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of." ~ Charles Richards Refreshing Jackson Lake - Teton National Park, Wyoming. During my recent road trip to Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, I had a rather enlightening conversation with the night manager at my hotel in Jackson. It was 5 in the morning and as I prepared a green tea from the service cart in the lobby, I asked if the manager wanted me ... Read More

BLOG: Green Lantern

The Green Lantern: Courage and Honest Comic Column: Courage and Honesty by Bryan Stroud “The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” - Sven Goran Eriksson Showcase Comics No. 22, Oct. 1959.  “S.O.S. Green Lantern,” by John Broome, penciled by Gil Kane and inked by Joe Giella. My favorite era in comic books, the fabled Silver Age, began in 1956 when it was decided to resurrect the super hero genre after a forced absence of some years. The creative geniuses at DC ... Read More

Cultural Heroes

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller (June 9, 1877 – March 18, 1968) was an African-American artist, notable as the first to make art celebrating Afrocentric themes. A multi-talented artist who created poetry and paintings, she is mainly known as a sculptor who explored her African-American roots. Fuller created emotion-packed work with strong social commentary, and became a forerunner of the Black Renaissance, a movement promoting African-American art. Between 1914 and 1921, Fuller's work reflected ... Read More

Introducing the Events Assistant Intern!

Deep in the dry, money-sucking city the world calls “Las Vegas,” there lived, well she is still living, a girl. This dark-haired girl tries to be one of the nicest people, and finds that the greatest beauty of the world is life itself. She enjoys talking in third-person because story telling is one of the best ways to climb aboard Aladdin’s flying carpet to another almost-perfect, universe where the friendly citizens don’t have to worry about their calorie intake or how people will perceive ... Read More

Hero in You

Introducing the new social media intern, Stephanie Santana-- I never really thought about who my favorite super hero is. I have a lot in mind, but not really a specific one. I mean, all of them are just great with their own special power. That’s how I see the world and its people. Everyone’s a hero in their own way. Their super powers can change the world big time. Almost 2 years ago my family and I went here to the states. For the past 17 years of my life, I spent it in the Philippines. So ... Read More

The Hero Goes to College

Photo by: Shaylor As if college wasn’t tough enough. You’re living on your own for the first time: doing your own laundry, preparing your own meals (or running up the tab at your local pizza place), and trying to balance classes, labs, work, and commitments to family and friends. Oh, and a social life. That’s important, too. On top of all of that, you’re trying to figure out who you are. Your identity. Although this may sound a little bit like Peter Parker in the movie Spider-Man 2 (2004), ... Read More

Remembering the Unity

Where were you when everything changed? It may be difficult to believe that it has been nearly ten years since the life-changing events of September 11, 2001. Still, there is not an American today who witnessed the horror and heroism of that day who doesn't remember exactly what they were doing. From the West Coast, the television images were impossible to believe, surreal. So was the lack of air traffic for the next week. As the prayers went up, many waited with hope to hear of survivors in ... Read More

Is Your Lack of Confidence Holding You Back? (&3 Things You Need to Be Doing to Get Over It)

There are so many things in this world that could be holding you back.  There’s your fear of failure, your fear of the unknown, and the worst of all, the fear that you’re incapable of the task at hand. Confidence, in yourself, will set you a part from all of the rest when heroic moments arise. But, how can you develop confidence so that you’re prepared for that moment? 1. Practice Whatever skill you have, whatever job position you hold, whatever role you play, become the expert at it. ... Read More

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