Sunday, September 23, 2018

8 results for 'heroes'

A Salute to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

By melanie jean juneau, published on May 23, 2013

...The main character embodied courage, goodness, resolve and dedication, just the qualities to inspire one of my little boys for about 4-5 years of his life from two and a half till seven-years old.

This was not some passing fancy, no this was an out-right obsession with not one but three heroes, the Canadian Mounted Police, Zorro and Batman. Daniel saluted all three with his self-styled uniform of a brown felt hat and black barn boots, a cape and a Batman sweatshirt. This costume was his daily attire for years. He had to wear it. not only that, he was in character for most of the... (more)

Tags: batman, heroes, pretend, dress-up, little boys, royal canadian mounted police, zorro

The Gift of Selflessness

By Randy Mitchell, published on Apr 15, 2013

I recently read a news article about a young man working at a Seattle Walmart, an immigrant from Ghana, who voluntarily returned an envelope containing $20,000 in cash to an elderly couple while helping to carry shopping bags to their car. Apparently, the envelope with the money fell out of a purse. He noticed it, quickly ran after the owners, and returned the funds while refusing to take a finders fee. And as it turned out, the money was to be used for purchasing a home the couple had been saving for. He later received an accommodation for the good deed, and is now being rewarded... (more)

Tags: heroes, kindness, randy mitchell, inspirational people, sleflessness, pope francis, acts of kindness, acts of selflessness, modern inspiration

Paul Rodriguez III, aka P-Rod, a Child’s Skateboarding Hero

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 29, 2013

...actually never done before (though he neglected to tell them this), he nailed it like a pro!

Jordan and Elijah practice skateboarding almost every single day. And they head out to Cunningham Park at least a couple of days a week, spending a good 2-3 hours at a time under the watchful eyes of their mother and father. And, while practicing at Lake Cunningham Park, they have been thrilled to meet other skateboarding greats: Steve Caballero, Tony Hawk, and Evelyn Abad. These people, too, are their role models and heroes.

We dream a life to be; we live to dream that life! (vka)


Tags: celebrity, heroes, paul rodriguez, p-rod, skateboarding, children's heroes

I'm Batman Foevaaa

By melanie jean juneau, published on Sep 26, 2012

...of two batman sweatshirts every morning. Anthony needed to wear his batman sweatshirt, so I just acquiesced and washed one every night. By four-years old, he had added a black cape, felt fedora hat and black barn boots to his daily uniform. This outfit was my little guy’s salute to his three heroes- Batman, Zorro and the Canadian Mounted Police.

Anthony tried to imitate Batman’s ability to fly. I caught him just in time when he was three, as he slung a leg over the banister, so he could sweep down and save a hapless victim of crime. After that incident, I convinced him to jump... (more)

Tags: heroes, imagination, pretend, humourous, dress-up


By Humble Opinion, published on May 27, 2012

On Memorial Day, the President has asked all Americans to take a moment of silence at 12:01 p.m. and remember our fallen heroes who died while protecting our nation.

If you find yourself at a loss as to whom you should be saying a silent prayer for, perhaps the list below will give you some ideas.

REMEMBER Casmir Pulaski, a Polish immigrant who came to the New World in 1771 at the behest of Benjamin Franklin. Pulaski was a renowned cavalryman who fought against the Russians in his home country before coming to America to offer his services in the cause of freedom.

In 1777,... (more)

Tags: politics, death, america, war, soldiers, heroes, memorial day, remembrance, sacrifice

The Making Of A Hero

By Randy Mitchell, published on Nov 16, 2011

When you think about your personal heroes, what names come to mind: a parent, sibling, action figure, military veteran, or stranger you witness saving a life? Maybe it’s the elderly lady selflessly serving free Thanksgiving meals inside the homeless shelter, an ER Doctor working exhaustively for three days straight, or just someone that reaches out their car window at an intersection handing over a dollar bill to a stranger in need. No matter who they are, we all want, and wish for someone who’s larger than life.

Heroes come in many shapes, forms and patterns, and they don’t always... (more)

Tags: friendship, heroes, randy mitchell, military heroes, humble heroes, loyalty, navy seals

The Power of Depress

By alan handwerger, published on Apr 23, 2010

Before I go to all the bother of standing up, I have first to ask myself – why? What could possibly await an erect me that would be worth the considerable effort I will need to expend in order to raise myself from the relative comfort of these, my pillows? Nothing comes to mind. I’ll stay put.

Uh-oh. Here she comes: Captain Lorrie of the energy police. “Are you just going to lie there all day?”

“I’ve been giving that a good deal of thought… I think so.”

“Wallowing in your misery.”


“Well, suit yourself. I’m going out. I’ll be back in a couple of hours.”

... (more)

Tags: baseball, humor, depression, writing, heroes, little league, new angles

We Can Write Heroes

By Gurmeet Mattu, published on Dec 29, 2009

...the novel is put down.

They must have qualities which raise them above the mundane, skills and abilities which ensure that their actions are not only heroic but memorably so. Characters such as these are surely easy to write but, in fact, are incredibly hard. mThe truth is that our epic heroes must be rooted in humanity, otherwise the reader not only dislikes them but may end up hating them. Not a good position for a protagonist. So, which vulnerabilities can we give our superman (or woman)?

TV detectives of the 70s revelled in this. One has only to remember Ironside in his... (more)

Tags: writing, heroes, protagonists

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