With Great Power, Comes Great Empathy

November 23rd, 2019 Kid at the party tonight: “Hey, um, Spider-Man. I have a question for you. Can I ask you something?” Me: “Anything. What’s up, buddy?” Kid: “I was playing your game at home and I was wondering… What happened to your parents?” Me: “Oh. Hm… my parents were in a plane crash whenContinue reading “With Great Power, Comes Great Empathy”

Letting Go

November 19th, 2019 Last week, I was feeling down. One chilly afternoon I was listening to some of my friends speak from the heart, and one of them said something that somehow explained and helped me understand it. He said, “Now when I get up in the morning, I just have to remind myself andContinue reading “Letting Go”

Save Me

October 21st, 2019 You can’t save everyone. And, some days, it feels like you can’t save anyone. When you make it to the other side of certain hardships or experiences, you find yourself wanting to share how you did it in the hopes that you can help another human. That maybe you can prevent aContinue reading “Save Me”

Summertime Sadness

September 1st, 2019 Bye, summer. To say you’re my least favorite season isn’t an insult. It’s just that I love the other seasons that much more, and the other seasons, for me, don’t have the inherent sadness that you do. See, as soon as you begin, Summer, I start to think about when you’re goingContinue reading “Summertime Sadness”

Pizza Party

May 22nd, 2019 We made someone their last pizza today. If you’re an average, healthy 25-year-old human being, you have approximately 2,120 pizzas ahead of you. That number isn’t insignificant, but it also isn’t that many. You might have a little less, and you won’t likely have more. This isn’t meant to alarm you. ButContinue reading “Pizza Party”

I Love That You Love It

April 30th, 2019 An open letter to those of you who don’t “get” superhero films (or comics or just like to poo poo all over things that other people love): Marvel just released a film that is essentially about grief and the act of moving on, and it made $1.2 billion its opening weekend. IfContinue reading “I Love That You Love It”

What Doesn’t Kill You

March 7th, 2019 Why is “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” such a commonly used phrase? I know some of the greats use it (I’m looking at you, Kelly Clarkson), but it is inherently false. What doesn’t kill you rarely makes you stronger. What doesn’t kill you can harm you, hurt you, cut you,Continue reading “What Doesn’t Kill You”

Stan Lee

November 12th, 2018 With great power comes great responsibility. I’m feeling a lot of feelings right now. Some of them okay, some of them fine and some of them the downright worst. It may sound absurd and naive, but I came to the internet to find solace. To find intimate words and feelings and thoughtsContinue reading “Stan Lee”