Do We Really Need an IDEAL?

I’m reading a fantasy, sci-fi novel titled Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. In it a band of heroes is fighting to dethrone the evil ruler of Newcago who has the power to turn inanimate objects into steel. He’s also almost impossible to kill. Megan, a member of the band, objects to destroying Steelheart because life is betterContinue reading “Do We Really Need an IDEAL?”

Girl Power Lessons from a Female Sharpshooter

First, I want to emphasize that the principles of Girl Power apply to everyone, not just girls. Second, I’m going to introduce you to my childhood hero, Annie Oakley. In my mind, Annie epitomizes Girl Power.  In the above quote, she points out that only with practice and patience will you hit the high markContinue reading “Girl Power Lessons from a Female Sharpshooter”

My Kingdom for a Genie in a Bottle!

Most Americans are familiar with the 1960s TV show “I Dream of Jeannie.” Jeannie could grant wishes, make items or people appear or disappear, and, in general, alter circumstances when needed. Jeannie had a good heart and used her magic to help make things better. Invariably something would go wrong and Jeannie, with help from TonyContinue reading “My Kingdom for a Genie in a Bottle!”