Immortal Heroes

Immortal heroes live in the pages of great stories. In comics, even superheroes die. However, they can live on forever in the imagination of readers. Consequently, it’s a moment when mortality becomes immortality. A Hero’s Origin To begin with, Zaadii Tso was a very young superhero. His first cape was from …

Stories From The Pitch Premieres

Stories From The Pitch is a podcast on Elevation 5280 Sports. It’s a podcast about the sport of soccer in the United States and football around the world. In the U.S., soccer is played on a field. In places like England, football is played on the pitch. Elevating Soccer Stories …

Mother’s Day All Year

values my mother taught me This is the first in a series about the lessons my mother taught me through example. Mother’s Day felt like a good day to publish it. But then I felt that celebrating it a few days later made more sense. You could say that I …

100 Types of Stories

Types of stories are like ideas. The only limit is our imagination. It only takes one new idea to rewrite the realm of possibility. My writing teacher once said, “There are only two stories. A stranger comes to town and a man goes on a trip.” Leo Tolstoy is credited …

Jerry and Tina

Our First Fifty Years If you want to know the story of Jerry and Tina Lowden. You have to start at the beginning, when Jerry Lowden was born at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley. CA. He was raised in Oakland, and then moved to Walnut Creek in late 1963. Meanwhile, …