New Podcast – My World Cup Saturday: 4 Inspirational Games, 3 Stunning Wins, 2 Shocking Missed Penalty Kicks, and 1 Unexpected Draw all rolled into 10 Hours of Soccer Glory

Summary World Cup Russia 2018 was in full swing starting at 3 a.m. Pacific Time here in California.

Gorgeous Photos and Final Travel notes from St. Francis, Assisi, the Coliseum, Forum, and the Vatican

By Seth Singleton Wrapping up travel notes We've been home for a month now and despite my best efforts, there is no more time to write about our trip to Italy. Instead, these are my notes and reflections of our remaining days in Assisi and Rome in Italy. Florence to Assisi We boarded a train … Continue reading Gorgeous Photos and Final Travel notes from St. Francis, Assisi, the Coliseum, Forum, and the Vatican

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The Academíe was the school where student artists studied masterworks of history like the plaster molds of statues by Bartolini and Pampolini, and legendary musical instruments by Stradivari and Cristofari found sanctuary

This is a series of posts following my wife and me on a tour of Italy.   By Seth Singleton Why the Academie? We had already seen the statue of David. It was gorgeous and stunning. Our guide Sylvie had explained that David had been viewed in a public square for decades. That love had … Continue reading The Academíe was the school where student artists studied masterworks of history like the plaster molds of statues by Bartolini and Pampolini, and legendary musical instruments by Stradivari and Cristofari found sanctuary

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Finding David in the crowded Galleria della’Academíe di Firenze feels like the Prisoners carved by Michelangelo are breaking away from the stone to reach him

By Seth Singleton This is a series of posts following my wife and me on a tour of Italy. Our touchdown in Rome and immediate transfer to Florence by train allowed us to cross the Il Duomo off our list early.  On Day 3 we seek the statue of David. Our story opens with jet lag, naps, … Continue reading Finding David in the crowded Galleria della’Academíe di Firenze feels like the Prisoners carved by Michelangelo are breaking away from the stone to reach him

Buongiorno Gíacomo! How do you get to the top of the Il Duomo? Hint: There is no elevator

By Seth Singleton This is a series of posts following my wife and me on a tour of Italy. Day 2 continues our stay in Florence, Italy. Next up, the top of the Il Duomo  Italy 2nd day. “One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.” ― Robert A. … Continue reading Buongiorno Gíacomo! How do you get to the top of the Il Duomo? Hint: There is no elevator

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Facing a Hard Decision? This is Your Moment to be a Hero

Are heroes chosen? Or, do the choices made by ordinary people define a hero?

There is a recurring argument in storytelling.

One side claims that something or someone decides who becomes a hero.

The other side claims that a hero is an ordinary person who takes action, and chooses to be heroic.

Two writers are using a comic book character, and his universe, to further the argument that heroes are not chosen.