The Men Who Made Me

Teachers and friends, writers and bosses, lovers and heroes –I lovingly remember and honor the gifts you shared.

If a Father Isn’t a Role Model to His Son, Who Is?

A son who cannot emulate the man who was his dad asks searing questions.

Dad’s Hot Topic: On Hayden Panettiere and Postpartum Depression – Shhh! Say Nothing!

In a world where controversial ‘Hot Topics’ are abuzz, Brian Gawlak finds the teachable moments in trending issues.

Man and Machine: A Story of Progress

When our children’s children look back through the pages of history decades from now, it won’t read ‘Man vs. Machine’. This story of willpower is a prime example of why.

David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, and the Importance of Personal Heroes

What Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional monologue about David Letterman tells us about the importance of personal heroes.

Hidden Heroes: How a Call to Pizza Hut Saved a Life

This PSA about domestic violence may look like a prank call, but it’s the reason Cheryl Treadway is alive today.

The Quiet but True Heroism of a Strong Role Model That Is You

Superheroes are iconic. But there’s another kind of heroism that’s far less talked about.

Honoring the Hero Within Yourself

Heroes are quite important for people to see and hear. Sometimes, though, the hero bubble gets burst and their humanity appears.

Dinner with a Dude?

You’ve been given the chance to make dinner for a hero. Who’s it going to be?

The Hero’s Journey vs. The Heroine’s Journey: Rewriting Privilege

Nicole Franklin speaks to an illustrator in the comic book genre who believes the true hero’s journey does not discriminate.

What I Want My Kids to Know About 9/11

This week, many parents wondered what to tell their children about the commemorations of the attacks on the World Trade Center of September 11, 2001. One blogger wrote down some pretty compelling talking points.

Why Do Superheroes Need Alter Egos?

On the occasion of Batman’s 75th birthday, Thomas Fiffer explores the duality that defines superheroes.

Pick Up Your Free Copy of ‘Brothers Forever’

If you aren’t moved by the story of fallen friends and comrades Travis Manion and Brendan Looney you’re a much harder nut to crack than I am.

Are there Superheroes Among Us?

Patrick Hill found his calling as a firefighter, and honors the memory of those who lost their lives in service.

Heroes All Around Us: Bus Driver Saves Toddler Walking In the Middle of a Busy Street

Three cheers for Mr. Clark, not just for going out of his way to save the life of a little boy, but for doing it with a love and compassion few of us will forget.

Man Catches Baby Falling From Apartment Window (video)

Not only is Mr. Li a hero, but he wasn’t even thinking about being heroic, just that he was afraid he wouldn’t be able to catch the baby, who was teetering on the edge of a window sill.