Browsing All posts tagged under »Superman«

Now, and Then

August 5, 2011

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When I was a young boy, I wanted to travel back in time. People in comic books did it with no more effort than it took me to walk to the candy store for a box of Milk Duds. Time travel seemed like it would be fun, and the possibility of doing so was never […]

Role Models (Part 3)

March 27, 2011

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This is secret stuff I’m going to tell you now, things I’ve never admitted to anyone. Not that there’s anything lurid here. Actually, I tried to think of some lurid memories, but I was only ten years old. The best I could come up with was my habit of going into the coat closet, closing […]

Role Models (Part 2)

March 20, 2011

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I used to tie a bath towel around my neck and pretend to be Superman. I would climb onto the kitchen table and jump, then run around on the floor with outstretched arms, flying off to save the world. We didn’t have a movie camera, so I’m left with only dim memories of how ridiculous […]