Remembering What’s Important – Thanks Adrian

Sometimes people need a good kick to the pants to keep them going.

And whenever I need a good, swift kick to the pants—which happens more often than I care to admit—I read the obituaries.

Local, national, foreign; it’s doesn’t matter, I read them all. Obituaries keep me focused on my goals because they remind me I don’t have time to mess around. And sometimes, they serve as life lessons.

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It’s On Me

with a thud,
the sun wakes.
flames flash,
yet broca over-powered
by a child’s
interpretation.

flimsy gossamer
shaken loose.
discarded counsel,
bolt on the floor.

Avengers Endgame – A Pulp Nation Review
Avengers Endgame Cast Poster

What did the Nation think of Avengers: Endgame?

“Pitch perfect.”

“The build-up was so worth it!”

“I hope there’s a director’s cut with even more footage!”

“I managed the full three hours with a large drink.”

Friends, that’s just a small smattering of the many quick takes from Pulp Nation.

Living Up to the Hype
For over 11 years and 21 films, fans worldwide have been immersed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

And with good reason.

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Rodney Robinson – Everyday Heroes
2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson
2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson. Image from Yasmine Jumaa of WCVE News.

Rodney Robinson is the 2019 National Teacher of the Year as voted by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Robinson, a civics teacher who works with incarcerated youth at the Virgie Binford Education Center in Richmond, Virginia, simply wants to honour his mother.

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Seven Years

the mirror casts a reflection
of a stranger.
the stranger smirks
snidely.

throwing his head back to laugh,
skin marked with faded scars.
faded scars from a previous life,
a life of battle.

the stranger disappears and
panic remains.
this reflection bears no scars,
nor is it bruised or battle-worn.

though worn down, the reflection,
has hardly been challenged.
not for sake of being intimidating,
but for avoiding conflict.

Midnight tolls
steadfast oak