Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – A New Kind of Fable

Hi fellow Marvel nerds! I have some thoughts on the MCU's latest addition, and I'd like to share them. Spoilers ahead, as I have many small details and connections to analyze This latest addition to the MCU follows Shang, a Chinese-American 28-year-old, living in post-Endgame San Francisco and working as a valet. When his estranged … Continue reading Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – A New Kind of Fable

A River Runs Through It – A Beautiful Mess

Hi! This review is a homework assignment, so that explains the added length and detail—shoutout to Mr. Becknell for introducing me to this tragic, profound, mysterious story. Robert Redford adapted this movie from a short memoir, so this is another combination review. Robert Redford directed the 1992 film adaptation, starring Craig Sheffer as Norman and … Continue reading A River Runs Through It – A Beautiful Mess

Easy Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Hello and welcome back to the blog. This recipe is an AMAZING dessert, Whole30 friendly, and takes literally five minutes to prepare. This is the perfect savory sweet treat for the health-conscious. Ingredients: One whole avocadoChocolate protein powder (mine used one scoop per serving)1-2 tablespoons maple syrupAbout 1 tablespoon milk (for thinning Delicious chocolate goodness … Continue reading Easy Healthy Chocolate Pudding

The Hero’s Journey: Trauma and Catharsis in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Marvel Studios is known for their action-packed blockbuster films starring classic heroes like Iron Man and Captain America. But they’ve taken a more nuanced approach to their first Disney+ shows. In the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier explores PTSD and trauma recovery, in a world eerily parallel … Continue reading The Hero’s Journey: Trauma and Catharsis in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier