Marvel’s CNN

Dear Marvel: you’re getting closer and closer to worldwide media domination. Your next step, should you choose to accept it: your own 24 hour news network.

What news anchor could top Beast, hanging from the ceiling? Who else could better read the minds of the world than Professor X? Tony Stark could have his own segments, weaving real current science and technology with aspirational advancements from his secret, private labs.

I’m even not opposed to having real news spun in with whatever else might be happening in your alternate timelines. Tell us about the struggles of mutants, and tie that in with the real struggle of minorities in our world. Even straight fiction could be more real than a certain percentage of what we get now anyway.

I know, it’ll take some time and effort to put it all together. Think about it, though. Now that we’re losing The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, I need something else for my daily fix.


Lately, meditation has been about not plugging in my headphones when I’m walking. It’s casually looking at silence, or the sounds actually around me, and having that be enough. It’s slowing down, not needing to fill every nook and cranny. Life is OK, played at a more patient speed.

On the other end, I’m trying to get my heart rate up and high a bit more often, too. I’ve had a good exercise routine for the past few years, though I grew averse to huffing and puffing and moving about quickly. My calves need some serious work, but already it seems to be working.