Category Archives: Invisible Fist

Taxonomy of Superhero Origin Stories

When my son was little, we once  discussed superhero-origin stories and of they all seemed to fit into a surprisingly few buckets. Years later (ie, a few weeks ago), I thought about this taxonomy again and came up with some … Continue reading

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Busch League

When I lived in Chicago, a couple of college friends used to come to town when the Cardinals were playing the Cubs because they had a friend who was a Cards relief pitcher. After one game in 1994, my friends … Continue reading

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“You’d Be Perfect For This Position”

In the go-go 1990s, when everybody was in a rush to do something ”internety,”  I got a call from a recruiter, who breathlessly starting describing  a position in the Chicago suburbs.  I told her I lived in the city,  was … Continue reading

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“That Stain Is On Our Soul”

As mentioned in the intro to this series, I woke up with a chip on my shoulder the morning following George Floyd’s death. I sat at my desk,  ready to pick a fight with Sanford, Florida, though I only lived … Continue reading

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