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Applied Geekism

News & articles about pop culture as a tool for positive change, both personal and social.

Becoming a Man (or Woman) of Steel


Being a true Man or Woman of Steel has little to do with physical or political might and everything to do with mental, emotional and spiritual strength, and this strength, moreover, isn't about aggression, ruthlessness or machismo but the transformation of our weakness and vulnerability into virtue.

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This little light | a spoken word piece

Silver Surfer

I recently attended a spoken word performance by my friend and Pop Mythology contributor Jess Kroll. I loved his piece, "This Little Light," so much, and thought that it resonated with the themes of this site so well, that I asked him to post it here.

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