Tag: #villains

The Villains You’ll Encounter

I’ve been in the presence of supervillains only a handful of times in my life. The latest was a few weeks ago when antivaxxers descended on a talk by a well-known pediatrician and vaccine developer. Their leader cannot be described in any other way than as being a supervillain. He’s good with words. He’s charming. And he certainly seems to…

Heroes and Villains and Everything In Between

People who don’t know any better like to put people into categories. Usually, the categories are binary, with only two options. Worse yet, the categories are on opposite ends of a spectrum. There are heroes and villains, and nothing in between. This is how I feel that the most outspoken anti-vaccine activists see people who support the proper (and necessary)…

On falling and getting up

I stayed up last night watching videos on YouTube of people flying hang gliders. I envied them as they soared through the air like birds. They seemed so happy and relaxed. Me? I probably would be a little apprehensive about hang gliding off a 1,000-foot cliff. But then I found videos of people learning how to hang glide, and I…