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Batman beginsBy Amanda Ponzar

I just finished watching Batman Begins last night. I love that movie. In fact, I love almost all super hero movies. (Plus Jane Austen.) As a young child, I watched the Supermanmovies with my dad. Plus Mighty Mouse cartoons Saturday morning and everything in between. My little brother used to wear his superman PJs and my mom's red scarf and lift our big, black garbage can over his head. And I had Supergirl underoos and little red rubber boots. No, I am NOT posting that photo!

Recently, super hero movies have made quite a come-back, with Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Hellboy, Hulk and many more -- wow, Marvel Comics & the rest going crazy. Again this summer, Green Lantern promises to deliver the action. (Check out the top 25 super hero films of all time.)

Red boots What's great about Batman is that he doesn't have superhuman powers, so I feel like I could do that.Okay, maybe not soaring over buildings fighting crime or firing shots from the bat-mobile, but at least being Rachel, the gutsy district attorney who helps Batman battle for justice in Gotham City.

It's important to believe that we can make a difference, not with a cape, but with our actions. As Rachel says to Bruce Wayne/Batman, "It's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you."

Superman So, DO something!

Work hard. Take good care of your family. Volunteer. Donate your used items to charity. Give as much as you can. Support your local church, homeless shelter and food pantry. Dial 2-1-1 to find ways to give back to your community. Blog about what you believe. Stand up for what's right, whether at home, the office or in your community. Believe me, you'll feel SUPER about it. Plus, with all the crap going on in the news, whether the U.S. $14 trillion debt ceiling, natural disasters, poverty or crime, we need all the help -- and hope -- we can get.


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Amanda P.

I've always wanted super powers too -- the power to heal others would be nice...


You are right. We all have the ability to be our best at home and in the office. It is a feeling of accomplishment by volunteering or doing something wonderful for those you love. Sometimes I wish I had superpowers though.

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