Heroines, bullies, and Batgirl’s final bow as a hero.

As I noted earlier in the week on various social media,  Batgirl, whose face graces my "Heroes, Villains, and Fools" home page, has died.  Ms Craig was a heroine to the kids of prior generations who were unused to superheroes at every turn. Superheroes could mainly be found in comic books. Among other villains, Craig fought bullies.Craig was trained as a dancer, which helped her perform her own stunts as Batgirl in the iconic 1960s TV series "Batman." Craig died at her home in Pacific Palisades, … [Read more...]

Duck Dynasty’s Mia—born with bilateral cleft lip & palate.

Mia's cleft lip and how her parents coped.   As noted earlier this week, I'm passing on some details now about Small Mia, as opposed to Tiny Mia and Big Mia. Since it's instructive to those new to cleft lips and palates---especially parents of cleft-afflicted babies--I'll highlight how Mia and her parents handled the initial news about her clefts and reacted to her early surgeries. Mia's parents, Jase and Missy Robertson of the hit show Duck Dynasty’s, had to oversee the closure of … [Read more...]