In college I thought about becoming the first non-superhero to save the world. I got my BA in International Development and even lived and worked in a developing foreign country. While there I discovered I liked toilets and refrigerated food far more than I'd previously realized. I also really liked this guy... twelve years later I still do. And he really loves the good old US of A.
After a little rearranging of my life goals I set out to reform the villains of the world as a teacher for the California Department of Corrections. I found joy in helping those "villains" realize they were really potential superheroes on the wrong path. Then my own little superhero came along. And to be honest, all I wanted to do was help him learn to save his own little world. Best decision ever. Almost seven years later he saves my world everyday. He's still my daily focus, but I have a new goal as I think about his progression and have more free time during the day. It's to save teenagers from inane entertainment. There are many amazing writers already working hard on this. I only hope to humbly join their ranks one day.