Hope Is Necessary


A Super Photograph
by Kolin Toney, which can be found at Flickr.  

I wrote an article on Superman a while ago. I understand the existence of a Superman adds hope. The symbol stands for hope. I believe though the character should pass on for the sake of history.

A new Superman, offspring or some force should redirect the concept of Superman, drive the idea of hope and just what it means to be “Super” to another level and beyond Clark Kent.

Overall, the concept of hope is very important. What would be the absence of hope? If you imagine it, it will materialize. What would it matter? Accept hope and use it as a catalyst to take on new tasks, accept setbacks and continue to tackle those tasks until the job is done?

If there is no driving force, there is no driving. Struggles, within reason, are only temporary. The hope to move beyond it is very real.

DeSean Jackson Can Lead the Philadelphia Eagles, in 2014 and Beyond?


DeSean Jackson at Jacksonville at Philadelphia 2009-08-29 By Wigstruck
DeSean Jackson at Jacksonville at Philadelphia 2009-08-29
By Wigstruck, at Wikipedia.

Nick Foles, starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, can lead the team. It will take some tests, none more than this 2014 season but he can. If Nick Foles can fake, much like in basketball, continue to improve his ability to read defenses, and dash for those extra yards, when he has to, as his basketball background had asked of him previously, he will lead this team.

Nick Foles can win this team’s approval. LaShawn McCoy is here and can only continue to do what Shady does. This team has so much talent, in my opinion overall, but what will take it over the top is the ability to have DeSean Jackson make a turn.

In the past two weeks, rumors of DeSean Jackson’s disapproval of his current contract, or clash with Coach Chip Kelly, indicates DeSean Jackson’s exit from the Philadelphia Eagles, but only as part of a rumor.

Last year was not a lie. The unity of the team, condition, and talent gave them one playoff game to highlight to the National Football League just what the future holds.

It also gave them improper exposure, a defensive line that needs more size, quarterback that needs to recognize defenses more clearly, a secondary that needs to provide better coverage or offense that blanks out during big games.

What is the cure for all of this? I believe DeSean Jackson can take on the leadership role in 2014 in the same way a drug addict can start rehabilitation, without quit. He is one part of something that could start a trend.

If all of the Philadelphia Eagles can recognize just what they have now and look to see a big common goal, the big game, they can capture it easily.

If DeSean Jackson takes, a Terminator death march toward this common goal, and understands a big contract follows, the rest of the team can take it easy, know their roles, take the same march and beat up anything that gets in front of them.

It starts with DeSean though. Unlike a Randy Moss, part of a sixteen and O New England Patriots but without a Super Bowl, or Terrell Owens, nearly a Super Bowl Champion, DeSean Jackson can get a championship shot more than once. It is going to take a few things. I believe DeSean Jackson can gain some, muscle, weight, as long he maintains his speed, in order to take damage he will receive on the field.

I believe the Philadelphia Eagles, and Coach Chip Kelly, can outline for DeSean what it means to be a leader and have him follow it this season and going forward in order to change his perspective as a player forever. I also feel DeSean can send a challenge to the Philadelphia Eagles to bring in the best wide receivers the team can handle.

Whether it is through free agency or the draft, a DeSean Jackson that challenges his core will make himself better and the team better overall, and write his ticket to the Hall of Fame.

These are my opinions but they are not without merit. I look at Michael Vick. He is now a New York Jet. I can only feel upset, and happy, at his departure from the Philadelphia Eagles. If he can learn to fake, throw accurately, make good decisions on the field, and use his legs as a simple trick or tactic instead of his primary weapon, he can become the
quarterback everyone wants.

But, it only happens if he sees this. I hope DeSean Jackson can see what is in Philadelphia and just boost his talent to the point of DeSean Jackson, two-time Super Bowl Champion, multi-time Pro Bowler and so much more. What do you think?

Spring Time Eats in the East

Four delicious cookie varieties, including the Maple Bacon Cookie, from Cookie Confidential
Four delicious cookie varieties, including the Maple Bacon Cookie, from Cookie Confidential

While it is clear the spring will be here soon, on the East Coast, what sometimes is not apparent is just what people can do when the snow stops and the weather warms. I say you should try to eat.

It is never to over indulge. It is never to mess up your current diet or weight loss plans. It is the taste of the first treat of the spring before you move into the summer. What is the first treat you want to get your hands on?

For me, I know I want to visit a place called Ambler Donuts. First, I want to go to a place I have been before. Later in the spring and summer, I will visit places I have not been before but get acclaim.

They offer a variety of different doughnut flavors and offer real creativity, daily, with great taste for the real doughnut lover. Second, I want to go to a place that is new, and offers, consistent variety. Ambler Donuts does.On the header is one member of what is known As Sprinkle Alley, At Ambler Donuts.

Before Ambler Donuts, in a previous spring,  I visited Cookie Confidential, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The combination of cookie, cake pop and, almost any , dessert variety shocks your senses. Cheese steak Cookie, Maple Bacon Cookie, The Cake Pop or their interpretation of the Chocolate Chip Cookie delivers taste your don’t expect but will expect to be both fresh and good every time.

These are two places are what I consider great spring time treat stops.   What you might want to eat, for the first time during the spring, might not be a doughnut, or a cookie, but a burger, shake or some other delicious ,subtle weather, treat. What is your treat, for the start, of the spring?