Holy Cow It’s Batman Month!

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103_2003e[1]The month of May went by really fast at The Arc of San Antonio. On Wednesday, May 1st, the other Arc Participants and I, and the Staff Members celebrated the 74th anniversary of the creation of the DC comic book superhero character named Batman.  We learned that Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 on May 1st, 1939.

We also learned that Batman’s secret identity is Bruce Wayne, an American billionaire playboy, industrialist, and philanthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on criminals, an oath tempered with the greater ideal of justice. Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his crime-fighting partner, Robin, his butler Alfred Pennyworth, the police commissioner Jim Gordon, and occasionally the heroine Batgirl. He fights an assortment of villains, often referred to as the “rogues gallery,” which includes the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, Two-Face, Ra’s al Ghul, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman, among others. Batman is my favorite superhero in the DC Universe because unlike most superheroes, he doesn’t have any superpowers; he makes use of his intelligence, detective skills, science and technology, wealth, physical strength, martial arts skills, an strong will, fear in his on-going war on crime.

I thought it was very cool learning about such a heroic comic book character.

Then, on Friday, May 3rd, the other Arc Participants and I and the Staff Members commemorated Intergalactic Star Wars Day. May 4th is considered to be a holiday by the “Star Wars” fans to celebrate “Star Wars” culture, books, and films, which started in 1977 directed by George Lucas. The date of May 4th has been chosen by fans around the world to correspond to the Jedi motto “May the Force (be with you.) “May the Force be with you” was a phrase used to wish luck or good will, generally when individuals parted ways or the object of the expression was facing some sort of challenge.  My favorite “Star Wars” movie is “Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith” There is something really cool about watching the Annikan Skywalker becoming Darth Vader. All of the Arc Participants and myself would like to say to everyone, “May the fourth be with you” on this day.

On Friday, May 10th, all of the Arc Participants and I made all types of gifts for the special women in our lives for Mother’s Day. I hope that all of the mothers that read my blog had a wonderful Mother’s Day.

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