Heroes Live On

“Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.” – Tom Clancy

He already knew he could coach. All you had to do was look at each of your players and ask yourself: What story does this guy wish someone would tell him about himself? And then you told the guy that story. You told it with a hint of doom. You included his flaws. You emphasized the obstacles that could prevent him from succeeding. That was what made the story epic: the player, the hero, had to suffer mightily en route to his final triumph. – The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The man who gave the world Jack Ryan, one of the greatest fictional heroes since James Bond, a grand author of action/thrillers, has passed away all too soon. Yesterday, Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Tom Clancy died at the age of 66. His books (many later becoming hit movies) which include The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games, gave us action, thrills, and two great heroes in the form of Jack Ryan and John Clark.

Tom Clancy will live on through his stories and characters. Thank you, Tom, for the heroes and stories you gave us.

“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” – Tom Clancy


About VocareMentor

Walk with the wise and become wise - Prov. 13:20 A lot of my blog comes out of the way I grew up. My parents divorced when I was 6 years old and I didn’t see much of my father. I had no understanding of how the lack of his presence in my life affected every choice I made as I grew up. Much of my adult life has been attempting to sort things out and catch up. Thus, what you’ll find on my blog are musings, thoughts, wisdom and ideas from history and pop culture. Themes: mentors, father/son, male/female, self-discovery, courage, stepping up, friendship and more.
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