aaduna in exile 2021 2022 - Goodman


The Goodman Saga Continues   



“Heroes are made by the pathway they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” - Iron Man


“Marvel Comics was founded by Martin Goodman in 1939. [And] The Marvel universe introduced us to thousands of heroes and villains over the time, making it impossible not to get fond of at least one character. And the best part of it is that you can read the comics or watch the movies as an adult, since Marvel developed a reputation for focusing on complex characterization and relatable issues.”


Maybe it is the surname. Maybe there are similar personality traits that revolve around strength, determination, perseverance, and unlimited creativity that enables a person to become all that s/he imagines. Now, we know better to reduce real people to the fantasy world of comics and imaginary superheroes. However, the achievements and creative powers of Daniel Ross Goodman to create complex characterization and relatable issue easily parallel the 1939 real-life creativity of Martin Goodman.


Daniel Ross Goodman is a prior contributor to aaduna. His stories always reveal an aspect of the human character that is a testament to the creative way Daniel weave themes and characters to reflect identifiable traits in the reader’s mind. His recent fiction work “The Fellowship” will appear in the winter 2021-22 issue of aaduna coming in February. This story is about a doctoral student who is going to interview for a postdoctoral fellowship and is met with a series of bizarre, unsettling, and discomfiting events. It's a little Kafkaesque, and for some readers, “some parts of it might be a remembrance of Daniel’s first aaduna story from a few years back.” Here is a brief clip of the opening to “The Fellowship” 

It had been seven long, arduous years, but I had finally done it—I had finally completed my dissertation! The aim of all my endeavors, the fruit of my most arduous labors—my cherished doctorate, the golden chalice that I had been striving for since early adolescence—was in my hands at last. Now, there was only final thing that remained to be done—the small matter of actually getting a job.

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You will have the opportunity to re-visit DRG’s creative brilliance in a few weeks. Stay tuned.


Daniel Ross Goodman (photo provided)

Daniel Ross Goodman is a prolific writer and scholar in Jewish Thought, as well as legal issues.  The author of numerous articles on a diverse variety of issues, Dr. Goodman is a Washington Examiner contributing writer. This year he is a research scholar in the Department of Systematic Theology at the University of Salzburg.


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