Excelsior 2 was started as an extension of Excelsior! my first blog at http://seapeanut.blogspot.com. This blog focuses primarily on my interests in art, language, literature, and philosophy, but may be expanded at any point I see fit. It’s my blog so I make the rules. Well, most of the time. I first heard the phrase “excelsior” in the old Stan Lee Soapboxes for Marvel Comics. It means, in latin, EVER UPWARD, which is a pretty good motto for life. We should always be learning, ever evolving, open to change that leads to growth. I don’t take it to mean upward movement in status or wealth, but in character and in continually working for the benefit of everyone.