(SHOULD I READ IT OR WATCH IT?) This is the right time of year to write about books and movies that inspire, don’t you think? With the Holidays a few weeks away, we feel drawn to stories that remind us that though life may be tough, it’s also essentially wondrous, and change is always possible. In December, the first story of change and redemption that pops to mind is of course Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that most of us know from having watched it rather than read it. No matter its flaws, I love the story and can’t help … Continue reading IT’S DECEMBER: BE INSPIRED!


As we begin battening down the hatches in preparation for the long winter, we look to the Holiday season for the spark of light and hope that will give us the morale boost we’ll need to endure the coming months of cold and darkness. For most people, this is a time of traditions and rituals of all kinds, both secular and spiritual. Decorations go up in and around our homes, and we groan as department stores pipe in the perpetual loops of holiday music and weigh down our daily newspaper with their inserts that shout Buy! Buy! Buy! Me! Me! … Continue reading OH WHAT FUN!