For many people, 2016 was a difficult, disheartening, even depressing year. We can look at many events in our world and think that things are going in a negative direction.
But Joseph Campbell had some words of wisdom about this for us. He said:
“The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives. ”
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‘Twas the day before T-dayand all through downtown,masked people were leisurely milling around.An autumnal day when the weather was mild––just perfect for posing for pics with your child.Happy young couples walking arm in armwith bags full of treats from Blue Moon and Le Farm.The wine store had people looking for adviceon what wine would make … More Poem, Prose, and Puns for Thanksgiving
A lot of people, including many of my friends, are really anxious or stressed right now. So in honor of John Mulaney, who is hosting Saturday Night Live tomorrow night, I’m going to write about some things I’m excited about right now like he did in a skit from 2010 called “I Love It.” First … More I Love It!
Are you a member of the website Goodreads, where readers share their opinions about books with each other? It is one of my “go-to” places when I’m looking for books, either for my own reading or for my classes. I find the hundreds or thousands of citizen reviews to be a reliable guide for whether … More I Completed My Yearly Reading Challenge
Well, it’s been another one of those weeks, hasn’t it? I’m sure we could all use something to brighten up our weekend. Don’t you think an hour and a half of Latinx Broadway performances would do the trick? A free show on YouTube called Viva Broadway: Hear Our Voices pays tribute to the vibrant contribution … More Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Free Broadway Performances
Happy International Peace Day! Are you feeling peaceful? Many of us are not. Many of us feel like these times are the most chaotic we have ever tried to live through. The combination of the challenges of the coronavirus, the economic downfall, the ongoing social justice movement, and the political situation makes almost everything in … More A Peace Day Lesson on the Benefit of Chaos
Today I’m mourning the loss of a giant in jurisprudence and an indomitable spirit after the death of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If there are others who are also looking to lift their spirits, I recommend the video below. The video poses the question: Who is smarter, a former NASA engineer or a squirrel? … More Need a laugh? Check out this video of NASA vs. Squirrels
One of the great traditions of Broadway is the annual fundraiser for the MCC Theater (an off-Broadway theater focused on producing original works by up-and-coming playwrights) known as “Miscast.” Now in its 20th year, the show presents the best and the brightest of Broadway stars performing songs from shows they would NEVER be actually cast … More Don’t Miss Miscast This Sunday, September 13
In middle and high school, I grew up outside Washington DC, so I went to Virginian public schools. I learned the Virginian version of American history, which exalted the role of Virginia in creating our ideals of liberty and justice of all in the US, particularly during the colonial and Revolutionary periods. When I moved … More Hard History
What I’m Thankful for about Summer 2020 It’s Labor Day, the traditional celebration for the end of summer. We won’t be hosting people over to cook out with us, which we often do, but not this special year. So I thought I would replace that with a reflection of all the things about this summer … More My Top 10 Gratitude List for Summer 2020
We have lost nearly 190,000 people in the US alone to COVID-19. But one whose struggles we heard about more than many was father, husband, and Broadway star Nick Cordero. There is a memorial tribute tonight at the Broadway on Demand website at: https://www.broadwayondemand.com/watch/channel/all-shows/series/aKBEcTX7pwGQ-nick-cordero-memorial-tribute/episode/fgOtARMcuky3-join-us-tonight-7pm-et-in-celebration-of-nick-cordero?t=0 The description of the tribute from the website says: As Nick’s … More Nick Cordero Memorial Tribute Tonight