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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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A Peace Day Lesson on the Benefit of Chaos

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

Need a laugh? Check out this video of NASA vs. Squirrels

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

Don’t Miss Miscast This Sunday, September 13

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

Hard History

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

Nick Cordero Memorial Tribute Tonight

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

Free Ebook to Spark Family Discussions about COVID-19

I know I haven’t been writing as many blog posts as usual, and the graphic above helps to explain why. I have been finalizing a resource for family discussion around our current pandemic: a FREE ebook entitled World Myths About Disease. Ever since the pandemic got really serious in March, with schools shutting down and … More Free Ebook to Spark Family Discussions about COVID-19

Elton in Turkey

This is the last in the free weekend streaming of his concerts on Sir Elton John’s YouTube channel (there were three before I found out about them). Starting at 3 PM Eastern time and lasting for 72 hours, anyone can stream his 2001 concert from the Great Amphitheatre in Ephesus, Turkey. How cool and exotic … More Elton in Turkey

When Shakespeare Meets Black Lives Matter

For us in Cary, NC, the great cultural disappointment of the summer was the cancellation of the annual Summerfest concert series, when the NC Symphony plays at the magical outdoor pavilion known as Koka Booth Amphitheater (and I’m sure you can guess why). In New York, another great summer tradition fell as well–the free Shakespeare … More When Shakespeare Meets Black Lives Matter