The Real You

"It is required of every man," the ghost returned, "that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide; and, if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death." ~ Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol" How abundantly has your spirit within you …

Continue reading The Real You

Reverence for Life

The holidays are fast upon us and I had the good pleasure of watching A Charlie Brown Christmas with my sons after dinner last evening. At one point in the show, Linus mentioned that Albert Schweitzer's dislike of Christmas stemmed from the fact that he did not take kindly to writing thank you notes. I …

Continue reading Reverence for Life

The Island of MiSfIt ToYs

My family and I took a trip to Atlanta yesterday to see "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at the Center for Puppetry Arts. The show was delightful and I had forgotten about the story-within-the story of the Island of Misfit Toys. Remember those? King Moonracer (a lion with wings), Charlie-in-the-Box (whose given name made him undesirable) …

Continue reading The Island of MiSfIt ToYs