This Is Us tells a really good story.
And a good story, founded in love and meaning, makes you feel not like an observer but like part of "us"--part of a community that draws you outside of yourself.
A good story deserves good, focused attention.
A good story brings out the best in us.
A good story draws us back to the old, old story of Jesus and his love. Read More
A few weeks ago, I forgot to take my pepper spray on a walk with Isaac the dog. Much to his embarrassment, and my ease of mind, I found a can of windshield de-icer to carry instead. I'm happy to say that I did not have to use it. I'm even happier to say that the outing led to an insight about New Year's Rituals. Read More
I can't remember the last time I watched A Christmas Story from beginning to end in one sitting, but when it plays in marathon on Christmas Eve, I love to start watching in the middle for some of the best scenes.
Like the cringe-funny tongue stuck to pole scene. Read More