[Note: this month my first book, The Paradox of Happiness, is being released, and I’m dedicating my next Wondering Fair articles to the theme : ) You can check out the book […]
“They must not believe in God.” These words from my daughter came after a conversation we had been having at bedtime about someone who she had heard yelling at their […]
As harmless as it might seem, that dress billboard is part of a culture that defines beauty and happiness according to its own commercial logic. It is an illustration of our society’s ideal of happiness as duty, as an implacable, unbinding rule forced down on everyone.
As far as big budget storylines go, the plot of The Following, which began this year on the FOX TV network, is reasonably familiar with its basic premise of good […]
Between 1846 and 1849 Charles Dickens wrote The Life of Our Lord, a simplified version of Jesus’ life for his children, who ranged in age from newborn to 11 years-old […]
Whenever I travel by plane there is a moment before landing where I grow tense, anticipating a hard approach to the runway. My “touch-down” checklist goes like this: check belt, […]
The latest film rendition of Victor Hugo’s classic, Les Misérables, is beautiful and intense and lyrical. The photography is gorgeous, the storytelling vivid, and the songs continue to hum in […]