I am working on banishing my inner critic. Sometimes, I’m successful.
When I write a blog post, I always hope for comments. Of course, I’m hoping for “good” comments, ones that show that what I’ve written has touched the reader or ones that open the door for constructive dialogue. I’ve always … Continue reading
One of life’s eternal questions popped up in my life last week: “Should you give money to a beggar?” I don’t have to answer that question often unless I go into Philly or travel to another city. When I’m confronted … Continue reading
Last weekend, at a gymnastics meet, I saw a baby playing with a Kindle, swiping, or trying to swipe, the pages of an eBook. She was sitting on her mother’s lap, dragging her chubby fingers across the screen, occasionally having … Continue reading
Now for a post on something important I did pass on to my children …
The most memorable moments in your life aren’t always the ones you think they’ll be.
Sometime in 2000, I took my children to see a movie. We were sitting through umpteen trailers when an image of a mountain pass appeared and crossing it, single file, there they were: characters I knew so well but had never expected to see on film: the Fellowship of the Ring. I practically leapt out of my seat (actually, I may have). I gasped (actually, it may have been more of a squeal) and shouted something along the lines of: “Oh, my God. It’s the Lord of the Rings. Laura! Zach! Look — it’s the Lord of the Rings. There are the hobbits and Aragorn and … Oh my God, they’re making a movie of the Lord of the Rings …”
You wouldn’t believe how excited I was. I couldn’t believe how excited I was. My children couldn’t believe how excited I was.
I still remember this moment as clearly as if it happened this morning (though I have completely forgotten what movie we saw that day). Continue reading