An early Christmas present of music, film, images, and stories that hopefully will lighten your load and lift your spirits. May your holiday be merry…
All week, I’ve been trying to recall where I’d seen light refracted by smoke the way it has been this week here in Southern California, 80 miles or more…
Each time the credits roll, I find myself thinking the same thing: Thank God, Foster woke up.If he didn’t shake himself out of the stupor of malaise 10…
"Of science and the human heart, there is no limit..." This week I received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine—a miracle drug that…
Surely Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of them. The Tzadikim Nistarim or Lamed Vavkniks (lamed-vavniks or Lamed Vovkniks, depending on your transliteration…
Each Friday, I will share with you a short list of films, music, photographs, exhibitions, stories, spoken-word, and other found objects/creative…
On what brings us joy, friendship, happy surprises, and other fodder for making hearts lighter in the darkest of times...
New signs of hope—whether a "Single Candle," a poppy-stealing pigeon, or drone-exploring ancient islands—in the arts, music, literature, film, the…
Looking for the light during Advent and in every season
Springsteen's Letter to You, playlists from Krishna Das and U2 (curated by yours truly) to keep you afloat (and entertained while waiting in line to…
On grief, grace, and other things that show up with the turkey and cranberry sauce
On the shortest day of the longest year of my so-far life, as Saturn and Jupiter edged toward a rendez-vous closer than they'd had in eight centuries…