Category Archives: Opinion

…Think, Think, Think

think winnie the pooh GIFDeep into the work week the world can start to weigh heavily on you. Thankfully, there’s days like today to help snap you out of it. Today, in case you were curious, is Winnie the Pooh Day.

In honor of A.A. Milne’s birthday we celebrate everyone’s favorite chubby little cubby (and Eeyore, and Kanga, and Roo, and Rabbit, and Piglet, and there’s Owl, and Tigger too). This willy, nilly, silly old bear may be a staple of childhood, but there’s nothing childish about him. He’s stuffed with fluff and lessons about life. Read the rest of this entry

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…echo

This What to Watch Wednesday, I’d like to take a moment for the anthology, which is having a moment of its own right now.

Now the modern anthology has taken a variety of forms. Some would, for instance, make a case for everything Ryan Murphy is working on right now, “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story” and “Feud,” not to mention “Fargo” and “True Detective” too.

Each of those shows starts with a new story each season, with some crossover and connections, a repertory cast in some cases, but no story arc continuation. These shows are all great in their own way, but they’re not my favorite kind of anthology. Read the rest of this entry

…Know Nothing

Happy National Nothing Day! That’s National Nothing Day as in the celebration of “nothing,” or the absence of something, not as in there’s nothing that happens today.

I realize that might have just added to any confusion. We live in a world where “nothing” seems to have disappeared. Thanks to smart phones and the onslaught of instant entertainment everywhere, the peace and quiet of doing nothing is a forgotten luxury. Read the rest of this entry

…serve a purpose

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Today as the U.S. remembers one of our greatest civil rights leaders, the day is also recognized as a day of service. And with the political climate of late, it feels like we’ve never needed the reminder more.

The truly beautiful thing about service is, it can happen any day at any time. It doesn’t need to happen on a holiday or in a formal volunteer capacity. You can serve others simply by taking a moment to remember their humanity (and your own). Read the rest of this entry

…Thaw

Happy Sunday, fellow crusaders! It’s been a weird weather week for some of us. From spring temps to an abrupt return to reality, it’s been a rollercoaster.

If you’re familiar with the crazy ride, you may be considering staying inside until spring…or at least until the end of the MLK holiday weekend. While I can’t say I blame you, all that indoor time can make you a little stir crazy. Read the rest of this entry