…look for the good

On this, the first post-Golden Globe Flick Friday, a time I might traditionally talk about those forgotten by this year’s nominations, I find myself reflecting on a certain kind of optimism. Not the blind, everything will turn our alright kind, but the kind that always looks for the best in people. Let’s call it the Mary…

…Break Through

When “Wreck-It Ralph” came out in 2012, its success seemed unlikely. What place did a retro video game villain and a glitching, candy land racer have in Disney’s animated kingdom? It turned out that this unlikely duo was a perfect pair and their surprising and sweet story broke through any preconceived notions. In “Ralph Breaks…

…Lend an Ear

Today, everyone’s favorite mouse turns the big 9-0. On this day in 1928 “Steamboat Willie” debuted and the world met Mickey Mouse. It’s hard to imagine that 90 years ago anyone could have foreseen how much this little mouse would change the world. Of course, he didn’t do it by himself. Apparently even an animated lady…

…check and balance

Yesterday, as we all marched our engaged citizen selves to the polls, I hope everyone was able to take a moment to appreciate that we live in a country where we have that right. A country where we have a government that, despite its shortcomings, can be pretty remarkable. And that’s made possible by balance….

…seize the day

Fresh off the heels of Labor Day, a day dedicated to the American worker, I’m sure we’re all feeling refreshed and motivated to jump back into the week… And if not, I have the Tuesday Motivation you didn’t even know you were looking for. It’s Newsies Day! Okay, technically it’s Newspaper Carrier Appreciation Day, but I…