NATURAL DISASTERS

Dear Sensitive Readers, When we moved to California, we experienced our first earthquake. It was on a Sunday but not any Sunday. Easter Sunday. I was upstairs on my computer. Pierre and Gabriel were downstairs in the kitchen. And then, we felt the earthquake. The...

DANCE BABY

Dear Movers & Shakers, I am talking on the dance floor and off the dance floor! I tried a new dance class at the YMCA. It fit my time-slot. And my adventurous spirit loves new experiences. When I walked in the class, I noticed that I was the youngest. I asked my...

THE CHARACTER OF FORREST GUMP

Dear Movie Watchers, Earlier this year, Pierre and I watched Forrest Gump with our boys. It was their first time but our second time. There was so much connection, resonance, and enthusiasm as we watched it. In fact, all three of them encouraged me to write something...

DAVID SEIDLER ON THE KING’S SPEECH

Dear Movie Goers, I watched The King’s Speech (2011) and was touched by the relationship between King George VI (played by Colin Firth) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and speech therapist (played by Geoffrey Rush). It won four Oscars,...

GOLDEN NUGGETS FROM NIA VARDALOS

Dear Greek Goddesses and Greek Gods, At the Great American PitchFest, I carefully selected classes to attend. Hollywood’s Greek Goddess: A 1-on-1 Interview with Nia Vardalos was a no brainier. Nia entered the room in jeans, tennis, and her infectious smile . . ....

REBORN DAILY

Dear Reborn Readers, The word reborn has several connotations. Most Christians recognize the term, and it has a positive connotation. But for others, it carries a negative connotation. Let’s expand “reborn” so it’s inclusive, not exclusive. This...