The hope of Christmas

Last year I wrote a series about my 12 joys of Christmas. It was fun, a little out of character for my blog in general, and ended up being a nice bit of fluff during a stressful time of year. This year, however, I'm feeling... blue. Melancholy. Grieving. I feel just as much joy as…

A Song of Gratitude

Lately, as I've been driving around town I've been listening to the soundtrack of the original production of Les Miserables. I cannot stop. Listening and singing along to the musical has become an incredibly therapeutic experience. Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer somehow managed to put into music and into song the richness of the 1862 novel…