Do you see what I see?

We were taking an evening walk with a three-year-old around Christmas time. “Let’s walk as far as the tree with the red and green lights.” He looked puzzled, turning from side to side, and asked: “What tree?” “That tree in front of us that looks like a big carrot.” It seemed impossible to miss. “Don’t…

20/20 Foresight

A new year seems full of promise, inspiring hope, and for some, prompting goal setting. Among the variety of winter holidays to celebrate, one that generally passes without notice or recognition is the day goals die. Psychologists have determined that January 12th is the expiration date for most New Year’s resolutions—less than a two week…

Trick or treat?

While we would like to pretend otherwise, death will come to all. Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, originated in Mexico. The festivities honor those who have gone before and marks life’s end as an occasion for hope and cheer. Celebrated annually from 31 October to 2 November, the holiday corresponds to Halloween,…