Law of the Jungle

I saw Disney's new Jungle Book film, and it's a magnificent experience - a beautiful, heart-wringing adventure. As one of the millions of kids who were a captive audience for the 1967 animated version, I watched it in rapt delight and breathless anticipation. I'm more of an experiential viewer than a critic; thus I fell in …

A Tireless Worker for Peace & Justice

In celebration of Dr. King's holiday, I want to honor the Rev. Delores M. Roberts-Mason, who dedicated her life  to "the least, the last and the lost," empowering children through reading, performing arts, education and religion. Mrs. Roberts-Mason was a natural at empowerment. She pursued her first degree  while her two children were young, and took them with her to campus …

you are beautiful

This video broke my heart. Again. https://youtu.be/WWTRwj9t-vU Why are we so hungry for approval and appreciation from others? Why do we equate how 'good' or 'bad' we ARE with how we LOOK? Why is it so difficult to create and build our inner sense of worth? Please tell me how this video makes you feel.

Help a teacher, artist, mom save her home

I'm shouting out for an artist friend who's in a tough spot, and really needs help to save her home.  Meet Rana Raeuchle , teacher, artist and mother, currently working in South Korea. Her son Allen, now grown,  keeps the home fires burning until Rana completes her contract later this year.   Long story short: Young artist and mother, left by …