Are We Better Off Than We Were?

For this week’s Guru column, I am going to direct you to a recent item produced by the Pew Research Center, titled, “U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around the World Question Trump’s Leadership.”

Monica Reads: A Novel To Change Your Mind

Good versus evil and hope triumph over fear in this well-written book We Were Strangers Once by Betsy Carter.  The story takes us to the United States and Germany during the 1930s and to the beginning of the Second World War.

Lost Friends, Popcorn, And Christmas Connections

I laughed with my brother over our connection of attendance at thousands of wakes, remembering how going to a wake was a night out with one or both parents, kneeling in front of a corpse a major part of our childhood.