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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ignore Reviews, Except for This One

Women should see the new Pixar film, Brave, especially women with problematic relationships with their mothers, or, as my friends say, women. Girls should see it, too. That’s my opinion. (And it’s fun for men, too. At least my husband liked it.) Others disagree. It’s gotten fairly good reviews, but lots of them are also […]


Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could’ve been any different. I’ve heard this quote about forgiveness many times. It’s one of Oprah’s favorites and apparently originated with the Buddhist teacher and writer Jack Kornfeld. I’ve always thought it was catchy and probably wise, but it didn’t move me or have much effect on me. Until […]