A Little Help from a Friend

A Little Help from a Friend

A frog becomes a prince, Cinderella becomes the belle of the ball, an ugly duckling becomes a beautiful swan, the underdog comes out on top, an orphaned, Jewish girl in a foreign land becomes the Queen of Persia, a hillbilly family from the Ozarks moves to Beverly...
Waiting Up Till all the Kids Come Home

Waiting Up Till all the Kids Come Home

It was an outrageous, humiliating request. The younger son of a wealthy farmer comes, flouting all respectful tradition, and petitions for his portion of the family estate now, rather than waiting after the death of his father. Chagrined, but motivated by tender love,...
Even Birthday Candles

Even Birthday Candles

These were the classes that made the school day worthwhile: Math, English, and French. It’s because of the ‘lightbulb.’ You know that moment when the new math concept fell into place and the all-important light came on? Or, when the verb conjugating finally made sense...
How Romantic!

How Romantic!

It’s embarrassing to get to the end of telling a great joke and then forget the punchline. It’s frustrating to be telling someone about a great book you’ve read, to be asked the inevitable question: ‘Who wrote it?’ only to come up blank. And then there are the times...