In Snape and Col. Brandon There Was Committed Love

Learning the news of Alan Rickman’s passing today made me stop and pause. Rickman, 69, star of stage and screen, who is probably best known for his role as Snape in the “Harry Potter” films, lost his life to that dreaded demon, cancer. Rickman’s ability to play a variety of roles left us eager to […]

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If You Want to Cry, Give These A Try

I’ve found myself in a somewhat melancholy mood over the last week. I learned that a friend of mine—more of an acquaintance, really—passed away unexpectedly. She was close in age to me, but still, news like this has that power to rock your world. It is an all-too vivid reminder that none of us will […]

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Kaleidoscope of Life

As a child, were you ever fascinated by a kaleidoscope? In this day and age of electronic toys, we still remember what it is, right? It is a hand-held instrument that you look through with your eye. It rotates as you turn the tube; forms change inside it, the result of reflections of two or […]

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