My favorite books in 2021, part 1

It’s that time again. You’ve waited patiently a whole year for it, I'm sure, and it's finally here … the 2nd annual rundown of my favorite books. So, for this first day of 2022, I'm writing about some of the books I read in 2021 that were the most meaningful and enjoyable for me. Last…

Lewis on Hope

Today is my oldest daughter's birthday. She happens to share the date with C.S. Lewis, who was born November 29, 1898. I love the way author Carol Zaleski describes him: “Lewis was a scholar of medieval and English Renaissance literature, philosopher, a moral satirist, a Christian apologist, a fantasist, a failed poet, a vigorous walker,…

What was your childhood like?

It's a spin on the old question: If you could go back and meet someone famous, who would it be? My version is this: If you could go back and meet that person as a child, what would they be like? You see, it's one thing to experience someone as an adult, where they are…