How A Canceled Flight Changed My Life

Last Winter, a Nor'easter slammed into New York City, leaving above-ground trains without service, canceling days of office work for thousands, and accounting for an uptick in beer and wine sales. Had I been in my tiny, Brooklyn apartment that week, my purchases surely would have made up a great deal of those profits. Unfortunately for the local liquor store[...]

Change and Renewal With the Winter Solstice and New Year

We received a long, dark Winter Solstice last night. This occurs when the earth is tilted on an axis and the northern hemisphere leans farthest away from the sun. An ancient definition of solstice is "standing still sun," but it is also thought to be the rebirth of the sun, which coincides with Christmas, the birth of the Son. Ancient cultures believed that [...]