December 19, 2009
Every Christmas at least one of our overactive friends puts out a Christmas letter. They’re the couple nobody likes. They make their own clothes and annual stock of zucchini relish; their children never scowl and are kind to grasshoppers and strangers; they donate to charities regularly and still have enough left over for a weekly bowling night. And yet, each year we read their saccharine diatribe and silently yearn to be them. Or at least to send out Christmas cards of our own this year.
April 19, 2008
Every once in a while, I?ll see a movie that makes me glad to be alive and inspires me to be a more complete person. The documentary ?Young at Heart? did just that, and I hope it does the same for you. ?Young at Heart? is the emotional story of a choir from Massachusetts that performs rock and pop songs for audiences around the world. Nothing real unique about that story line, except the average age of the members is 81. This fascinating film follows the chorus for seven weeks as it rehearses and struggles to learn new songs before putting on a sold-out show in the singers?