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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (2016)

by Angela Duckworth

Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, ... Read More

Commonwealth

Commonwealth

by Ann Patchett

THE NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A powerful story of two families brought together by beauty and torn apart by tragedy, the new novel by the Orange Prize-winning author of Bel Canto and State of ... Read More

ADA Twist, Scientist

ADA Twist, Scientist

by Andrea Beaty

Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

Disney's A Christmas Carol

Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)

directed by Robert Zemeckis
featuring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright Penn, Cary Elwes

Robert Zemeckis directs this animated version of the Yuletide classic A Christmas Story. The story centers on Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey), a penny-pinching miser who cares nothing for the people ... Read More

I Still Do

I Still Do (2016)

by Eric Clapton

Reuniting with producer Glyn Johns, the steady hand who guided Slowhand back in 1977, doesn't provide Eric Clapton with much of a jolt for his 23rd studio album, but it does provide the veteran ... Read More

'Standing Up for a Better Tomorrow'

At the beginning of any new administration, it is typical for a sense of uncertainty to pervade in the air. The possibility of incredible change leads us away from the security of basic human understanding and towards a popular willingness to give in to fear of difference. However, it is[…] Read More

'The Sun Stands Still, Celebrating the Winter Solstice'

The day begins late and ends early. A stretch of low light glances at an angle across chilled landscapes, some blanketed in ice and snow, others dry and brittle without the warmth of life we associate with the earth. The shortest day of the year may be dark or dreary,[…] Read More

'A Season of Gratitude'

The Holiday Season is upon us! A time of joy and celebration. A time to gather with family and friends. And, also, a time for inner reflection. I recently read there are at least 37 holidays celebrated around the world at this time of year. Regardless of which one you[…] Read More