Julia Roberts & Me

Did you see the news story about ads for L’Oreal’s make-up being banned in Great Britain because of complaints that the photos were “overly airbrushed”? Seems like it ought to beg the question of what’s “acceptable airbrushing”? The whole point being that the product advertised does not actually give anyone — not even the airbrushed [Read More...]

Plane fight with my anti-ego

I’m not quite sure this counts as a moral dilemma but it might. I had to change my flight out of D.C., which meant I basically went on same day standby. There was a mix-up and the board meeting I thought was on Wednesday was actually on Friday. Not a problem except Friday was my birthday and [Read More...]

The Spiritual Discipline of Reading

I couldn’t tell if he was making a confession or if he was bragging. The man looked up from the computer screen from where he was surfing the net and announced very matter-of-factly, “I manage this bookstore but I don’t read.” Why would you tell that to an author? I try my best to be gracious to [Read More...]


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