Are You Ready to Die?

Four Strings of the Violin by Edward Okun Is there a more sobering question...are you ready to die? Living in an era where death is far removed from social conscious, where there's no threat of plague or persecution looming over us as it did in ages past (and still does in some parts of the…

Ebenezer Scrooge & the Bitter Christian

Photo Credit: Harry Furniss "The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice." A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens  In deciding what to write to kick off the month of December, I couldn’t…