“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures” ~ Thornton Wilder   Thanksgiving is a time when like it or not, we stop to reflect on those treasures that fill our hearts.  First my ...

“Do we have to?” This was the chorus from some of my students when I announced that they would be required to write an essay for a recent Boston Globe contest.  “If you don’t try, you can’t win,” I said, to which they replied, ...