A Surprise Gift of Perspective for the New Year

  Maggie’s last post got me thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, something I have a hard time with because I typically make them either too stringent (I WILL WORK OUT FOR 2 HOURS, 6 DAYS A WEEK) or too loosey-goosey (I’ll exercise…more.) Two weeks in I feel like a failure, when the reality is that…

The Pride&Prejudice 6-Point Manual for a Productive New Year

What comes to your mind when someone mentions Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice? Historical romance? English Lit class? A million costume-drama film adaptations? Not to mention Bridget Jones and Clueless –¬†and even some YouTube versions. (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, if you haven’t seen it, is an interesting take, btw.) How about Colin Firth climbing out…