In my most recent writing course, the professor asked us to contemplate how we reach readers. Hmm… Well, beyond classwork and Facebook posts, I barely do. You see I’m merely a part-time author who battles time, persistence, and focus. I know a solution is to follow a writing routine. Well, I got a better chance of seeing Jesus in a floral robe strolling the beach for shells and leaving footprints in the sand than I do sitting down daily to write creatively.
I kept sleeping with The Sandman. I had a season-long affair with him and stayed in bed cheating myself out of writing and exercise, my two favorite activities.
I have been showing Frank Capra’s movie, It’s a Wonderful Life to my middle and high school English students for twenty years. This is a Christmas classic that many kids have never seen, so I feel privileged to be in a position to share this with a young, impressionable audience. I realize the timeless value of this film, it’s powerful messages, and thought provoking characters and can’t imagine a Christmas season without it.