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December 2009 Archives

I’ve been in a funk throughout the holiday movie season, and I’ve finally figured out why. I just haven’t been inspired much by this year’s fare. I mean, it wasn’t like there weren’t any decent movies out, but I haven’t […]

Remember the grilled cheese sandwich made famous–and holy–by the face of the Virgin Mary when it was sold for $28,000 on eBay in 2004? That faith sighting, among others, was one of the more fun and funny faith-meets-food highlights of […]

This year marks the passing of a number of movie and TV stars, literary giants, and influential celebrities–Farrah Fawcett, Frank McCourt, Bea Arthur, and more. Many of them inspired and encouraged us with their accomplishments. And while we mourn their […]

Russell Bishop over at the HuffingtonPost has a fascinating article (“7 Signs We Are Becoming More Spiritually Focused”) on whether a spiritual awakening has been happening over the past decade and if it will continue through the next decade. The […]

To welcome another year, another decade, read New Year quotes from famous (and some not-so-famous) people to inspire you in 2010.   Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that […]

What did our Facebook status updates say about us in 2009?

“Christmas Story” is an altenative holiday treat.

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins split after 23 years of non-marriage.

My annual Festivus rant includes the poor treatment of “Friday Night Lights” and other pop culture wrongdoings.

Check out the 12 most inspiring pop culture moments of the decade.