Thank you, Ann

Ann Frank was born 84 years ago today. As a child, and even today, I remain mesmerized by her remarkable strength, depth of compassion and constant optimism.  She is a role model for the ages, continuing to teach us about ourselves, and about perseverance.  Shortly before meeting her untimely fate, she wrote in her crumpled notebook “It’s a wonder I haven’t…

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Heroic Angelina

Angelina Jolie has portrayed the strong and thoughtful character in most of her roles, and we have as an audience rooted for her character to overcome.  With a few exceptions from some of her earlier roles and a few real life stumbles (like that Billy Bob thing) this has been her on-screen and off-screen persona. Whether battling tyrants in “Tomb Raider”…

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