The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn are exactly¬†47 degrees apart from one another. Well, not¬†exactly. More like 46.87362. But who's counting? What are the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, anyway? And what do I mean by "degrees"? I'm glad you asked. They are latitude lines, lines that run parallel to the Equator. … Continue reading Forty-Seven

Does Christmas Have a Meaning Anymore?

It's mid-morning on December 25. My kids have opened their presents, and they're happily playing with new toys. We're expecting extended family to arrive in a little while. It's a lull in the excitement and the busyness of this queen of all holidays. And I'm thinking about the "true meaning of Christmas." I've been inspired … Continue reading Does Christmas Have a Meaning Anymore?