Finding The “Big Magic” In Our Lives


The writer Elizabeth Gilbert is on a roll. She had a mega hit with Eat, Pray, Love and her TedTalk titled Your Elusive Creative Genius has had over ten million views. I wasn’t extremely impressed the first time I watched it. Maybe it was my mood, or perhaps I was not ready to receive the message, or … [Read more…]

Congress Should Create the Junior IRA


My cousin and her family recently deserted Long Island for Wake Forest, North Carolina. This was the first time in nearly 10 years that Mrs. Groovy and I celebrated Christmas with them, and we decided to mark the occasion by getting each of their two small kids a gift card. But soon after we purchased … [Read more…]

How To Become A Luck Magnet


Legendary Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn purportedly said the following: The harder I work, the luckier I get. Now whether Mr. Goldwyn uttered this line is beside the point.* The point is that someone saw a connection between effort and good fortune—those who sat on their arses the least were the ones who got visited by … [Read more…]

A Jewish Wife’s Perspective on Christmas


Follow my blog with Bloglovin As a kid, I was always lonely around Christmas-time. Growing up Jewish, I felt I was sitting on the sidelines of a major event celebrated by the rest of the world. Oh, my family lit the menorah and we exchanged gifts for Hanukkah, but Hanukkah just isn’t Christmas. Then there … [Read more…]