Basking In It: Be Generous


Dorothy Day


The Rebel Jesus (Jackson Browne with the Chieftains)

Picture Books:

Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal


Babette’s Feast (1987; Stéphane Audran)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Sense and Sensibility (1995; Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet) PG – This is a wonderful adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic story. I place it here because of a power scene near the opening in which Fanny talks her husband out of financially supporting his sisters after his father’s death.


“A Victim Treats His Mugger Right” (NPR StoryCorps)

“He says, ‘But you’re even nice to the dishwasher.'”

Diaz replied, “Well, haven’t you been taught you should be nice to everybody?”

“Yea, but I didn’t think people actually behaved that way,” the teen said