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The Gift of the Magi

O.Henry Wrote His Christmas Classic, 'The Gift Of The Magi,' In 1905. In 'The Gift Of Gifts,' I Update It.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.23.2015 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

For years, I wanted to update "The Gift of the Magi." Like O.Henry, I was slow to get to it. Unlike O.Henry, some of my story is nonfiction; the homeless woman and the nurse really did have a holiday miracle in Kansas City in 1990. Unlike O.Henry, it took me more than three hours to write my story. And as for the emotion: yes, I felt it, all of it. As I hope you do.

Daily Meditation: Journey Of The Magi

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Why Capote's A Christmas Memory Is an Enduring Gift for All Seasons

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 02.18.2012 | Books
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

"Imagine a morning in late November. A coming of winter morning more than twenty years ago." It's my favorite opening in fiction, the first two lines of Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory.

Why Divorced Parents Should 'Suck It Up' For Their Kids

Alison Patton | Posted 01.16.2012 | Divorce
Alison Patton

When you're sucking it up until it hurts, that's when you will know your sacrifice is making a difference for your kids.

The Best-Kept Secret Behind Gifts Of Love

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Think back on the greatest gift you've ever received. What was it? Now, give the gift exchange a 180 degree turn, and remember the favorite gift you've ever given?