To say “I laughed, I cried” as I
watched The Artist might be an
exaggeration, much like the acting
of the silent era, but I have to admit
I found myself smirking and tearing up
to this meaningful and moving film.
This film had everything: romance, adventure, suspense,
drama—what it didn’t have was dialog. Aside
from intertitles (similar to subtitles), there are no words
in this movie; it is a silent film.
This seemingly random list encapsulates
the COURIER stories that
meant the most to me in 2011. Part
whimsical, part inspiring, part intensely
heartfelt, these stories, as well as many
others, represent why I love to write for
the COURIER: I am brought to laughter
and to tears; I meet the most interesting
people doing the most interesting things; I
am offered moments that help me examine
my place and purpose in the world.
What a place of unique and valuable opportunities:
the nature of my work varies
from holding chickens to crafting the life
story of the COURIER’s former owner,
publisher and editor, Martin Weinberger. Column by Brenda Bolinger
Given this is the time of year of reflection and spirituality, we decided to post a previous column by our managing editor Kathryn Dunn about politics and giving. It's our hope readers will look at this not as a political column, but one that invites the spirit of compromise in order to find solutions for the common good. Regardless of our differences, we can work together to not only improve our lives, but those of others. The photo is a special holiday greeting taken by Claremonter Chris Darrow. Happy holidays from the COURIER family.