Listening to Phantom as an Adult

When I was a teenager, I loved the musical The Phantom of the Opera. I identified with the innocent and talented young woman torn between her love for her angel of music – a tormented bad boy with (literally) mad decorating skills – and the handsome...

Stranded in Paris

Sometimes, life surprises you with scary news when you are least prepared to receive them, not that there is ever a good time to receive bad news. But imagine for a moment that you are in Paris with your husband, for a romantic vacation—a holiday planned for quite...