Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serritella write a column, Chick Wit, for The Sunday Inquirer's Arts&Entertainment section. Lisa is a New York Times best-selling novelist. Visit Lisa at www.scottoline.com.
Evidently I’m underachieving. And I have been for about 50 years. I realized this when I read about Wolf Cukier, a junior in high school who, on his third day of a summer internship at NASA, discovered a new planet.
The other day I was looking at holiday cards that friends had sent me, and one struck a chord. It had a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who said: Some people pursue happiness, others create it. And I thought, wow. Greeting cards are changing my life now.
It’s the holidays, and I’ve been buying gifts and thinking about gifts. I always used to buy jewelry, but in more recent years, I’ve been wondering how smart that is. Mainly because online, I see more and more estate sales.