There once lived a wicked, tight fisted man named Stingy Jack. Stingy Jack was not only deceitful, but also a liar and a thief.

One night, Stingy Jack passed out from too much drink, and as his soul floated free, the Devil came to claim it. Stingy Jack, who considered himself a good deal more tricksy than even the Devil himself, was agreeable, but said to the Devil, “I’ll give you my soul, but first let us share one last drink.”

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Autumn is a season of little miracles. One day you notice that the early mornings are so cool you need a sweater, and the leaves have suddenly turned to gold and red. Change is in the air and you can feel it.

However, change so often can seem scary, and overwhelming. So many people struggle against it; digging in their heels to stay in the familiar and the known.

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