Midge, who blogs at “The Wild Woman Within,” has done us all a great service with her re-evaluation of Ebenezer Scrooge, citing numerous overlooked features of a man who did his best in difficult circumstances. Consider:
- He was environmentally conscious, limiting his use of coal.
- As a small business owner he was a job creator and not one of the 1%.
- And any arm-chair shrink should be able to explain how all his losses combined to create the armor around his heart, which appears as meanness to the casual glance.
We owe Midge our thanks for setting the record straight!