Our sentiments exactly: From the New Yorker cartoons.
It doesn’t happen all that often, so when we read that a journalist from a major U.S. newspaper refuses to “go along to get along”, that’s cause for celebration. Displays of personal courage are always heartening. Thank you Charles Blow from The New York Times.
Check out this reflection from Scottish writer Andrew O’Hagen. He writes movingly about an important childhood friendship, and wonders what’s being lost in this age of pervasive technology…
On this Thanksgiving day, please enjoy this poem by Mary Oliver, reminding us to notice the beauty in everyday life. Mindful By Mary Oliver Every day I see or […]
Lack of curiosity is a dangerous thing–in medicine, therapy, culture. Trump’s manner of speaking certainly promotes “not knowing what you don’t want to know”. He is a disturbing model for over-simplified explanations and sneering at complexity or any level of sophistication or subtlety.
Amy: It’s been quite a week here in New York City, perhaps the most global of all American cities. It’s common for conversations with friends and colleagues to begin with […]
In many professions now, so-called “quality measurement” is the dominant language, reducing, quantifying, and eventually, side-lining the importance of human interaction. This can not be good for us as living, breathing, multi-dimensional beings.
Please enjoy this moving letter from Dominican American writer Junot Diaz. He’s the author of “The Brief Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao”, and “This is How You Lose Her”. He’s […]
From Alain De Botton’s The School of Life: Botton talks about the philosophical school known as Skepticism, which began in ancient Greece. He reminds us of the value of skepticism when it comes to how we react to our feelings. Feelings and moods are transient things, shaped by, among other things, stress, excitement and fatigue. Our feelings are often not […]
Check out these scathing 2016 election “Thank You” notes from filmmaker (“No Country For Old Men”) Ethan Coen:
Dear Readers; We’re still working through our anguish about the electoral outcome. We believe most of our readers are in a similar place. Here are some wise words–with an action […]
We ask our readers’ indulgence as we work through our grief regarding the American Presidential election. Today, at my office, every single individual or couple I saw, had only one […]
For our collective wounds: Here’s a poem from the great African-American poet Langston Hughes. Let American Be America Again Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it […]
This is hilarious: Watch President Barack Obama make fun of Trump for having his Twitter account taken away: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/barack-obama-donald-trump-twitter_us_581fa7a8e4b0d9ce6fbcc516?utm_hp_ref=barack-obama
Check out this funny monologue by talk show comic John Oliver. He blames himself for Trump’s candidacy. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-oliver-donald-trump-campaign_us_582054f2e4b0d9ce6fbd0a61