Living with intent may prove to be the coin of the year, bumping mindfulness out of the bestseller lists. Both, of course–and indeed all the other topics under “well-being” at the bookstore–are attempts at answering a question that has long been with us: How do we live better? Emerson didn’t pull any punches when he answered that question: buck up, love thy wood-chopper, and listen to the voices in the solitude. Journalling can’t help you now.
by Ralph Waldo Emerson Continue reading Ralph Waldo Emerson on living with intent
It’s discouraging to think that, since the Wizard of Oz was released as a feature film, the foremost image in North Americans’ minds of dwarfism has been the lollipop kids.
by Glen Herbert Continue reading Reading Disability
“Listen,” says Nance. “It sounds like rain on a roof.” And it really does. That, it turns out, is the sound of moonshine.
by Glen Herbert Continue reading Making moonshine with Roger Lee “Buck” Nance
Elijah is 12 now, teetering on the cusp of the teen years. And his dad? Well, in some ways, he kind of is, too … Continue reading Checking in with Alternadad: A conversation with Neal Pollack
He might have been the father of natural selection, but Charles Darwin, first, was a father to his children.
by Glen Herbert Continue reading Doodling with Darwin’s children
Oz loves his freedom of speech, but isn’t so big on his oath to “first do no harm.” Continue reading The Dr. Oz Effect
“Value the talents they all have, the work they do,” says Jane Yolen. “AND TELL THEM THAT.”
by Glen Herbert Continue reading Birds, books and fatherhood: An interview with Jane Yolen