I’ve been watching The Story of God, the series where Morgan Freeman wanders the Earth learning about different people’s interpretations and interactions with God. By examining topics like the afterlife or miracles, he explores the way belief unifies us, even if we call God by different names or maybe don’t call it God at all. […]Read more "The Audacity of Asking: Faith, Science, Moses & Nessie"
I hate Twitter yet I love it enough to use it nearly every day. It’s an odd addiction, sending out truncated thoughts into what can amount to a digital void, but it’s fun and in a way, it’s freeing for the random thoughts that pick at my brain. So I tweet. A lot. The site […]Read more "Space for a Person-in-Process"
This morning, an acquaintance asked me, “What did you think of the Oscar results?” I answered, “I think La La Land should have won.” “What?!” he said. I answered, “For me, it was the best picture of not only this year but the past few years.” He became unreasonably irritated. “How could you say that? […]Read more "Letting the echoes go"
There’s a woman in my office who spills her coffee every day. It happens in the matter-of-fact way you check your news site of choice each morning to ensure the world hasn’t caved in on itself. It’s a part of her routine, spilling her coffee, and I am equal parts fascinated and frustrated by it. […]Read more "Que Sera, Sera."
The day after the election, my office was unwell. The air felt toxic, the fumes of destruction wafted in and out of every floor. My coworkers openly wept at their desks and the crowds watching the newscasts on the lobby televisions hugged one another and said, “We will get through this somehow.” One woman wondered […]Read more "…and the Greatest of These is Love."
Sitting in a hole-in-the-wall pizza place, I was mid-interview with a singer I’d heard in the East Village and wanted to know more about. He had an interesting look that photographed well but his bristly baritone is what really caught my attention. I’d learned about his early introduction into music and what fueled his love […]Read more "Your Creative Gift: It’s Not Actually About the Next Step"
When I was mouthy as a kid, my father would say to me, “Better to be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” It’s a proverb that stems back further than my father of course. Further even than Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain, both of whom are credited […]Read more "The Night Meryl Streep Won the Globes."