Your Excellent Adventure

May 17, 2012 by

A few weeks ago I was standing off to the side in a quiet airport. I overheard a man talking with his friend. He was recounting all...

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School on wheels brings classe...

Apr 22, 2012 by

HYDERABAD, India — On a hot afternoon, a bright orange bus drives into a slum area of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, parking...

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How to Be Amazed: See the Wond...

Apr 18, 2012 by

Wonder is all around us. When we were children, we saw it everywhere we looked. Everything was new, fresh, amazing. We grabbed the...

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We can break atoms, and each o...

Apr 2, 2012 by

“Great people make you feel you, too, can be great,” said Mark Twain. Life is all about relationships explains a scientist in, “Your...

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Please Stop the Cruelty

Apr 1, 2012 by

What we do not know exists, we cannot change. But, once we have information, we can embark on the journey to change. This is why we...

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Support for Tommy and His Doll

Mar 30, 2012 by

From Teaching Tolerance by Ted Palenski Camilla was drawing a doll she was planning to get with her parents over the weekend. She was...

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Trayvon Martin: thoughts from ...

Mar 26, 2012 by

I cannot stop thinking about Trayvon Martin. I can’t stop looking into his eyes in this photo which has become ubiquitous online. An...

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What Can You Accomplish?

Mar 24, 2012 by

What can you accomplish when you combine your desire, effort and imagination? Well, just about anything. Your commitment, energy and...

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Becoming Stronger

Mar 22, 2012 by

I was asked a while back, ‘How do we become strong?’ I just love being asked this kind of thing, it throws my mind into a mad swirl...

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NEWS!

Mar 19, 2012 by

There’s a reason last year that I decided to take on the challenge of making a photograph each day – it motivates you to...

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Holy Land tours provide a new ...

Mar 9, 2012 by

Jerusalem – Shira Nesher, an Israeli, stands alongside Fakhira Halloun, a Palestinian, as Nesher tells her story about life in...

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Who Turned Out the Lights?

Mar 5, 2012 by

“Life offers contradictory truths: We are separate, yet we are one. Accidents happen, yet there are no accidents. Death is...

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A National Geographic Love Sto...

Mar 2, 2012 by

Mabel Gardiner Hubbard was only five years old when scarlet fever rendered her deaf for life. At the age of 17, she would meet a...

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When to listen to fear (and wh...

Feb 29, 2012 by

If fear tells you not to step onto a pond that has just frozen over, it is a good idea to listen to fear. But if fear tells you not...

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Picking a therapist: The right...

Feb 23, 2012 by

From the American Psychological Association: “Being in therapy is great,” comedian Caroline Rhea once joked. “I...

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The Painful Truth

Feb 21, 2012 by

We’ve all experienced some form of emotional pain in our lives at some stage or another, and as I was considering what to write about...

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What is my question?

Feb 19, 2012 by

I have often find myself asking other people’s questions. However, at one point it struck me that these were not my questions. And...

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The Photograph

Feb 17, 2012 by

This picture arrived in my email box the other day. When I saw it, I was struck by the emotions it conveyed. In writing this I...

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Bald is Beautiful

Feb 11, 2012 by

A group of American women got together with the idea of redefining the concept of beauty. Men can be blond, brown, red, white and…...

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For the Want of a Home

Feb 5, 2012 by

From Bronwyn Harris for Teaching Tolerance: Like many of us, I sometimes overuse the word “need.” I have a tendency to say that I...

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Manners and Relationships, Ove...

Feb 3, 2012 by

I have always been fascinated by manners. Specifically, why have we used them over the centuries when dealing with others? Perhaps,...

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Digital Afterlife

Feb 1, 2012 by

From Robert A MacDonald for The Sun: Peggy was dying. She had battled cancer for years, but at the age of 45 she was losing her...

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A Post About Empathy

Jan 28, 2012 by

Years ago, I was doing a lot of business travel. And I do mean a lot. I was supplementing my writing income as a public speaker. It...

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Red Tails – the film eve...

Jan 26, 2012 by

George Lucas, producer director of some of the most profitable films in Hollywood history (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc), has been...

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