Because Tara Westover had never been allowed to go to school, the only history she had learned was the history her father taught her. "His perspective was my perspective," she says, and his fears became her fears. But when she…
By David Gewanter
Is poetry dead, too slow for our wired, sound-bitten world? Even if poetry is no more, says David Gewanter, then it still leaves its DNA lying around, or moves like a virus passing from body to body, playing witness to…
By Nell Scovell
With all of the revelations of sexual misconduct and the toppling of famous directors, actors and anchors, one would think that it’s easier to come forward and speak out. Nope, says Nell Scovell. The veteran TV writer and creator offers…
As difficult and as awkward as speaking out can be, it’s our responsibility to so many who can’t.
By Frankie Thomas
Any modern language offers more practical benefits than Latin. But Latin has all the pleasures of a puzzle, a time capsule, and a secret code.
By Frankie Thomas
What’s the use of learning a language that’s not spoken in conversation nor used in business transactions, and which most people consider “dead”? Writer Frankie Thomas shares her humble opinion on why it’s time to learn Latin.
Helping children with autism make small steps toward overcoming hurdles in public life requires shifting some of the burden, says Whitney Ellenby, a mom to a son with autism. That means parents need to educate others by disclosing a child’s…
By Whitney Ellenby
The burden begins with me, the parent of the autistic child, to disclose his disability. And then the burden shifts to you, the general public.
By John Leland
Viewing death as unrelated to life, or antithetical it, does a disservice to the days we have, because we don’t know how to value them, says John Leland. The journalist and author explains how an elderly friend changed his perspective…
Every time I visited him he said he wanted to die. He wasn’t depressed or even sad – in fact, talking about dying always got him in a good mood. Wanting to die was the best reason to live.
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