Common Ground

An administration firmly opposed to abortion is taking steps that will only assure more unintended pregnancies.
A new relationship—whether personal or professional—is a lot like buying a new car. Driving it off the lot is pure bliss
Moscow could ease pain if China steps up trade sanctions against Pyongyang
America must understand that Black Lives Matter is a movement born from the human spirit seeking community, harmony, and flourishing. It is biblical in its cause, revolutionary in its spirit, and democratic in its goals.
But Pantelleria was here long before Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes. It's an ancient island closer to Tunisia than Sicily
I've often wondered about the tension and the discomfort of living in the middle. By middle, I mean that space where one has to wrestle with beliefs that aren't their own. That space where I'm compelled to break bread with people who are different than me.
We would likely all benefit by eating nuts, walnuts perhaps in particular, more often. We would benefit by eating doughnuts
If Nelson Mandela were alive, he would say that the problem of gun violence can only be resolved by bringing everyone to the table who has a stake in the game. We need to invite the other side to join us in the discussion; if they refuse, we need to invite them again and again.
Another mother and I had a surprising conversation about a year ago. That is, it was surprising to her. While we were chatting mother to mother she shared how she had just discovered the idea of understanding her children instead of punishing them.
The New York City Ballet has returned with all its relevance, strong and modern. The dancers are not "stingy." They are not "holding back." They exist in the "now," "right now." Balanchine would be proud.