Leo Tolstoy

I realized I was gay when I was 10. I did not know how to deal with it. There was nothing I could do. The feeling that I
Proving that one person's trash can certainly be a child's treasure.
“Love is not a being word, it is an action word."
By Yang Chuyi, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Adopting all-possible-regressions
Thank you, Prince, for putting your royal personhood, your many gifts, on display so that all who chose to could be graced by them. Your work, your shamanhood and your priesthood, will continue long, long after your death. Beauty does not die nor should it.
Perhaps a further distinction should be made between literary works that impart meaning to war and those that face the fact that, of all human experiences, war is one of the most thoroughly senseless.
Humans, like the rest of nature, were constructed to evolve and change;it's part of the creative process. What parts of your life do you plan to regenerate this year?
There is a real event on the television horizon. It is the production of War & Peace that will air simultaneously on Lifetime, A&E and History. It takes a special movie to air on that many channels and War & Peace fills that bill.
If to live is to suffer, as Tolstoy understood so well, then to persevere is to find meaning in one's suffering. Does hardship make us beasts, Tolstoy asks, or better human beings? Do we continually focus on getting what we think we want, or on making something meaningful out of what we have, no matter how miniscule or shabby it might seem?
Religious education, theology, degrees, and reflections from the highest religious order are central. But so are the vastly different challenges before us that are gifts to us from those living right around us!
I recently went to see the Lincoln Center Theater production of Peter Parnell's comedic drama Dada Woof Papa Hot at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. I can say the play is wonderful, at moments superb--and it has literally the cast and production not just to die for, but to run down to Lincoln Center and see.
While the classics have always had a reputation for intimidating length (Tolstoy, Dickens, I'm looking at you), we are now living in the era of an entirely new trend: the big, fat, juicy debut novel.
The power of the written word was not new to me. Without books I'm not sure I would have survived those first 18 years of my life. Literature was my medicine, my escape, and my rest, all through growing up. But never did it matter more than during those days with Anna Karenina.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has a secret fascination with Leo Tolstoy. As a young KGB agent, he purportedly made a pilgrimage to the Leo Tolstoy Museum and Estate at Yasnaya Polyana. But for a guy who says Tolstoy is his favorite writer, Putin is, well, a very bad reader.
I'm an English major, member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and big fan of animal rescue, so my heart did cartwheels when I heard about "Poetic Dogs."
What Tolstoy does say is that Stiva's actions have destroyed his home's order -- "The Oblonsky home was all confusion" (as