There’s something about personal exposure to great and inspiring minds that can touch the soul.
I cannot wait for the moment that my house is again filled with delirious, joyful, exasperating family noises, so I can get
Why do I propose this? Here's how I explain my view in my new book, The Philosophy of Childing: Oh, but wait, you'll say
Lee's sentiment about being yourself is something everyone should keep in mind. Straining yourself to be somebody you are not creates immense amounts of unneeded stress. This is especially true for college students pursuing their careers.
Umberto Eco was interviewed in his apartment in Milan by Tonny Vorm in May 2015. Camera: Klaus Elmer Edited by: Roxanne Bagheshirin
Best-selling Italian novelist Umberto Eco here advises aspiring writers not to take themselves too seriously, but to go step by step and remember that: "You're 10 per cent inspiration and 90 per cent perspiration."
At this watershed moment in American politics, could Obama's State of the Union call to Americans to bring our better self into politics be a coded call to women? After all, who is the one men usually refer to when they refer to "my better self?"
On October 22, the death of my close friend Jorge Valls affected me deeply, reawakening a pain always close to my consciousness after the sudden death of my oldest son years ago. Even though Jorge was 82, his demise was unexpected. We talked by phone only recently.
Every time I both celebrate and mourn my 8-year-old's passing from one stage and entry into another, I thank my lucky stars that I have another daughter, Cybele, almost seven years her junior.
Making the real-life transition to "daddy" was far more challenging than I'd imagined. As much as I thought I'd readied myself for life with a bundle of joy, it turns out I was pretty clueless about how to deal with the quantum change.