Editor's note: This post is a little sadder than I usually write, so if you don't want to read it today I'll understand. If you do read it, though, I'd love to hear your thoughts.... I spent last weekend at the University of Wisconsin surrounded by thousands of examples of human brains at their finest [...]
A Thoreau celebration
My daughter Molly has been setting her own pace since she took her first steps (to her Great-Grandpa Fey in the visiting room of his nursing home). A Thoreau-ly confident English major, she occasionally keeps pace with her companions, sometimes trails them and, every now and then, she zooms ahead. She likes to step to [...]
Handled with care
By measures of kindness and cleverness, I have the world's very best friends. Their influence on my life flows generationally and my family and I are grateful for them every day. A few weeks ago, for instance, I received an invitation to attend a College Care Package Party. Brilliant, am I right? Similar to a [...]
Stop calling them the Tide Pod Generation!
In 20 BC, Roman poet Horace wrote: Our sires’ age worse than our grandsires. We, their sons, are more worthless than they; so in our turn we give the world a progeny yet more corrupt. The sad human tendency to belittle subsequent generations has existed for more than two thousand years. These days, cranky elders [...]