5-20-14 | I was out driving one day, years ago, with my son Nick. He was young, maybe seven, and he’d been thinking about the state of the world.
5-13-14 | So I was driving down the highway, thinking about things, not paying any attention to where I was.
5-6-14 | A guest post from my wife, Ana Gabriel Mann, on milk, soup, and love as deep as an ocean.
4-29-14 | Can one woman with a courageous heart and entrepreneurial passion change a nation?
4-22-14 | Do you sometimes worry that you’re a fraud? That secretly, you are not as capable, or as smart, or skillful, or honest, or noble, or whatever, as people (especially the people who matter to you) think you are?
4-15-14 | Writing is like flinging yourself off a cliff every day, without knowing if there’s a net there or not. Living is like that, too.
4-8-14 | As a child, every time I went to knock on my father’s office door, whether it was because I needed something or just wanted to tell him the latest juicy bit of five-year-old’s news, he never once said, “I’m busy!” or “Can this wait?” or even “Just a minute.” He would drop whatever he was doing and give me his full attention. He always seemed to have time. But where did he find it?
4-1-14 | You know how a baby’s smile lights up a room? It’s as if there’s some vast light source hidden behind a screen, and that little round face is a tiny window letting a smidgeon of the billions of gigawatts out there spill into the room we’re occupying.
3-25-14 | It’s Tuesday evening. I’m at home. Ana is over at the nursing home, being with Sylvia, her mom, who is in her last days.
3-18-14 | Positive perspective is less an inborn trait than it is a skill. Like any skill, it can be learned, practiced, and mastered.