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The New Emily Posts Have you given up on the hope that old-fashioned manners and courtesy can have a place in the digital world? In an article in The New York Times, Alex Williams writes about the efforts of "a new gen…
Improve Your Health through Face-to Face Connections One definition of spirituality is the art of making connections. Separation is best avoided as a stumbling block to human flourishing. In an article in The New York Times, Barbara L. Frederickson po…
A Not So Quixotic Aspiration: What we can learn from Don Quixote In the tale of Don Quixote de la Mancha, sixteenth century Spanish writer Don Miguel de Cervantes challenges us to see that our most difficult and scary battle is within. That is the conclusion of S…
You've Got a Rented Friend In Practice Random Acts of Kindness, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner observed: "Being in a totally dark room can be frightening until we discover how little light we need to banish a roomful of darkness.…
The Documented Life Sherry Turkle has been studying people's use of mobile technology for 15 years. In this article in the New York Times she reflects on a new way of life: "I share, therefore I am." But now what we wa…
Master of Many Trades In this article in Aeon.com, Robert Twigger writes about the rise of the monopath in our society. The term refers to a person who focuses on one thing and becomes an expert. Such people are widely r…
Civility Brushed Aside "America has always harbored virulent strains of coarseness and cruelty and political campaigns are customarily bitter mudslinging affairs," writes Teddy Wayne in an article in The New York Times. H…
Rising Above Borders By Ammara Mohsin for KidSpirit’s Discovery and Progress issue. It was with much excitement over the prospect of being able to visit a different country, albeit from afar, that I visited the Ind…
C Is for Connections "An atheist friend of mine is fond of saying ‘I just don’t believe that God is an old man sitting on the throne in heaven.’ Me neither. Nor do the millions of people who still trust in God,…