Bill McKibben 07-09-2014

We stood by as our addiction to fossil fuel ran Genesis in reverse.

Gareth Higgins 07-08-2014

Studios have been realizing that there is an audience for long-form storytelling that is willing to think.

Edith Black 05-11-2013

The Mark of True Faith

Tom Ehrich 11-13-2012
Close-up of a man's face, Tudor Catalin Gheorghe /

Close-up of a man's face, Tudor Catalin Gheorghe /

NEW YORK — The "October trifecta" that touched my life — my father's death, surgery the next day, and the unprecedented destruction of Hurricane Sandy around New York — did what traumatic events often do.

They left me emotionally fatigued and ready for some fresh clarity, fresh perspective, and fresh prioritizing.

When life seems fragile, it's clear some things matter more than others. It reminds us that attention must be paid to family, friends, and the differences we make in our work and our faith. Lesser concerns — like the tablet computer I have been angling to acquire — quickly fall away.

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