Is there anything more insufferable than a white person trying not to be racist? You know the type--she’s so well-intentioned, but also inevitably a li…
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So I’m sitting at the gate when the pilot gets on the loud speaker and shares that the cockpit door has been accidentally locked and no one can get in.…
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In 1973, the U.S. Department of Defense started the global positioning system project to enable worldwide geolocation with pinpoint accuracy. The first…
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Photo by Iva Rajović on Unsplash I met my friend Josh for lunch and he said, “How are you doing?” I said, “Good, except I guess the world is ending.” H…
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I was in Milwaukee last week with my daughters, three and six years old, and it snowed overnight. Not a lot, but enough to blanket everything in sparkl…
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Thanks to Ms. Grill of Emerson Elementary for the amazing illustration. I’m a big believer in reflecting in moments of transition. So here we are — one…
A picture taken by my husband, John Cary, as we attempted to get a shot of all the family together a few years ago. My daughter, who in actuality loves…
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I love reading more than almost anything else on Planet Earth. Is it something my parents did to me? Group reading was a mainstay activity in my house …
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Life that is. But not in the way you think. You see, I interviewed Frank Ostaseski, author of books like The Five Invitations and guru on sitting with …
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On this Giving Tuesday, a few endorsements regarding how to think about and approach your own philanthropy… 1) Don’t give to your alma mater (unless, p…
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And other tricks of surviving the chaos and complex love
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When I was pregnant with my second daughter, I used to take a lot of baths with my first. We would sit in our little tub facing one another. Maya, a fe…
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