Blog reader Petrina Buckley in a comment forwarded a link to a TED Talk. It is by Anne Lamott, and is called “12 Truths I Learned from Life and Writing.” It is very good. Here are some quotes: There is almost nothing outside of you that will help in any kind of lasting way, unless
I was at the gym a bit ago and exercising next to an older lady. For some reason, we really hit it off. I saw her a second time, and, again, we had a good chat. She shared how her husband, a partner at a law firm, had a heart attack at age 36. This
My friend Nicole de Lisle recently shared on Facebook a Washington Post commentary. It is based on a 2015 speech that former FBI Director Jim Comey gave. It is called: “Why I Require FBI Agents to Visit the Holocaust Museum.” It is a very thoughtful piece (link here). What particularly moved me was this: I require
There is a very good article on motherhood in today’s New York Times, called “The Birth of a Mother.” When a child is born, the focus tends to be on the baby. But, parents change drastically. Before our son graduated high school, the school asked parents to meet as a group with a child-development expert.
I follow Tom Brady on Instagram. As I’ve written before, the tough odds, pressure and down days he faced on his path to the NFL is an incredible story about perseverance (here). The NFL draft continues today, and some will see their dreams come true. Others will not. So, I love his recent posts: Remember:
I naturally awoke at 2.30 am on Saturday morning, abuzz and awake. It was a day for my favorite river. A magical time for me is the two-hour drive in the pitch-black morning. I listen to podcasts. It is just the car and I, on a nearly-empty road for as far as I can see.