This is one of my favorite quotes, and one that I think requires deep consideration from anyone wishing to lead an examined life. It’s pretty obvious that we all see things differently. Differing world views, education, life experiences, and fleeting emotional states all contribute to unique perspectives that fluctuate even among the individual. The way … Continue reading
Notable Awards: 2007 National Book Award Winner for Fiction New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Named a Best Book of the Year by Time, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon.com, Salon, Slate, The National Book Critics Circle, The Christian Science Monitor Memorable Quote: “War is ninety … Continue reading
They arrived by bus and by van, packed in tight like farm animals, tasting each other’s hot breath, smelling each other’s unwashed hair. When the doors slid open, the children burst from the vehicles and scattered across the ball field like fireworks. I arrived at the Foothills Summer Camp in similarly inglorious manner, dismounting my … Continue reading
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“It’s not so bad back here.” I had no idea what he meant, or why he was addressing it to me, so I faked a smile and gave the businessman a polite nod. Flights are uncomfortable enough without awkward conversation between strangers. “Usually I’m up there,” he continued, reaching over the seat in front of … Continue reading
Its pretty obvious that “each day is a different one,” but sometimes it can feel as though the only thing that changes from day to day is the date. Coelho points out that this is an illusion. Daily routines, though often necessary, can make this illusion particularly convincing. There are probably thousands of inspirational mantras … Continue reading
I was nine years old when I first became convinced of what I needed to do. At the time I was confined to my spacious baseball-themed bedroom with pinstriped wallpaper like prison bars, impatiently waiting for my mother to realize that I was perfectly justified in locking my brother in the basement. After all, he … Continue reading
When I first discovered this quote in June of last year, I was fascinated by the way Sherr redefines a word that I was unaware required clarification. He reveals that without realizing it, many of us have adopted notions of commitment as something temporary. We might make commitments to others out of a sense of … Continue reading
I guess it was one of those holy moments, you know, like if it was a movie there would be some kind of heavenly glow emanating from above, drowning everyone in God’s good grace. The entire congregation was standing and singing. Some people had hands raised toward the ceiling, shielding themselves from an invisible force … Continue reading
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