I turned 36 yesterday — a seemingly insignificant number, except that I’ve been reading through a journal I kept when I was 18 and I can’t fathom how I’m now twice that age, or how I arrived to here from there. There are parts of my 18-year-old...
NPR One has become an essential part of my daily routine. I’d say that 40% of my news consumption comes from social media and around 50% comes from NPR One. The app automatically aggregates news stories and podcasts from across NPR affiliate stations. When you...
I frequently wonder why more people aren’t asking the “big questions.” To me, they seem like the obvious questions to ask.
The difference between the drowning child and the distant child is one of duty versus altruism.
Though imperfect and not without risks, we are better off with philanthropy than without it. Philanthropy is not undemocratic; extreme inequality is undemocratic.
Our generation isn’t positioned to do what past generations accomplished. Our purpose is process. It’s a difficult rallying cry, but that doesn’t detract from its importance.