Our executive editor’s weekly missive, including a smart testimony on the value of work, a Mary Oliver poem on suffering and joy, a call for headlines that reflect the fullness of the world, and a stunning body of paintings from Rabindranath Tagore.
Our weekly columnist sends up a white flag to the insurance company, but in the end draws something more precious than money: her time and attention.
A letter from beloved children’s author on living out your joy, in whatever form it takes.
This week inspired a lesson from Ralph Waldo Emerson, a poetic reflection on being more than doing from Parker Palmer, a precious moment that will make you smile, and a peculiar story about a lockpicker that will make you think.
In our busy lives, a reminder from Parker Palmer that what matters most is not our ability to produce but our ability to love, and to just be. With a poem by Lynn Ungar.
Neil Gaiman’s commencement speech is exactly what you need. Make mistakes, enjoy the journey, break the rules, make good art.
A bartender who was born and raised in Jamaica sent us this lovely essay in response to our latest show. A testament to the power of poetry and pursuit.
As we rush forward into the work week, a poem to slow us down, turn us about, and maybe just maybe, laugh at ourselves. Marie Howe reads her poem ‘Hurry.’
Feelings of guilt, normally shunned or discouraged, can actually signal a capacity for leadership. What does this say about people who never feel guilt?
For the marketer, the freelancer and the entrepreneur, the challenge is to level set, to be comfortable with the undone,…
“Your hands are sliced up from twisting wires together, handling junction boxes made out of stamped sheet metal, and cutting metal conduit with a hacksaw. But none of this damage touches the best part of yourself.”
As we listened to the rough version of this week’s show with Mike Rose, the idea came up to drop…
I loosely pitched Matthew Crawford, a political philospher who traded in his credentials to run a motorcycle repair shop, as…