The Everyday Intrepid

Last night, I attended a benefit for a young lady fighting lymphoma. She’s a member of my daughter’s theater company, a smiling thirteen-year-old named Ella. She was diagnosed in June, and now wears the bald head and scarf typical of chemotherapy patients. She has a long fight ahead of her, but she faces it with […]

Celebrate Your Victories

I’m worse about this than most. This one is mostly a reminder to myself. Most of us are hard-wired to blow off victory. That’s a pretty drastic statement, I know. But how often have you waved off a compliment with something like it was nothing? How often have you lost sight of everything you’ve accomplished […]

BBC News – Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

BBC News – Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize. Changing the world patiently, peacefully, without threat or coercion, may be the ultimate expression of courage. Especially when those who oppose the change you seek are anything but peaceful. Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban two years ago for […]