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Beyond Anger

Beyond Anger

Polls tell us that a lot of people are angry these days. Habitually, set on steady-boil angry. We’re not talking about a measured righteous indignation at injustice or the momentary blood pressure spikes at life’s little indignities and frustrations. No, the research...
Making Things Right

Making Things Right

Today’s animators use software to create computer-generated images. In the early days of the Walt Disney Studios artists drew each frame by hand. It must have been painstaking work. An old-school illustrator once said this about using pen and ink. At the very moment...
Seeing Color

Seeing Color

Several of my friends in long-term recovery have harrowing stories about hitting bottom. They lost a job or a spouse. A DWI landed them in jail. Their children, their parents, and their friends wouldn’t speak to them anymore. An overdose or liver disease nearly killed...
Shocked

Shocked

My four-year-old granddaughter’s disability restricts her mobility, limits her manual dexterity, affects how she communicates, and leaves her legally blind. None of this diminishes my affection for her. She makes me smile and warms my heart. As people like to say...
Because You Are You

Because You Are You

Jason Reynolds noticed something about young people. Especially young boys. They hate reading books. At least, they think that they hate books. His insight was that they don’t actually detest reading. They just don’t like being bored. The problem, he realized, was...