Last week I wrote about serial killers who pass as normal. Some readers thought I meant that they give off no signals of their intent. More often, we're vulnerable because we don't know how to read them.
When I realized that my marriage was in trouble largely because of my behaviors and detachment from my wife, Kristen, I initially blamed Asperger’s. I thought the only way to save our marriage was to somehow conquer my disorder. Fortunately, Kristen did what she always does when I lose sight of the big picture: She smiled, knowingly, and then showed me a different way.
We often hear about the Leftist bent at American university campuses. Is this true? See the results of a study that explored voter registration data (Democrat versus Republican) across 11 universities.
I had a boyfriend for two months that I became madly in love with, and thought he felt the same for me. His friends constantly said they had never seen him like this. I thought of him as someone not only important romantically, but someone that would turn into my best friend.
The purpose of school anti-bullying policies and campaigns is to promote the development of morality in children. Unfortunately, they tend to promote hatred. To reverse this trend, we need to be teaching "Love your enemy."
He celebrated every triumph, grieved every loss, galumphed beside us on every hike through every literal and emotional terrain, and always slept at our feet. He placed himself on bed rest with me at the end of my pregnancy. He bore witness to it all. He outlived our marriage. He was my greatest comfort. How could I let him go?
There is no reason to kill animals for clothing. In the process of becoming a coat or trim, the bones of coyotes and many other animals go snap, crackle, and pop as they're tortured unrelentingly. Canada Goose's fur policy is laden with self-serving justifications and errors all in the name of money and the unnecessary slaughter of animals for clothing.
The absence of resources and infrastructure in India is painfully obvious. At the same time, I didn’t see any evidence in India of the crushing isolation so many here experience. I didn’t see people afraid of discomfort. Convenience, the easy access to external resources, makes life comfortable. Yet comfort becomes addictive when we can’t imagine life without it.
We fantasize our government as a caring parent. This election year what kind of parenting do U.S. citizens want? Candidates who contain our aggression over hot-button issues? Or leaders who distort and intensify our emotions in times of crisis?
Mad Men chronicles life in the 1960s, and has captured the imagination of millions of viewers with its glamour and intricate story lines. But beyond that, it's the richly drawn characters stumbling through their lives that get under our skin and keep us invested.
I love Canadians, and I love Canada. Here is just one of many reasons. On the third Monday of February, Family Day is observed in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. Family Day celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.
Is there a science or an art to manifesting our dreams and achieving our goals? Is there something beyond wishful thinking and empty truisms that will up the chances that our wondrous best self will flourish in 2012?
Yes. No. Sort of. Not exactly. Apparently. Possibly.
Consider two common war cries of the adolescent age: "You can't make me or stop me!" "I don't care what you think!" Both are declarations of independence. With the first war cry, the teenager lets parents know that she alone makes her decisions.