Robi Damelin shares the path she chose after losing "my precious son" with his killer in this poignant letter.
A short reflection from Miller on the Harlem Renaissance writer's gentle demeanor.
A selection from Charles Johnson's book of essays on Buddhism and writing.
Miller's essay on the politics of poetry.
A striking collection of essays, speeches, and books from an eclectic range of perspectives — from Martin Luther King to Bill Gates, from Simón Bolívar to Wendell Berry and Ursula Le Guin — that Novogratz recommends to foster empathy, self-awareness, and a business mindset in the Acumen Fellows.
Passages from Rose's book on the struggles and achievements of America's underprepared. He reflects on students' dreams of literacy, and the yearning to become a better version of one's self.
Mike rose describes the facilities his mother used as a waitress — remembering orders, balancing dishes, chatting with customers — and how she learned those skills.
—a chapter from Why School? Reclaiming Education for All of Us by Mike Rose
"You can prep kids for a certain kind of test, get a bump in scores, yet not be providing a very good education. The end result is the replication of a troubling pattern in American schooling: poor kids get an education of skills and routine, a lower-tier education, while students in more affluent districts get a robust course of study."
Kate Braestrup's chaplaincy includes both service to the game wardens of Maine's parks and forests and to the victims and families of search-and-rescue missions. In this excerpt from her memoir, Here If You Need Me, Kate Braestrup reflects on her relationship to the game wardens she works closely with, and how ministry with them ranges from responding to their emotional needs following critical incidents to simply being a companion in their daily work.
A chapter from a dialogue between Ricard and Vietnamese astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan.