By Trent Gilliss October 13, 2015

From small kindnesses to a classic love song reimagined and singleness to transformation, Trent Gilliss poetically curates an intermingling of murmurations and ideas β€” including a remembrance of the legendary Grace Lee Boggs.

By Parker J. Palmer March 11, 2015

Inspired by a mother's observation of her toddler's awe of the world, Parker Palmer reflects on the mystery of the world and the grace of wholeness β€” delighting in the gift of life as a septuagenarian.

By Courtney E. Martin March 06, 2015

Part of becoming an adult is learning how to lower your expectations. But parenting a toddler brings different gifts β€” of rediscovering discovery, reuniting with awe, and finding where the mundane becomes miraculous.

By Trent Gilliss February 23, 2015

Some of the best things of the week: on quiet nobility, thin places, the fist of fate, severed friendships, and Malcolm X.

By Anastasia Hacopian February 15, 2015

When age and experience dwindle our capacity for wonder, the books of our childhood may be our salvation and our "thin places" where the boundary between the material and the magical opens ourselves to wonder all over again.

By Parker J. Palmer April 09, 2014

Parker Palmer encourages us to look with child-like imagination to better understand the world's mysteries.

By Trent Gilliss March 25, 2014

This week provided some sage words on writing from Parker Palmer, a photo essay on "thin places" that take our breath away, a marvelous TED talk from a Nigerian writer, and a picture of the cosmos that stirs our origins.

February 17, 2013

Quotations from Carl Sagan and rainbows in oil puddles are only the tip of the iceberg with this show. Visual notes to help you find ways in and remember.

January 11, 2013

Watch this fabulous talk on Hubble and Rembrandt, Casablanca in psychological terms, how stars actually "evolve," and why Malala Yousafzai's bravery is "the best example of the power of curiosity."

May 07, 2012

A Twitterscript recap of our interview with the man who is trying to preserve the last quiet places.

September 19, 2011

Looking for promo language.

April 09, 2008

It’s been a pretty cold, wet, desolate spring so far in Minnesota. I went for a walk the other night and it seemed more like autumn than spring, with the wind on my face and the scent of dead leaves in the air. But as I passed under a tree I suddenly noticed buds breaking out all over the branches. It felt like a tiny miracle.