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Mirror, Mirror

When was the last time you saw something in yourself that needed to change? To live life in a way that is self-implicating is a difficult task. It requires listening. Listening to your community, your relationships, your family, the books you read, the shows you watch, and the films you see. It means holding more … Continue reading

When was the last time you changed your mind about something?

Not because you were fickle or flaky or waffling. But because you genuinely entered into a conversation, or a debate, or an educational experience of some kind willing to listen to, willing to hear, another opinion? What’s your posture when you realize you don’t agree? Defensive, attacking, angry? Or do you immediately go into sales … Continue reading

Words (really do) Matter.

Last night I was doing some reading about Just War Theory for my ethics class.  The 4th rule (there are 8 of them total) says that in order for a war to be just, it must have a Just Intention (final cause, or future aim). Immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks the Pentagon code-named the U.S. … Continue reading

When Life Gives You Lemons

What do you do when life isn’t what you expected? (And you should know that this is bound to happen eventually. I promise. It’s just that no one prepares you for it when you’re young.) I’m not claiming to know the answer for sure, because I don’t. And I’m not claiming to know something that’s … Continue reading

Create. Please.

What creative endeavor are you currently engaged in? If you can’t think of one, if you aren’t being handed opportunities to create, maybe it’s time to make one for yourself. The possibilities are endless: make a scrapbook. | start a book club. | plan a fancy dinner every week for your friends. | get a … Continue reading

A Question.

For the last two years, every Monday morning at 7:30AM a group of about 6 girlfriends and I occupy the largest table at Peet’s Coffee in Evanston.  It’s not a very big table, nor is it a very big coffee shop, so we most often end up collecting every unoccupied chair in the place.  Each … Continue reading

The Problem with How-to

The movie “How To Train Your Dragon” is great!  While it follows a somewhat predictable cartoon plot line – within a community an unlikely and ill-equipped hero emerges to solve some huge eminent threat (think Finding Nemo, Horton Hears a Who, Up, Shrek, etc. etc.) – the animation is impressive and the story is imaginative … Continue reading

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