Posts tagged "connection"

Why do risk takers take risks?

My definition of risk taker may be different than yours. I don’t jump out of planes, I am not a world traveler, I don’t have any tattoos or piercings (beyond the basic holes in my ears), and for some reason, my wardrobe is filled with a lot of grey and black (I’m working on this... Read more »

Words are things, and these are the five I love most

I recently heard Maya Angelou speak about the power of words: Words are things You must be careful Careful about calling people out of their names Using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives And all that ignorance Don’t do that Someday we’ll be able to measure the power of words I think they are things I... Read more »

What do you really want for your kids?

I wrote this blog, which eventually became a chapter in my book, around this time last year. I was inspired because of the movie Race to Nowhere, but also because parents were constantly asking me about summer educational “opportunities” for their kids, or summer tutors, or how to get their children to “do better” next... Read more »