Readers’ Choice

A sampling of readers’ favorite posts, based on a highly unscientific and utterly random survey.

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Under the Toad

Fact: Middle-aged men are committing suicide in increasing numbers.


Active Gratitude


Giving thanks can also include giving back.


All We Really Need to Know?

Did we really learn everything we need to know in kindergarten?


Conflict Irresolution

As long as Israelis and Palestinians choose recrimination over of resolution, nothing will change.


Death and Life: A Tale of Two Parks

Occupy Wall Street  lived for a time in a park next to the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan, providing two very different experiences.


Good Bless America

A true patriot will celebrate an inclusive and tolerant America.


I Forget

On memory, pain and taking the long view.


We the People



A dream candidate with a platform we can all support.

Is Stupid the New Black?

When did it become fashionable to reject facts and willfully embrace ignorance?


On Not Writing About Death

Thinking about death has taught me quite a bit about life.