Telephones used to be attached to walls and transmit only voices. In some ways, that was better.
In a world where information is everywhere, it's increasingly important to know who's feeding you what, why, and how.
In 1987, my parents sent me to a teen psychologist. Here's how that encounter went.
The important lesson I learned from my daughter's experimentation with eye makeup.
One of my daughters recently asked why I "always" wink at her. The answer has to do with silent connections formed in my distant past.
There's a very real sense in which words have conjured the world as we know it. Which is why we should treat them with care.
I think we should spend less time saying "don't judge," and more time saying "judge wisely." Here's why.
The two basic types of English nouns point to two basically different types of knowledge. Here's what each can teach us about how to know each other.
In 20 years as a writer and editor, I've learned to give everyone the benefit of my doubts-or at least to try.
It's mostly the distance between us that makes the right words hard to find. But it's the failure to find words--any words--that increases the distance between us.