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Nancy Gibbs

All our efforts to guard and guide our children may just get in the way of

All our efforts to guard and guide our children may just get in the way of the one thing they need most from us: to be deeply loved yet left alone so they can try a new skill, new slang, new style, new flip-flops. So they can trip a few times, make mistak
Posted 4 months ago

Emotional life grows out of an area of the brain called the limbic system,

Emotional life grows out of an area of the brain called the limbic system, specifically the amygdala, whence come delight and disgust and fear and anger.
Posted 4 months ago

The days of the Pentagon Papers debates seem long past, when a sudden trans

The days of the Pentagon Papers debates seem long past, when a sudden transparency yielded insight into fights over war and peace and freedom and security; the transparency afforded by Twitter and Facebook yields insights that extend no further than a law
Posted 4 months ago

Family dinner in the Norman Rockwell mode had taken hold by the 1950s: Mom

Family dinner in the Norman Rockwell mode had taken hold by the 1950s: Mom cooked, Dad carved, son cleared, daughter did the dishes.
Posted 4 months ago

The millennials were raised in a cocoon, their anxious parents afraid to le

The millennials were raised in a cocoon, their anxious parents afraid to let them go out in the park to play. So should we be surprised that they learned to leverage technology to build community, tweeting and texting and friending while their elders were
Posted 4 months ago

Our children will outwit us if they want; for when it comes to technology,

Our children will outwit us if they want; for when it comes to technology, they hold the higher ground. Unlike other tools passed carefully and ceremonially from one generation to the next - the sharp scissors, the car keys - this is one they understand b
Posted 4 months ago

Enter politics, and you enter the glass house; there are no secrets and no

Enter politics, and you enter the glass house; there are no secrets and no places to hide.
Posted 4 months ago

Be bored and see where it takes you, because the imagination's dusty wilder

Be bored and see where it takes you, because the imagination's dusty wilderness is worth crossing if you want to sculpt your soul.
Posted 4 months ago

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright would baptize Obama, perform his marriage to M

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright would baptize Obama, perform his marriage to Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, baptize their daughters, and draw him into the raucous, restless family of faith that Obama had never known before.
Posted 4 months ago

In design as in life, smart can also mean wise, kind, inspiring - and cost-

In design as in life, smart can also mean wise, kind, inspiring - and cost-effective. And that has a charm all its own.
Posted 4 months ago

The real luxury travel of the modern age is not through space it's through

The real luxury travel of the modern age is not through space it's through time.
Posted 4 months ago

Virtues, like viruses, have their seasons of contagion. When catastrophe st

Virtues, like viruses, have their seasons of contagion. When catastrophe strikes, generosity spikes like a fever. Courage spreads in the face of tyranny.
Posted 4 months ago