"His job appears to be to convince a generation of people
who want to do good and do well
to learn, instead, remorselessness.
Forget rules, obligations, your conscience, loyalty, a sense of the commonweal. "
- Jill Lepore Read more
Adolescents, on the other hand, respond more like cats - aloof, unpredictable, hard to locate, not always coming when they are called, rubbing up against you or jumping into your lap on their terms. Read more
The New Normal? Unless . . . Today, another school shooting. This time in Oregon. One student dead. One teacher injured."All told, there has been nearly one shooting per week in the year and a half since Newtown."... Read more
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.