Joan-Didion
06 Apr 2016

How to Support Your Writer Friends

“What does a writer say after sex? Was it as good for me as it was for you?” –David Foster Wallace There’s a lot of stereotypes about writers: We’re poor, depressed, and reclusive. We’re loners who demand attention. We tend towards alcoholism like coal miners get black lung disease and we also off ourselves in…

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15 Dec 2015

Christmas Peace Walk Unites Students in Northern Ireland

Last Friday, December 11th, over 400 schoolchildren walked across Belfast, Northern Ireland to express their common Christmas wish: peace. The students came from seven different schools, for a gathering that wouldn’t have been possible a few Christmases ago. Their parents and grandparents were once sworn enemies. “We want to play our part in building a…

Korean--Buddhist--monks--temple--Barbara--O'conner
30 Nov 2015

Korean Monks to the Rescue

Bicycles in Korea are different, the handbrakes are on opposite sides from where they would be in the west. In a moment of panic, it’s easy to pull the wrong one. That thought would only occur to Barbara O’Connor after she had sailed over her handle bars and skidded face down on a mountain road…