Soldier On?

When Senator John McCain's office announced last week that he has brain cancer, politicians on both sides of the aisle cheered him on with battle cries extolling his fighting spirit and hailing his... Read More

Suntanning and Mental Health

What can suntanning teach us about our brains and addiction I was at the dermatologist this week "Sun damage," she said with that somber look of authority that was designed to get me to stay out... Read More

Columbia Students Go Global

Today's news is replete with lamentations about how Millennials are destroying the good life - from golf to NFL to paper napkins They are even accused of ruining vacation, Great Britain and sex I... Read More

Memory Making and Erasing

"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it"  – Gabriel García Márquez Every day experiences accumulate to make up the memories that define... Read More

Stewardship, the G20 & Honey Bees

Stewardship is defined by Merriam-Webster as "the activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something" With more than 20 heads of state and government in Hamburg for the G20 Summit, the... Read More

Your Words Matter

Dear Mr President: Your words matter, and your words trouble me It is true that sometimes people say things without thinking We have all blurted out words that we wish we could take back But, Mr... Read More

What is Your Domino?

A brutal civil war in South Sudan has over 3 million people on the run according to David Milliband, president of the International Rescue Committee In Yemen, a cholera outbreak puts many more are at... Read More