Why telling a story in someone else’s voice is perhaps the biggest challenge of all—and the utmost (terrifying) privilege
Writing about other people’s lives is an exercise in trust, empathy, self-awareness and humility. We don’t always get it right, but it’s our job to keep trying.
Hard Times and Not-So-Great Expectations in a Very Dickensian Aircraft Incident
A message to graduates: Too often, you get what you expect. That’s why, as a traveler and a human, you should expect nothing—and be ready for anything.
After a catastrophic fall and winter, the garden slowly begins to heal itself.
Why hearing someone’s story is always the right thing to do.
Twenty-five years ago today, tanks rumbled through the streets of Moscow. Do you remember where you were?
Stuck in the air in a wounded airplane, with a crash-landing imminent, a pilot reflects on Orwell’s “power of facing unpleasant facts.”