Stand Up To Cancer

By Renee Comer Miller I wasn’t going to watch it. My sister actually worked the phone lines. I, on the other hand, was pretty uninterested. Maybe I just didn’t want to hear. Maybe I’m done with it. Maybe I hate it so much I want to turn it off. But cancer won’t turn off. Instead […]

All That You Are ~ Erin Kennedy

written by Guest Author: Erin Kennedy “What else do you do?” He says it with such condescension that I think of slicing his ashy skin and bleeding the arrogance from him. I know what he’s asking. He is giving me the opportunity to detail the achievements of my life, to justify my existence before serving […]

Barry C. Hessenius ~ Arts and Business Working Together? Small Steps Toward that Goal

The National Arts Policy Roundtable is a project of Americans for the Arts and Robert Redford’s The Sundance Preserve. It is an annual meeting of an ‘A’ list group of people from various sectors – arts, business, government, civic, academia, etc., to talk in relatively general terms about very big issues. This year’s focus was […]

Michael Larsen ~ Books Can Still Change the World

The right book will change the world. A book that changes the United States will change the world. And such a book is more likely to originate in the San Francisco Bay Area than anywhere else. The natural beauty of the Bay Area, however parched; the wealth and diversity of its people, places, processes, and […]

Amy Flanigan ~ Mothers and Daughters

1. I am nine or ten years old, standing in the hallway and picking at the door jamb with my thumbnail when I tell my mother that when I grow up, I want to work in the car factory where my father works. “I want to make Jeeps, just like Dad does,” I say. My […]

Amber Burke ~ Things I Learned from Being Ill

It might sound strange, but I’ve learned a lot about myself and the world by being ill. Suddenly your priorities change and your whole world comes into focus loud and clear. Things that were so important seem so trivial. Here are the things that I’ve learned from this experience: Be present in the moment. Enjoy […]