Karen Baum Gordon


Karen Baum Gordon

In her new book, “The Last Letter,” author Karen Baum Gordon explores the events that shaped the lives of her father and his parents — two Holocaust victims that he tried in vain to save in the early years of World War II. In this painstakingly researched, heartbreaking and inspiring page-turner, Karen reminds us that we often need to move towards our pain in order to understand it, and then let go of it in order to move on.

Dear Elizabeth


Dear Elizabeth

How one Hell’s Kitchen public school custodian helped me understand the weight of sadness, and turn it into one of my most beloved songs.

Everything Is Unsettled


Everything Is Unsettled

This week, a nor’easter blows through the Brandywine Valley, downing limbs, shattering crockery, and prompting a reckoning.

Three Little Birds


Three Little Birds

Trench Town rock via Waterloo, Iowa. Or, Why I Covered Bob Marley.

Shaking The Nonsense Out


Shaking The Nonsense Out

In the sermon of Abbigail and my wedding ceremony (fourteen years ago today), our officiant, Fred Rogers’ ally, Bo Lozoff, tempered our idealized, golden-hour, white-chiffon fantasies with reasoned, practical, even difficult wisdom.

Restoration


Restoration

This week, a story about everyday heroism, Wissahickon Schist and The Wisdom of Fred.

We’re All Gonna Die


We’re All Gonna Die

What do you do when your real life exceeds your wildest imagination? Don’t keep it to yourself.

Into Your Arms


Into Your Arms

Through tsunamis, draught, insurgencies, pandemics, heartbreak, worry and regret, one deep, simple and essential truth provides sanctuary.

Into The South


Into The South

From Nashville to Memphis and Muscle Shoals, join “Friends & Neighbors” host Benjamin Wagner as he travels deep into the south to walk the floor at The Ryman Auditorium, meet Elvis’ ghost, and record with The World Famous Swampers.

Joe Smith


Joe Smith

Whether playing The Best Buy Guy, Cheez-It Scientist, or Generally Clueless Husband, actor Joe Smith always breaths humanity and humility into his characters.

Roger Clark


Roger Clark

For two decades, reporter Roger Clark has been Spectrum News NY1‘s everyman, rendering curiosity, empathy and humility for the world’s most-watched local news channel. Today, he shares tales from his Queens upbringing to his trial-by-fire as a newly-minted reporter in the weeks after September 11th.

Megan Watkins


Megan Watkins

Farm Sanctuary CEO, Megan Watkins, shares her journey from Newton, Massachusetts, to Barnard College, Big Banking and beyond, including the moment she knew what she had to do to align herself with her values and lead a movement

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