A Few Ugly Words about Beautiful People

One of the world’s leading fashion designers was quoted in The New York Times as saying, “I hate ugly people. Very depressing.” Well, if you look anything like me you almost feel you should apologize to the poor little petal: “Dear Mr. Fashion...

Bigger than words

I could be called a word man, I suppose — whether writing, reading, editing, teaching, or preaching, I’m dealing with words. And I like words. Love them, and the way they can be so expressive or descriptive or evocative. But sometimes words fail. How can...

Avoiding the Twin Dangers of False Body Images

Technology has enabled the creation of false, unhealthy images of beauty. Pictures in many magazines today are not real. They are altered depictions of people that often are no more accurate than the portraits produced by caricature artists. Thankfully, in recent...