On Speaking and Keeping Silent

On Speaking and Keeping Silent

The conversation was flowing as usual at a dinner with friends when suddenly my friend grew very angry. I did not see this outburst coming. He asked a question about the recent national election, which I responded to in a very polite manner. He accused me of a lack of...
Beware of Your Inner Circles

Beware of Your Inner Circles

“No man is an island.” John Donne wrote those words four centuries ago, and they are as true now as they were then, except we don’t believe them anymore. Today, more and more of us are beginning to define our nuclear families and our carefully chosen circle of friends...