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Book Smell

What is the magic of libraries? How do they cultivate a “we are all in this together” ethos?

A Gala Done Right

Lots of fundraising galas get it wrong. Here are some highlights from one of my favorite events of the year, and the many ways that this organization gets it right.

“Am I pushy?”

A tragic school shooting, a student uprising, a question from my tween daughter, and the right kind of pushy

Go for the Gold… or maybe the Bronze

  With the 2018 Winter Olympics well underway, I’m reminded of a study I read years ago about the relative happiness of various medal winners. The study was reported on in the Washington Post’s Department of Human Behavior column, written by Dr. Shankar Vedantam. You...

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