Are You an Existentialist?

Are You an Existentialist?

I recently received a letter from an Atlanta Falcons player who told me he quit the NFL not long after reading my book The Secret of Shelter Island. “I realized I was living someone else’s dream, not mine,” he said. “The truth is I...

The Only Thing That Really Matters

Why do some folks look back on their lives and say they wouldn’t change much? Or anything? Is there a formula? Some mix of love, work, habits, or attitudes that offers the best chance of a well-lived life? Researchers at Harvard have been examining this question...

The literature of truth

According to Dr. Jon D. Miller, Director of the Center for Biomedical Communications, the number of scientifically literate adults in the U.S. has doubled over the past 20 years. The bad news? That only gets us up to 20 percent. Only 48 percent of Americans know that...

The Beginning of Wisdom

I watched in horror as my 11-year-old daughter Hannah plunged 150 feet down Cheakamus Canyon toward the river raging below. My wife Karen and I had both tried to talk her out of it. But she wouldn’t be dissuaded. She wanted to jump. Of course, she was attached...