I teach at Dartmouth College, famous among other things for having provided a home to the author Theodore Geisel (aka "Dr. Seuss") during his formativ...
As I watched Donald Trump's press conference on Wednesday morning, a performance reminiscent of PT Barnum, I was reminded of a different Dr. Seuss masterwork: Yertle the Turtle.
Asked to explain his political views, Theodor Geisel -- better known as Dr. Seuss -- once said that he was "against people who push other people around." Were he alive today, he would surely be using his sharp pen to make fun of Donald Trump.
For any child, living inside imaginary lands offers an escape, a place to pass the time. For a transgender girl struggling with questions of identity, the ability to imagine a place where people see her for who she is, treat her as a girl, and loves her as a daughter becomes essential for her survival.
Theodore Roosevelt once said, "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
Tired of red carpets, awards shows, insulting debates, boring Town Halls and droning political pundits? Check out the newest incarnation of the Egyptian boy wonder at The Discovery of King Tut exhibit.
Last week as schools celebrated the 112th anniversary of your birth, kids across America came to school dressed as The Cat in the Hat or The Lorax or Thing One and Thing Two. No doubt you would have loved the honor, but I'm pretty sure you would not have been a fan of what's happening these days in our schools.
There's the impatient saying, TUT TUT; the orchestral term TUTTI; the Olde English game TUT ball. And then of course there's our old pal King TUT. ...
If you're still not quite ready to say goodbye to the 2015 holiday season, why not consider swinging by Universal Studios Hollywood this weekend? Where -- thanks to Ron Howard's The Grinch -- this theme park finally has a Christmas to call its own.
Back in the 1980s, before working as a full time watercolor artist ate up every ounce of my creative time and energy, I...
Deep in the Texas desert, some people say, if you look deep enough you can still see today, where Planned Parenthood once stood just as long as it could before somebody lifted women's rights away.
If you have a serious traveler in your life you probably know that the only thing that gets them more excited than a plane ticket is something tha...
My friend James has sculpted a big glorious life out of clay mixed of abundance and brilliance. He buys, grows, sells, creates and sculpts companies. He grows people too. He teaches them how to be better versions of themselves, with his wisdom.
I grew up on a diet of books by the master rhymer, Dr. Seuss. I devoured Green Eggs and Ham, the Sneetches and that crazy cat on the loose. As a teacher for 20 years, I did lots of rug read alouds. Rhyme sure does please the little listener crowds.
In a bit over a year, on election day, we will have the opportunity to build a highway of consensus over those stubborn Zax, and drive far beyond the Beltway of Prax. Just watch out for the Sneetches on your way.
When I was in junior high school I excelled in literature and math. You know -- fractions, algebraic equations, and Venn diagrams. Economics, not so much. Too many theories, too abstract. It wasn't concrete.