This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.
It takes courage to say I don't know, because not knowing can make you feel insecure and inferior. This is the paradox, you have to be confident enough to let yourself be insecure for you to be able to be creative.
Does your son or daughter play Minecraft? And do you stand before that screen wondering what it's all about, and how it's possible that your kid doesn't get dizzy from moving around this blocky world so quickly?
If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.
Bartending: my top choice of jobs writers should have in their past. In my 30s, I worked for four years at Winnie's Pub in Mission Hill, where I received a doctorate in men, alcoholism, racial politics, class, sexual politics and sexual harassment.
The smartphone has become as ubiquitous as any organ in the human body. And while I strongly believe that as a tool (it is perhaps the most miraculous thing created on the planet), I'm also cognizant of it having made us into actual cyborgs.
Not long after that Passover, my father offered my cousin $150 for the guitar and a small amp. The tools of great change had come, and my future now lay before me. And all of this came with no self-discipline whatsoever.
As I prepare to deliver twin boys in two weeks -- I am 41 myself, and these are my first children -- I want to keep in mind the several sweet and profound ways in which my painter, poet, creative-director father enriched my world and my self-esteem through advice and direction.
We are clearly in good company when we speak to the necessity of fostering a child's creative development, and we embrace the essential role of music in cultivating that innate creative capacity within each of us.
We must invest all the resources and energy we can into creating an educational culture that values not only excellence in math and science, but excellence in creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
When it comes down to it, your relationship with your mom is probably the most significant in your life because, well, she was the first person you met! I say significant instead of important, life-changing, or loving because every mother/child relationship is different.
A wet day pairs with creativity, a cold day comes with drive and productivity, and a warm day encourages reflection and growth, but any day can be paired with a bit of sun -- an opportunity to say thank you and feel joy.