As someone who never looked on the bright side and always focused on the negatives, I know how changing your perspective on things can have a positive impact on your life. Particuarly when I was younger, if one wrong thing happened, it would ruin my whole day. It didn’t matter if I was out for […]
Two weeks ago, I spoke at a conference entitled “The Role of Academia and Religious Leaders in Relation to Refugees and the ‘Refugee Crisis,’” in Bratislava, Slovakia. One of the main questions of the conference was: what role do academics play in the refugee crisis? Are academics activists? Many conference presenters and attendees directly linked […]
A series of losses prompts s.e. smith to wonder why, if it’s inevitable, we tend to view death as failure.
Through my education I’d become a trusted source of specialized knowledge. But how could I become the kind of leader who is surrounded with people like me?
At the University of Washington Press Blog, author and Pacific Northwest environmentalist Kathleen Alcalá shares tips for making everyday life less wasteful and more community-minded.
“He kept to himself during the pre-game jostling and joking, doing his stretches and running silently, eyes fixed in the grass or in the darkening skies of the summer evening. He had a sense about him of ascetic dedication to his craft. He prepared for each game as a priest might prepare for mass.”
One of the web’s most successful food bloggers talks about her writing voice, holiday cooking, and more.