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During the holidays, the “Gift of Nothing” beats boxes and boxes of stuff

Each morning of late, my 4-year-old granddaughter Devon and I have started the day reading a book together. ¬†She often picks a little book, “The Gift of Nothing” by Patrick McDonnell, that one of my graduate students gave me shortly … Continue reading

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When it comes to trust, we can learn something from the French

LE SAPPEY-EN-CHARTREUSE, France — The first time I witnessed the remarkable trust of the people of France’s mountainous east, I thought it must be an aberration. That was in March 2007. I’d gone skiing with a French family during our … Continue reading

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