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How fantasy helps us appreciate the past

How fantasy helps us appreciate the past

These beloved fantasies, despite their differences in tone and setting, all have one thing in common. In each case, the great battle has already been fought. Aragorn’s quest to reclaim the throne of Gondor and help ...

The art and meaning of Chinese knot tying

The art and meaning of Chinese knot tying

Chinese knot tying is an ancient craft. It has been dated back to prehistoric civilizations and was later popularized during the Tang and Ming Dynasties. The art of tying knots continues to develop today as ...

Celebrating: Beethoven’s Preludes

Celebrating: Beethoven’s Preludes

Ludwig van Beethoven is a household name. His infamous classical music is suffused with emotion. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential composers of all time; every composition is a ...

Rickrolling guy is a good sport who’s aging well

Rickrolling guy is a good sport who’s aging well

You’ve got to love a star who doesn’t take himself seriously. Once upon a time in the 80s, Rick Astley was atop the pop charts with big hits in many countries. He combined a red-haired boyish ...

A selfless sacrifice

A selfless sacrifice

Professor Janusz Korczak risked his life in an attempt to save 192 Jewish children, targeted by the Nazis in Germany's Treblinka concentration camp. Seventy-six years later, the story of his sacrifice is a timeless inspiration. Janusz ...

You Are Here Thinking About What’s Right in America

You Are Here Thinking About What’s Right in America

Amid this holiday season of reflection, I’m thinking about America’s future. A new poll from Gallup serves up some sobering data regarding how young Americans feel about their country. Gallup asked the question, “Do you think the ...