i want to ask the happiest person in the world whether it was worth it, all the sacrifices he made … More

let me be

“dear god,” she prayed, “let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. let me be gay; … More

wrestle it to the ground

“closeness,” he said, surveying the congregation. “it’s easy to be close, but almost impossible to stay close. think about friends. … More

true mirrors.

some of us are surrounded by destructive people who tell us: we’re worthless when we’re endlessly valuable, that we’re stupid … More

blue elephants

when you’re a kid, you color with reckless abandon.  // you color outside the lines. // you color however you … More


island where all becomes clear. solid ground beneath your feet. the only roads are those that offer access. bushes bend … More

not anyone who says

not anyone who says, “i’m going to be careful and smart in matters of love,” who says, “i’m going to … More

emblaze academy

There are currently 6,650 students on charter school waitlists in the South Bronx, a community in which fewer than one … More

you will eat

you will eat, you will laugh at stupid things, you will stay up all night just to see what it … More

let us all unite

i’m sorry, but i don’t want to be an emperor. that’s not my business. i don’t want to rule or … More

compassion asks

compassion asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, » and then refuse « under any circumstance … More


everyone now and again wonders about those questions that have no ready answers: first cause, god’s existence, what happens when … More

fear and suffering

he who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears × michel de montaigne ×

to achieve great things

to achieve great things, two things are needed: °¹ a plan °² and not quite enough time × leonard bernstein ×

a lifetime to learn

the hardest thing in the world to do is to write straight honest prose on human beings. first you have … More

no apagues tu voz

  cómo lograste hacerme reír y llorar y sentir que ya empieza la fiesta, cómo lograste hacerme feliz lejos de … More

and refute it

if i were running a school, i’d have one standing assignment that would begin in the first grade and go … More

a brand new tSG.

// 6.5 years @ the spark group — Hi Friends, Six and a half years ago, The Spark Group was … More

the guest house

// this being human is a guest house. every morning a new arrival. a joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness … More