Writing to Awaken

By Schuyler Brown
The Universe has a wicked sense of humor. That was my first thought when asked to review Mark Matousek’s new…

A Short History of Walking

By Jennifer Stitt
This is part of a series on solitude by Jennifer Stitt, a historian of modern American thought, culture, and politics…

Who’s Listening?

By Andrew Forsthoefel
Where would you find yourself if your need to be right and your addiction to certainty dissolved into a willingness…

Death Asks Us to Live Authentically

By Josh Korda
Death is inevitable. And may arrive even sooner than we dread. A truth is revealed in the precariousness of the human…

Even Larry is a Lesson

By Alex Tzelnic
In spiritual practice, everyone is your teacher. Yes, including Larry, who sat next to you in the meditation hall, interrupting…

The Play of Voices

By Theresa Sullivan 
Gregory Pardlo is the author of two full-length collections of poetry: Totem and Digest, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize…