In sociologist Brené Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability and shame, she relates the story of a man who comes up to her at a book signing and asks why she doesn’t write about men. She just doesn’t, she says. He retorts, that’s convenient, leaving Brown a bit flummoxed. But then, in a moment of deep vulnerability, […]Read more "What’s the Harm in Teaching Men to be Tough?"
It was suggested to me by a friend, Rajeev Goyal of http://www.PushforPeaceCorps.org, that I reach out to former Senator and Peace Corps Associate Director under JFK and LBJ — the Honorable Harris Wofford. Before I did so, I wanted to read his book Indi…Read more "Clare and Harris Wofford’s India Afire"
My dear auntie Gita posted a question on Buzz, remarking on the sadness of searching for a teacher — I commented: http://www.google.com/buzz/gita.madhu/1NDBJpprn66/The-search-for-a-Guru-is-rather-sad-One-drowningRead more "Vishada Yoga"
This earlier post on media bias led me to think, perhaps it’s best to abandon objectivity altogether, and instead be totally, even painfully, subjective — but with self-awareness. Also, it reminded me that this blog is itself is a media outlet of…Read more "What’s my bias?"
I had an interesting conversation with a friend and freelance reporter for NPR last night. She will rename nameless here — interesting when a blogger has to protect the anonymity of a journalist source, isn’t it? In any case, she told me she felt…Read more "Media bias in America including this blog"
At least, it works as a piece of creative pop philosophy, along the lines of Nicholas Negroponte’s Being Digital. Both books stimulate thought while affirming the conviction and creativity of its author and offering some fresh insight into the nat…Read more "Quick Review of You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier"