If you need a little motivation to get you going today, look no further. This weekend, history was made at the New York City Half Marathon after a blind man by the name of Thomas Panek completed the race with the support of guide dogs. Visually impaired runners have finished … [Read more...] about This blind man finished the New York City Half Marathon using three guide dogs
Freeing yourself from fear helps build the physical strength needed to fight disease and engage fully with life. David Servan-Schreiber | April/May 2010 issue I received a moving letter from a friend. “Big shock in October: breast cancer. Eighteen months of treatment. I’ll … [Read more...] about The power of hope
Two tales about the magic of music. Paulo Coelho | April/May 2010 issue The stand-in singer (Sent by Murali) The story goes that tickets were all sold out for the presentation by a famous tenor, but on the big day, with the house filled to capacity, it was discovered that a … [Read more...] about The song remains the same
Filmmaker Johan Kramer finds inspiration in the financial crisis. Max Christern | Sept/Oct 2009 issue A Japanese woman walks two dogs along a winding path in a well-groomed park. The dogs sniff around the bushes as the woman walks patiently behind, plastic bags in hand, … [Read more...] about Tales of the credit crunch
James Geary | Sept/Oct 2009 issue Every polished surface conceals a mirror. Whatever shines—the blade of a knife, the curve of another person's eye—is intent on reflection. Desperate for attention, these things seem to think the best way to get it is to display us to ourselves. … [Read more...] about Mirrors would do well to reflect a little longer before sending back images.