Why children enchant us

The writer Marilyn McEntyre has put out a book on, of all things, lists. McEntyre takes what seems to be a completely practical task, and turns it into a spiritual exercise. She gives the insight that list-making does more than help us do things; it also, and more importantly, helps us see things. Like her…

Learning from Children (and Street Musicians)

It's a 10-year-old story, but it's as current as today's news. For it's a story about the human condition -- about our busy-ness, our need to always be somewhere, and how sometimes, in the process of rushing from one thing to the next, we miss the grace of the moment that is right in front of us.…