Posts Tagged ‘friendship’

Healing from sexual violence: How friends and family can help

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Every 73 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S., which means it’s likely that you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence. Talking about sexual assault is hard. For many survivors, the reaction of the first person they disclose to, often a friend or family member can have a huge effect on their Read more

Studying the humanities makes us better citizens

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

My good friend John von Heyking published a marvelous book in 2016, The Form of Politics: Aristotle and Plato on Friendship. The book argues for something important: We should recover a sense that politics is not about a partisan competition or any effort to win by defeating somebody else. Politics is friendship—and really the highest Read more

If you don’t like your children’s friends …

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Chances are you are going to loathe at least one of your kid’s friends, sometimes for no good reason, but this is one situation where you have to tread very carefully. 1. Never admit it. That’s the fastest way to make them infinitely more attractive to toddlers and teenagers. If you want to change a Read more

Sometimes it’s better to shut up

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

It was a honking big needle the nurse held up as my very sick friend pulled up his sleeve. I really, really don’t like needles, but I stayed by his chair as the nurse pushed the needle into the underside of his upper arm, because that was a spot that wasn’t all bruised from IV Read more