The term “gift economy” is gaining currency. It is an umbrella business model with a game-changing worldview.
"Come to the forest to visit me Down by the roots of a tree Waste not your tears on cold stone graves Water a flower for me..."
A simple note can nourish your child's heart and mind.
After 400 years of American conquest, the rags-to-riches stories are still the exception, not the rule. Is everyone else just not trying hard enough?
This poem was inspired by Syrian activist Michel Kilo's story of a child born in prison.
What are human rights? What standards are they based on? Who enforces them? Shouldn’t I get a vote as a global citizen?
Nature offers more than one way for a seed to come to life.
As with a rainbow, certain conditions must be present to produce petrichor.
Is it really the "best" in all the land? A superlative communicates authority and commands attention, especially when used realistically.
From crude, sticky beginnings, both amber and ambergris have become precious commodities with romantic trade histories.
Sanctions are a potentially powerful tool of foreign policy that require clear, efficient mandates with ongoing evaluation and accountability.
The delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were men of learning, leadership, and prestige. With compromise and foresight, they designed a system that is both bureaucratic and democratic.
The etymological root of this word links its dual meanings of gemstones and a skin condition. Carbuncles---little coals--continue to spark interest!
This overview of the legal parameters of adulthood addresses topics including parental authority, civic rights, consumer privileges, and the age of consent.
Mark Twain's "The Story of the Good Little Boy Who Did Not Prosper" satirically portrays the failure of the American dream. His short story is a window into post-Industrial Revolution American culture, seen through the eyes of a "good little boy" who becomes a martyr to the Puritan work ethic.