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The urgent necessity of failure

No one likes it, no one looks for it. But if you don’t fail, you don’t learn. Part of the problem is that we’re taught that success is what matters most, we applaud achievements, we laud those who get things done. 922 more words

Faith And Failure

On Character, and it's Worth

I recently finished reading David Brooks’ ‘Road to Character.’ I was particularly interested in this book because I was profoundly moved and transformed by his last work, ‘The Social Animal’ when I read it a few years ago. 587 more words


The Vocabulary of Spiritual Growth

Recently, as a birthday gift, my son took me to a lecture by David Brooks, New York Times columnist, commentator on PBS News Hour and Meet the Press,  and author of… 425 more words

Living As Apprentices

Tapping into "Adam II" on Shemini Atzeret

Over the next several days the various Nobel Prizes will be announced, so I thought it would be worthwhile to refresh our memories of the origins of the Prize. 1,362 more words

I am New York Times columnist David Brooks and this is my treehouse.

Last week, columnist David Brooks showed up in our office unannounced with what looked like a millipede but he referred to as a “creepy-crawler.” He threatened to put it in our mouths when we were sleeping if we didn’t allow him to write a guest column on this blog. 336 more words


Touchstone - A Full Pantry

2 October 2015

It occurred to me that there were two sets of virtues, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace.

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The Road to Character

In my post of January 26, 2012, I offered some of the great quotations on character.  When I was tutoring, each week I would put a quotation on a 3″ x 5″ card for the student(s).   235 more words

David Brooks