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Me Too

Me Too

By Tom Robotham   When I was working for Hearst Magazines in the early ‘90s I got to know Helen Gurley Brown, the iconic editor of Cosmopolitan. She was a formidable woman, but a bit of an enigma. On the one hand she spent her career advancing ideas that could be considered feminist: that women

A More Perfect Union

By Tom Robotham   We have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division and conflict and cynicism… . But if we do, I can tell you that in the next election, we’ll be talking about some other distraction. And then another one. And then another one. And nothing will


By Tom Robotham Donald Trump has made many revealing comments since that fateful day when he descended on the escalator in Trump Tower to announce his campaign. But his recent remark that terrorists are “losers” may be the most revealing of all. In Trump’s mind, there is nothing worse than being a “loser.” Of course,

Cultivating Empathy

By Tom Robotham   Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? ~ Henry David Thoreau   Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about empathy. We tend to regard it as a quality that some people have and others don’t. But it seems to me

Life Out of Balance

By Tom Robotham One night a few weeks ago, while I was scrolling through Facebook, a meme on a friend’s page caught my eye. At the top, printed over a photograph of a forest, were the words, “This is an antidepressant.” At the bottom, over a photo of some pharmaceuticals, were the words, “This is