But each list — while perhaps jaunty and pithy and quick — contains a rich stack of ideas to linger over, loiter with and think about. So read and push pause on your life and listen to the music in your head.
The following systems, however, are the real engineering marvels of our time. They enable us to expand our reach, explore, discover, communicate and live healthy, high-quality lives.
Top 10 American Songs
I know what you think of when I say the words University of Notre Dame du Lac.
Top 10 American Foods
As a teacher of writing for 25 years, I have learned some lessons.
Composed one morning while getting everyone out the door, aware that, no matter what, we will still be late to school/work/practice/whatever.
Irony, Imagination, Hope.
Because I said so
10 Trends We Need to Bring Back; From Frontier to Suburbs in 10 Easy Steps; Things No One Ever Told Me.
I lost my friend Devin for several hours the last night of sophomore year at Notre Dame. I don’t mean that euphemistically. We actually lost him, like a North Face jacket at Finny’s bar or an untethered child at Disney World. There one moment and gone the next.
Woody Allen once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” I believe God has a sense of humor and plays practical jokes on us all the time. Jokes I like to call: Unwritten Rules.
A Dozen Things Every Home Should Have; What’s in My Car; In My Parents’ Basement.
Two Americas. It’s become customary to think of ourselves as a divided people, at least since John Edwards’ stump speech in the 2004 race for the Democratic presidential nomination when he lumped us into haves and have-nots. But thanks to author Susan Cain, I’m beginning to think our great divide isn’t economic.