I’ve always loved Houdini, not just because of what he did, but also because of what he stood for. He was a self-made man in a time when the idea of celebrity was still new, and he used his celebrity for good.
It starts this way: The worth of a job is not defined by what it allows you to do when you’re not working.
And yet, those who speak loudly and call anyone who disagrees with them a wimp often do a disservice to the cause they are promoting.
I wasn’t against becoming a dad: I’d had a good childhood, as childhoods go, and as role models, my imperfect parents were as good as or better than most.
It’s no mistake that the moment of impregnation is called conception: at first, parenthood is nothing more than an idea.
On sensitive issues, talk isn’t cheap – it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut.
There is not a great sense that the Americans know what they are doing, or are making much progress in Iraq. And there is satisfaction in seeing that the Iraqis are successful in resisting the United States.
Since governmental quotas expand bureaucratic power, provoke a backlash and are unfair to individuals, we need to find a better way to increase minority opportunities.
I grew up Jewish, became an atheist and a Marxist, and 28 years ago, at age 26, became a Christian.
Those who give of themselves rarely regret it.