Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once theyve learned the rules.
By: Anna Quindlen
Here is the real domino theory - gay man to gay man, bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby, they all fall down and someday it will come to you.
Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle.
Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around.
After all those years as a woman hearing not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough, almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, Im enough.
Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed.
The problem... is emblematic of what hasnt changed during the equal opportunity revolution of the last 20 years. Doors opened; opportunities evolved. Law, institutions, corporations moved forward. But many minds did not.
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognize one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat.
The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But youd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools.
Somewhere between a third and a quarter of all people living in America today were born between 1946 and 1965 and if you think youre tired of hearing about us, you should try being one of us.
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