A D-Day Lesson for Today

We reflect today and honor those who participated in World War II’s D-Day, the largest combined military operation in history. The man who led the invasion and took full responsibility for the outcome, in success or failure, leaves us with an important reminder: the power and the importance of optimism.

The Enduring Power of Experience and Hope

On Christmas day, the world lost one of the giants of the ecology and climate field. Dr. Tom Lovejoy managed to unite his many years of rigorous scientific research on biodiversity with climate activism, while giving back to his family and friends. I was inspired by both his work and his friendship.

Reflections on the Christmas Truce

As we near the end of the year, there is reason to reflect on other times of hardship and dislocation. We have reasons to seek perspective and to ponder, with gratitude, the many people today who are seeking to find the humanity in our unresolved problems.