The Responsibility of Hope

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy   12 years ago I was home from college for the summer, and took in the 2004 Democratic National Convention with my parents. I wasn’t particularly interested in politics (I was 21 and hadn’t yet had an opportunity to vote in a presidential election) […]


I can’t give a big enough endorsement for the podcast, “Presidential.” Put on by The Washington Post, the series deep dives into the life, leadership style, historical context, and legacy of each American President, devoting one episode to each and releasing them in chronological order. Check it out here. I just finished the Teddy Roosevelt episode, and these are my […]