Special Features

December 11, 2017

Lessons Learned From Cancer

A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating, yet the days and weeks that follow can bring a newfound clarity to one’s life. This week, we offer these essays that explore what women and families have discovered about their beliefs in...
December 4, 2017

Sewing And Knitting

It’s work that can be functional, creative or meditative.  It takes patience, care and attention to detail.   Whether it’s darning an old sock, or crafting a piece of fabric art, these essayists believe in their skills with knitting and sewing...
October 30, 2017

At the Library

The public library is so much more than a place to borrow books. For many people, it's a window to the world. From toddler story time and book club groups, to Internet access and neighborhood events, libraries are essential for...
October 2, 2017

Play Ball

As America’s favorite pastime, baseball inspires devoted fans and bitter rivalries as well as life-guiding beliefs. Click the links below to read how the game has influenced the beliefs of these essayists. Appreciating the Moment Finding Out What's Under Second...
September 3, 2017

The Importance of Neighbors

This week, we experienced the power of neighbors helping neighbors as Hurricane Harvey deluged Texas. Whether we know them well or keep them at arm's length, neighbors are an important part of our community. Click the links below to learn...
August 11, 2017

The Sounds of Silence

Most of us are constantly exposed to noise every day: ringing phones, passing traffic, and chattering people. But one thing we rarely hear in our modern world is silence. Click on the links below to read why these essayists believe...
August 2, 2017

Family Members In Military Service

For many, there is a tremendous pride that comes from having a family member serve in the military. At the same time there can be heartache, loneliness and a constant fear for the safety of that son or daughter, sister...
July 18, 2017

Our Animal Companions

It’s hard to beat the friendship of a loyal pet. Whether a big, old dog, or a spunky, young kitten, or some exotic species, a relationship with a beloved pet can be as deep and fulfilling as anything we can...
June 30, 2017

Classical Music Stars of the 1950s

For the original version of This I Believe, host Edward R. Murrow invited a number of classical music artists to share their beliefs. Their essays reach beyond their profession to explore their thoughts about the world of the 1950s. Click...