Special Features

August 5, 2019

Just a Moment

How long does a moment last? In reality, it's just one specific point in time. But in our hearts and minds, a moment can last forever. Click the links below to read how just one moment has shaped some deeply...
July 29, 2019

Coffee and Community

There's something for everyone in a coffee shop. From their caffeinated beverages to their comfy couches, coffee shops are both a delicious experience and a place to build local community. We hope you enjoy this collection of stories inspired by...
July 16, 2019

Travel

Monty Python’s Michael Palin has said, “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected for the rest of my life.” There’s nothing like a good trip to see the...
July 7, 2019

Addiction and Recovery

The long road of recovery can include deep and thoughtful introspection by those battling addiction. Through their essays, several contributors share their inspiring beliefs and experiences.  Click the links below to read their statements. Living in Manageable Moments The Serenity...
July 3, 2019

Independence Day

When the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Many essayists for This I Believe share that dedication to the principles on which our country was created. Click the links...
June 24, 2019

A Passion for Sports

We are in the middle of the Women's World Cup, and baseball season is in full swing. But you don't have to play sports in front of a national audience to learn life lessons that come from physical activity and...
June 19, 2019

Saying Goodbye

Sometimes a goodbye is a casual comment to a colleague we’ll see tomorrow. Other times we say farewell to a loved one we’ll never see again. The moments of transition that we mark with a see you soon, a goodbye,...
June 11, 2019

Fatherhood

In honor of Father's Day, we offer this selection of essays about fatherhood—from the fathers who influenced us, to the fathers we hope to become. Click the links below to read how fathers and fatherhood have inspired some of our...
June 3, 2019

Lost and Found

It was J.R.R. Tolkein who wrote "Not all those who wander are lost." And we might add that not all those who are lost need to be found. For some, getting lost is just an unexpected opportunity for something new...