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July 22, 2022

There Is No Such Thing as Too Much Barbecue

Restaurant critic Jason Sheehan has a passion for barbecue with all the homemade fixings on the side. He believes barbecue unites us, comforts us and is the only thing he can’t get enough of.
May 1, 2020

Dance Is Life

Although he makes his living with words, poet Fred D'Aguiar is enthralled by dance: from the physicality of the art, to its powers to inspire and heal. D’Aguiar believes dance can be a source for peace, if we all join in and move to the global groove.
July 13, 2016

Disrupting My Comfort Zone

With movies like A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to his credit, Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer could rest on his laurels. But that’s not for him. Grazer believes in disrupting his comfort zone.
June 2, 2015

Why My Best Friend Is a Book

Writing about beliefs is hard. It makes you reach deep into your soul and truly look at what is there. It requires time and effort, and then it smacks you in the face and someone in the background says “Oh,...
March 3, 2015

Life or Something Like It

I believe in movies. I believe film has the power to take possession of people and drag them into another world. Cinema detaches me from reality and I’m placed in these stories so deeply all of my senses are involved....
October 14, 2014

Emotions from Music

I believe in what music can offer to us as human beings. Music is listened to all over the world and brings out many emotions through its rhythm and beat. It is not something that is simply put on to...
August 4, 2014


As a young child, the thought of a jolly old man with rose cheeks in an oversized red suede jumpsuit coming down your chimney in the middle of the night to put presents under your beautifully lite Christmas tree is...
April 18, 2014


I believe in not filling your life with unnecessary things. Strip your life down to what you need, what is healthy for you, and not just what you want to acquire or do because you’re bored. Thoreau said that “When...
April 7, 2014

Fresh Pair of Kicks

I believe that it is a must to always wear a fresh pair of kicks. This has been my belief since I was in 5th grade. That was back when running faster than everyone meant being the coolest; I knew...