The many faces of Andrea Kihlstedt
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We Are All Sparrows


My friend Maria Hoehn, a professor at Vassar, helped organize an event last night to get the Vassar community to think about how they might help with the Syrian refugee crisis. Every day for some time now, the Syrians who are fleeing their country have been on my mind too. But what I might do seems paltry … read more »

The Discipline and Practice of Gratitude


Have you ever gone out of your way to do something nice for someone and not been thanked? How did that feel? Conversely, how do you feel when someone lets you know that they both notice and appreciate your help? Stop reading for a few seconds and conjure up those feelings. Pull back that slightly bitter … read more »

One of the Most Important Life Lessons I’ve Learned

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Are you Conscious and Competent? Or are You Creative?

I've been … read more »

How to Say Hello to Strangers and Why it Feels So Good

I had … read more »

Does it Pay to Be a Snitch?

I was … read more »

Paid Back in Full Without Receiving a Dime

I took the … read more »

My Doctor Doesn’t Touch Me Any More

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Are You a Scatterbrain?

The other … read more »

On Race and Fear: The Power of Context

I've been … read more »