Master at overcoming adversity: In memoriam, Bill Withers (1938-2020)

Today, we mourn the death of Soul/R&B singer/songwriter Bill Withers, who died on March 30th. If his name doesn’t immediately ring a bell for you, he sang such classics as “Lean on Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” and “Just the Two of Us.” I think anyone my age or older has heard these songs back in […]

Surviving Anxiety


I’ve tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation’s most common mental illness. I’ve finally settled on a pre-talk regimen that enables me to avoid the weeks of anticipatory misery that the approach of a public-speaking engagement would otherwise produce. Read the full article here: