Essays What I’ve Learned – and Haven’t – About Mindsets The New York Times, August 12, 2020 I’ve worked on having a growth mindset for a long time. But it sure isn’t easy. The Importance of Names The Los Angeles Times, August 25, 2019 My father and I visited Germany 80 years after he left – and what the trip told us about our own country Of Love, Loss and Basketball CoveyClub, July 2018 The nest isn’t really empty until they go to work. My essay about changes. Do you really have to go on college tours? The Washington Post, August 25, 2016 They’re expensive and repetitive – are they necessary? The Story You Can’t Publish – And Can’t Forget ASJA Monthly May 2014 I didn’t want to give up on my piece about Sandor Acs and his moment in history. But there were no takers. A Boy’s Dream as Slugger Moves to Town The New York Times, May 2, 2010 No one was more excited than my son when a Mets superstar moved into our town.