Thomas Walker

The Golden Era of American Railroads

Rail travel in America today leaves much to be desired. State-funded operator Amtrak has a well-earned reputation for slow, often late trains, running on inconvenient schedules and using outdated equipment. It wasn’t always like that. While browsing through an...

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The Value of Creative Solo Projects

The Value of Creative Solo Projects

Producing a solo work of art that beautifies your home can leave you with a wonderful daily reminder of your abilities. I learned this after arranging photos I’d taken over my couch to create an esthetically pleasing corner of my humble abode.  A few years ago, I...

Patrick Buggy’s Excellent Exercises for Self-Honesty

Patrick Buggy’s Excellent Exercises for Self-Honesty

For many people, being totally honest with themselves about their lack of progress toward their goals can be extremely uncomfortable. This is the opening point Patrick Buggy makes in his article “The Clarifying Power of Self-Honesty.” Self-honesty is a transformative...