Roger Bannister, 1954

There are not many plausible explanations for this: for many hundreds of years of running as sport, no one on earth could run a mile in under 4 minutes. And then in 1954, Roger Bannister could, and then lots more people could. 1400 and counting.

Maybe there was some critical…

The media diets of my teenagers and I don’t typically converge, I suppose because I can’t muster interest in a spray-tanned bachelorette dropping her kimono for one man and then switch to a bikini and do it again with another man the very next day but we do all share…

Regrets on the verge of dropping off my youngest at college

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One day not so many years ago, I read two long articles, back to back, on the role parents play in their children’s stress and success and I made a decision. When they came through the kitchen door that afternoon, I said, “Girls, I have a major announcement.” They looked…

Four Medium writers get personal on my podcast

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Recently, I invited a set of four Medium writers to trade love stories with me. How did you meet? What went wrong? How did you get to first base? I was wondering if the circumstances of falling in love play a part in how the relationship unfolds. I asked who…

If I were a dog, I’d be the kind that’s easier to shave down than to groom. I wear the same clothes all week and often get past noon before I put on a bra or look in a mirror. I am a woman who, in a pinch, goes to…

With Claire, who leaves for UVA in a month and would go tomorrow if she could

Susan Orlean, my thought partner on the podcast this week, writes on Medium and for The New Yorker about things like umbrella inventors, origami artists and treadmill desks. She is a curious lady and a great thinker. …

Come high water, come fires, come pandemics, riots and collapse, love happens. That’s what I’m noticing right now. We want each other. We were built for each other. Two at a time, parts come together and we make a thing and like weeds pushing through pavement, that thing finds the…

“You have earned this!” Gun Sale

I’ve been thinking a lot about how change happens. To help me unpack the mother of all topics, I invited a dozen really big thinkers (and feelers) to talk to me on Kelly Corrigan Wonders and at the end of each conversation, I summarized my takeaways. …

I’ve been thinking a lot about how change happens. To help me unpack the mother of all topics, I invited a dozen really big thinkers (and feelers) to talk to me on Kelly Corrigan Wonders and at the end of each conversation, I summarized my takeaways. …

I’ve been wondering about how change really happens. …

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New York Times bestselling author, host of new podcast: Kelly Corrigan Wonders and PBS show: Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan

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