Impossible Vacation by Spalding Gray My rating: 4 of 5 stars Okay, Impossible Vacation doesn't really work as a novel. It reads like one of Gray's monologues. And if you've heard Monster in a Box or Sex and Death at Age 14, then the protagonist, Brewster North, his mother, and his journey, will be familiar … Continue reading And Don’t Forget to Pack Your Neuroses
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam My rating: 4 of 5 stars According to Robert Putnam's book, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, the communal working class suburb is an anomaly in a nation increasingly governed by the old Groucho Mark joke, "I don't want … Continue reading Friends don’t let Friends Bowl Alone
Opening Mindsets an interview with Stanford University professor Dr. Carol Dweck conducted by Nada Djordjevich for On the Page magaazine. Dr. Carol Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, answered questions posed by OtP editor Nada Djordjevich. Dr. Dweck is a recognized leader in the study of personality and the … Continue reading On Developing a Growth Mindset
When I left New York City to move back to California, it was in part, because as an avid cyclist I found it difficult to navigate the city and felt walled in by concrete. Recently I returned to find that the city had changed dramatically. Two years ago when I had visited, the City Bikes … Continue reading On visiting New York
Nada Djordjevich is a writer, educator, and consultant living in California. She has more than 15 years experience working to improve schools, communities, and arts organizations. She has procured more than $30 million in funding to improve equity and outcomes for children, youth and families in high poverty neighborhoods.