Of all the members of his close knit Ukrainian family, Jeff Swain most uncannily resembles his Uncle Albie, who was also a runner.
Jeff Swain defines ‘unconquered,’ with some help from his friends: William Ernest ‘Captain of My Soul’ Henley and Tom Petty.
The Beatles, The Bible, and the Sanskrit word for bliss: Jeff Swain explains how by following our bliss, we find our purpose.
Long-distance runner Jeff Swain loses himself in the Allegheny Forest.
Rituals we perform for good luck are known as sorcery, and actions we avoid out of superstition are taboos.
Does self-image ultimately determine how the body will perform?
What can we learn from ancient myths about grief and mourning in the present?
What the cockfighter and the artist have in common is what they put on the line.
My dad once had me prove I went to church by explaining that Sunday’s sermon.
In this Catholic rite of passage, becoming a man permanently alters a boy’s relationship to his father.
In August, 1976, five kids from Northeast Philly were going to be the heroes who saved Rock and Roll.
To be free of the lifelong effects of a childhood failure, Albie had to do more than remember what happened.
Jeff Swain’s new column on The Good Life explores the myths that tell the story of what it is to be a human being.