Once upon a time, I was on a flight from Mexico to the US. I had my earbuds in and was doing a pretty good job of tuning out airplane life. But then I…
Each of these posts made my eyes well up for different reasons this week. Do me a favor. Click on the last link below and read the full Charles…
First of all: I know. Ukraine. I'm seeing and not wanting to see everything you're seeing and not wanting to see. And what can one say in response to…
A great way to avoid discomfort and escape uncertainty is to form a swift and immovable opinion. And by "great" I mean "awful." A much better way, I…
Below are a few things that I felt were worth appending to my February 19 post. I watched the first one, a talk by the journalist Mónica Guzmán, a few…
“No worthy problem is ever solved in the plane of its original conception.” That's the short story writer George Saunders misquoting Einstein. The story…
Below you’ll find another take on misinformation. This one is from Matthew Yglesias, who says there's no evidence to support the idea that…
Joe Rogan is a podcaster. He appears to work out a lot. I believe he also does some other things, such as stand-up comedy, BJJ, and smoke weed. You may…
I’m still posting most of my new writing over at Ghost Stories. But I’m going to leave lists of links to other people’s work here from time to time…
My new Substack.
Beware of what is lost to shortcuts.
A digital time capsule.