Think Out Loud

"We do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience." -John Dewey

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Mmm, that’s good camel: on the pursuit of happiness

I’m obsessed with stories about much older people. I want to empathize with the thoughts and concerns of old age, because there are important clues there. Clues about what really … Continue reading

August 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

An education in suffering

In 2017 I traveled to Colombia to meet my biological family. One afternoon as I was standing in the courtyard of my paternal grandparents’ home, watching some local children assemble … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Getting Sick: A hero’s journey?

This past week I’ve been laid low with a vicious cold. My ear canals seemed to swell, sealing off the outside world and locking me in a painful bubble. The … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Write your values (A daily ritual)

This is the third installment in the Meaningfulness Project series, an essay project devoted to exploring a sense of purpose through long-term commitment to core values.   One quirk about me is … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · 3 Comments

Living the Good Life

This is the second installment in the Meaningfulness Project series, an essay project devoted to exploring a sense of purpose through long-term commitment to core values.   The Short Version The good … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Meaningfulness Project: A personalized curriculum for a meaningful life

The Short Version: The Meaningfulness Project is a writing series (in progress) about how I’m learning to live a meaningful life.  I think a “meaningful life” comes from long-term commitment to … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 4 Comments