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

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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 · 4 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

People’s history and Sanders’ presidential run

As the 2016 U.S. presidential election approaches, debates, gaffes and email debacles loom larger in the media. With more voters actively supporting non-establishment candidates and relative outsiders, the tone of U.S. politics … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ideal industry: Steel and Cradle to Cradle ‘nutrient’ cycles

This photo of a steel foundry is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Steel is currently the world’s most recycled material. Unlike many plastics and paper materials, steel does not necessarily degrade … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Study says you can’t live forever … naturally

In this photo taken by Drew Kelly for The Wall Street Journal, Ray Kurzweil, famed transhumanist, inventor and author of “The Singularity Is Near” and other books, poses for a … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 1 Comment