Below is a piece of fiction I wrote when I was living in Bogotá in 2014. It was very much inspired by Dave Eggers’ Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the…
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Today: 1. Wendell Berry: The Work of Local Culture (Part 1) 2. Let’s Stop Calling Everything We Don’t Like a Conspiracy Theory 3. My Flamboyant Grandson…
A guiding principle often associated with doctors and medical students is one I was taught as well when studying journalism: first, do no harm. The…
For different sleuths
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Today: 1. Legendary Producer Rick Rubin on Creativity as a Way of Being 2. Rick Rubin: How to Access Your Creativity 3. Algorithms Don’t Feel. Data…
There’s a section on contrarianism in the Michael Ignatieff essay I shared the other day. It stood out to me for a few reasons: I’d already created a…
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Today: 1. The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling 2. How to Pursue Truth in Six Steps 3. Epistemological Panic, or Thinking for Yourself 4. Inside the…
In my experience, writing is like opening a door that leads to a room with more doors, and then repeating this process until it feels like I’ve opened…
Today: 1. Grief Made Me a Person 2. Dr. Sam Harris: Using Meditation to Focus, View Consciousness & Expand Your Mind 3. The Year the West Erased Women…
One of the things I’ve learned about myself over the years is that taking a break from writing really just means finding other, less writerly ways to…

December 2022

I woke up early this morning prepared to put in my last day of work before the new year. Then I saw an email instructing me to take the day off if I'd…
One of my favorite things about Christmas and December is experiencing the accumulation of layers. The layers that form from life plus time. This is…
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