One year of “Borsalino Tests” It’s been exactly one year since I published my first essay on this newsletter, The Lead Domino. 26 essays later, I want to take the time to reflect on what this project has meant to me. I have spent a significant amount of time thinking about the f…
A brief history of blood, sweat and tears So humans are a peculiar species. You probably knew that. What you may not have realized is how many specific…
Ebb and flow In line at the coffee shop It’s a bright morning. I'm well-rested and woke up before the alarm rang. I get ready to hit my local coffee sh…
Longing for water to carry Permaculture and the exoticism of work Some of my hippier friends in Lisbon rave about permaculture. I find that area of int…
Vodka soda and the meaning of freedom Ballpark rituals Wrigley Field has been the beloved home of the Chicago Cubs for more than a century. During my b…
Mid-year reflections 2021 This is the first year I decided to do a thorough mid-year review. It’s usually enough for me to review my goals once a year,…
Current favorite questions How can I become a calmer and more compassionate decision-maker? Who is a calm, compassionate decision-maker A calm decision…
The war we lost The most significant challenge of our species For the past six decades or so political and scientific institutions proved to be complet…
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