I hang out around a lot of effective altruists. People that genuinely want to know how they can best help others. Many of them are motivated primarily …
On happiness Frigid oceans Last winter I visited Ericeira for an off-the-grid, solo retreat. Ericeira is a cute little surf town off the Portuguese coa…
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 …
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…
Everyone hates me The incidence of narcissistic personality disorder is nearly three times as high for people in their 20s and early 30s as for the gen…
Saliva as the novel frontier of liquid biopsy