The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice. But it doesn’t bend on its own.
Reposting from a 2015 blog. It’s starting to dull in our minds, whether we admit it or not. The further we get from it, the less we grieve. The trauma becomes less […]
It’s probably not the essay you think it will be.
Tocqueville wrote of an America in its infancy. And he was wrong. His assessment of America in adulthood is as it could only have been when it was written; one of many […]
Baseball, the game, has never been enough. It’s slow. It crawls along at a pace that’s never been able to keep anyone’s attention. When we go to the ballpark, we go with […]
“That’s not what we do here. But we are doctors Lieutenant. We won’t turn you away.” That’s what the British research physician told me when I wandered into her malaria clinic in East Africa […]
Last week a friend told me he had to leave his men’s Bible study group. He could stomach it when they were a “just the flu” crowd. But now they’ve graduated into […]
It took us a little time to figure out how to fit the Coronavirus pandemic into a fully formed political debate. We’ve hit our stride pretty quickly though. It turns out it […]
Rob Wiblin’s 80,000 Hours team has a goal of identifying the skill bottlenecks keeping us from solving the world’s most pressing problems. Yesterday he sent out an important question to the universe via Twitter. […]
(This is from a Twitter thread that grew into an essay. I’m pretty active in that domain so if interested feel free to follow here.) From a covid19 response perspective, there’s been […]