The most important mind-changers aren't nuggets you'll note in a TED talk or even lessons you'll learn from a book. They're experiences that change who you are.
Telephones used to be attached to walls and transmit only voices. In some ways, that was better.
Nature and culture conspire to create people who are never quite complete. And it's a good thing, too.
In 1987, my parents sent me to a teen psychologist. Here's how that encounter went.
Whenever you think you can't do something, you should pause to ask what's really stopping you.
What my mother taught me to look for when I was tempted to lose patience with people.
As parents, we don't really create our children. We mostly try to keep them afloat.
The two basic types of English nouns point to two basically different types of knowledge. Here's what each can teach us about how to know each other.
In a world of scalable solutions and networked knowledge, parenting still feels messy and old fashioned--for good reason.
Note: the things I expect may not be exactly what you expected.