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.
Today, nearly everyone in the world chose not to kill anyone.
After watching another week of election-year shenanigans, my teen-aged daughter asked me a pretty adult question: “why are so many people so easily deceived? She was thinking of a particular set of people on one side of the political spectrum, but I thought bigger. The hard truth, after all, is that we’re all susceptible to …
An open letter to my daughters in which I wonder at what we're all made of.
Are you comfortable in your own skin? If so, you're not alone.
The long story of human evolution, in fewer than 800 words.
Dear Daughters, When it comes to our ability to take in information, we humans share a bunch of limitations. Our common genetic inheritance allows our eyes to see only in certain types of light, restricts our ears to hearing only certain sorts of sound, and establishes the relative sensitivity of our skin. Sure, each of …