A brief reflection on the otherworldly importance of each of us—and why you should do your homework.
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.
In adolescence, we all seek to innovate. By middle age, we're more likely to like traditions. And in some ways, we're right all along.
In a world where information is everywhere, it's increasingly important to know who's feeding you what, why, and how.
Reflections on telling nonfiction from nonsense.
No matter how well you know a thing now, it will likely look different to you someday, after your next existential transition.
There's a very real sense in which words have conjured the world as we know it. Which is why we should treat them with care.
If you want to understand yourself better, ask your father. He's an expert on the subject of you.
Your life is a story you get to write. You have to be true to the hard realities, but there's room for artistic license.
Twenty years ago, I learned how little I really know--through a chance encounter outside a library with perhaps the smartest man I've ever met.