Learning for Life

Musings on being a perpetual autodidact


This GIF of day and night on Earth as seen from Space is strangely calming


DMT and the Soul of Prophecy: An Interview with Rick Strassman

Psychiatrist Dr. Rick Strassman was the first scientist to conduct U.S. government-approved and funded human research


What True Learning Is: Louis Agassiz as a Teacher


“When I sat me down before my tin pan, Agassiz brought me a small fish, placing it before me with the rather stern requirement that I…


Making your own Menorah is no longer a Pipe Dream!


With the Jewish Diwali aka Hanukkah well nigh upon us, I was looking to provide my 7 year old son Uriel with a maker angle on the…


Birthing a Mother: Surrogacy in Israel


Dr. Elly Teman’s superb ethnography Birthing a Mother is the pioneering inquiry into the intimate experience of gestational surrogate motherhood.


Robert Sapolsky on Stress: An Interview

Robert Sapolsky is a Professor of Biological Sciences and Neurology at Stanford University. He is the author of Why Zebras Don…


Searching for Magic in India and Silicon Valley: An Interview with Daniel Kottke

Daniel Kottke was Apple’s first employee, assembling the company’s earliest kit computers with


Working Undercover in a Slaughterhouse: an interview with Timothy Pachirat

Timothy Pachirat, is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst


Philosophy is the ever-present training of the individual soul in wonderment at existence


Socrates: Surely you’re following, Theaetetus; it’s my impression at any rate that you


MetaBook: Imagining the Book of the Future

What if eink had paper’s texture and dimensionality?


The Book — a physical entity, a deep bandwidth invention that…


This Too Shall Pass: Tracing an Ancient Jewish Folktale


What do Abraham Lincoln, The Ben Ish Chai from Baghdad, Fariduddin Attar, and Anton Chekhov have in common?


The Loneliest Human in the Universe

Al Worden on Flying to the Moon and Coming Back to Earth


Col. Al Worden is an Astronaut, Engineer and the Command Module


David Kelley, founder of IDEO and Stanford’s d.school, on How To Do Design Thinking


David Kelley presents a universal method for generating creative breakthroughs. I interviewed


Don’t waste your time on the trivial

Richard Koch on applying Pareto’s 80/20 principle to life


Richard Koch is an Entrepreneur and Investor and bestselling…


Making the Book Talismanic

An Interview with Robert Ansell


Robert Ansell is the Director of Fulgur Esoterica, which has published the work of esoteric artists for 20


Pale Blue Dot(s)

Cassini snaps Earth and Moon from Saturn


In a conscious nod and homage to Carl Sagan, the Cassini mission to Saturn has taken new photos of the pale


How to Build a Happy and Effective Team

Former Intel CEO Andy Grove can help


Building a team that can tackle multiple projects and survive to thrive over time is…


You Can Already Code—You Just Don’t Know It Yet


When someone tells you they code, it’s as if they’re calling you from inside the world’s most exclusive club. It’s probably a pretty great…


Bach Before Video Games

What I learned playing baroque music as a kid


I wrote most of this during finals week which for college students (especially art students…

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