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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