Serenity in the Silence and Noise of Iceland

Iceland is a vast, mysterious realm carved out of sharp contrasts. While driving the paved Ring Road that encircles the country, the landscape transforms so drastically hour-by-hour it creates the illusion you’ve transported to a different dimension entirely. From towering cliff faces, crumbling and weathered, to oceans of hardened lava rock concealed by contiguous, impossibly … More Serenity in the Silence and Noise of Iceland

Turning 25: Stepping Boldly into the Present (Revised & Compressed for Blog Submissions Under 1000 Words)

Twenty-five is a strange birthday. It’s the first since 20 in which everyone expects me to feel older. “You’re practically 30, because you round up now,” some joke. “Ah, your mid- to late-20s, no going back!” others warn. It seems society has decided that 25 marks the beginning of some inescapable decline through adulthood. As … More Turning 25: Stepping Boldly into the Present (Revised & Compressed for Blog Submissions Under 1000 Words)

Surfacing “Binding Constraints” In Everyday Life

Imagine a car. It is comprised of a set of mechanical instruments that all function in a very specific way and interact with one another to set the vehicle in motion safely and consistently. And those mechanical instruments are exact copies of one another across identical makes and models. Imagine that one or more of … More Surfacing “Binding Constraints” In Everyday Life

Turning 25: Stepping Boldly Into the Present

  Twenty-five is a weird year. It’s the first birthday since 20 that I’ve actually felt older — or at least felt that everyone else expects me to feel older. “You’re practically 30, because you round up now,” some joke. “You’re now mid- to late-20s, no going back!” others warn. “You’re past your prime, man, you’ll … More Turning 25: Stepping Boldly Into the Present