On Life

Antidotes for Attentional Blindness

Antidotes for Attentional Blindness
Some days, I come away from my media exposure with a mental list like this: contact senator about fill-in-the-blank global emergency; read article about how to stop using plastic and implement suggest...

In Praise of Winter

In Praise of Winter
I have never lived even a single year of my life in a place that does not experience winter with snow and cold. The dramatic seasonal cycle of death and rebirth the way we experience it in the norther...

The Measure of a Life

The Measure of a Life
My own mortality seems to be moving closer to me in recent months as the protective ring of family elders that have stood so long between me and death is dying off. It’s not that I need this reminder,...