The role of universities, and our un-loved public efforts.
The steps toward success, or failure, and why our understanding of them matters.
The importance of communities, imagined and real.
The consequences of a good kind of frustration.
Hearing voices you won't forget, from a small group of inventive and determined people.
On a per capita basis, one of the grittiest and most inventive places in America.
A refugee finding a new life.
A school district of 60 different languages and cultures.
Kicking off a new collaborative project
A small arena in which many dramas are being played out.
… as I was doing previously here and here, I thought it would be worth going back to re-read Joan Didion’s 1966 Saturday Evening Post article that so offended my home town back when I…
Good thing I didn't mention snowmobiles.
What happens when the "ordinary objects of our culture" are treated as curiosities.
Industrialization increases productivity. Sort of.
Approximating reality, post by post by post.
"Permanent beta" as a philosophy of travel, and life.