Software That Can’t Fail

I started working at Microsoft when I was 18 years old. It paid better than the landscaping job I was enjoying at the time. I didn’t know much about writing code, but I was fairly proficient with computers and wanted to learn more. There seemed to be a real opportunity to help make some great […]

Compassion and Inequality

Recently Megan McArdle, a Bloomberg View columnist, published an article titled: “How Utah Keeps the American Dream Alive.” I tend to see what’s broken, more than what’s going right, so I found this a hopeful read. There really are ways to we can help with poverty, right where we are. Here a few parts of this article […]

Hope Never Dies

For all of us, it is exceptional for us look outside ourselves and care about others, their needs, challenges and objectives more than our own. This is a poignant reminder that it is possible.

The Importance of Metacognition

Our life is full of ill-formed problems. These are problems that have no easy answer. These are problems that require judgement and the ability to discern between right and wrong, good and evil. Unlike so much of what is taught in school, education for life is really about education for judgement; the ability to discern. […]

True Love

On May 28th, 2016, Alain de Botton wrote what would become the most-read article in The New York Times in all of 2016. It was titled, Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person. I liked this part: The good news is that it doesn’t matter if we find we have married the wrong person. We mustn’t abandon […]