Infinite Plasticity

“Only here, in America, were the common folk of the Old World given a chance to show what they could do on their own, without a master to push and order them about. History contrived an earth-shaking joke when it lifted by the nape of the neck lowly peasants, shopkeepers, laborers, paupers, jailbirds, and drunks from the […]

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. […]


This is probably incomplete, but I really like the feeling behind it. The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away. – David Viscott It reminds me of this primary song I learned as a boy: “Give,” […]


I’ve visited a lot of places around the world, but I’ve only really lived in a few places. I grew up in Redmond, Washington, the Redmond before Microsoft. The little town with one stop light on Leary Way and fields next to the Library where I would ride my BMX bike. I grew to love […]