The Infinity of Critical Thinking

I loved the “Cognitive bias cheat sheet” recently posted to Medium by Buster Benson. You should go read that, over and over again. Maybe even get the poster he organized for the biases he addressed. It’s a great start to a very deep phenomenon known as critical thinking. It organizes our “thinking kryptonite” (which also …

Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

A must-read by Charles Eisenstein: “That estuary used to be full of kelp and eels when we were kids,” said Stella. “It was full of all kinds of wildlife. Crabs, clams, horseshoe crabs – there was a mussel bed right over there – one time I was swimming in that pond and came face to …

Making Progress On Climate Policy

So, I had a little “Twitter chat” this morning with the infamous “Fabius Maximus” about the subject of taking sides in “war” on important public policy topics, in this case the topic is climate change (I highly recommend you subscribe to this multi-contributor blog). The Storify of our chat is embedded below, but I wanted …

What Happened To Meaning?

Meaning. It’s that deep sense that you’ve just witnessed or read something that touched your life. It’s that feeling you get when you are with friends (or family), and you’re all laughing uncontrollably at the stupidest of things. You might start to feel emotion welling up inside of you, feel motivated to do something you …