When Everything is Important, nothing is Important

The adage is as ancient as it is accurate: The wizened Indian Fakir lies down on a bed of razor-sharp nails and rests comfortably as a baby in her mother's arms. But walk barefoot on the beach and step on an old pop-top? You cut your foot open and require stitches....

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2,400 years ago Socrates said, “ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ.” (For those few of you who don't read Greek, Socrates' statement translates to something like, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”) Thanks to the computer's limitless ability to compile...

Why Write A Blog Anyway?

One of my favorite bloggers, David Altshuler, wrote a blog explaining why he writes blogs in the first place. As I read it, I realized I couldn't have said it better myself. So I asked David for permission to reissue his blog, only changing the specific details that...
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