Modern Tribes and Battles

With the Super Bowl coming up, this description of modern tribalism from EO Wilson’s The Social Conquest of Earth seems timely: Modern groups are psychologically equivalent to the tribes of ancient history and prehistory… People…

A Marathon in Uganda

On a hot Ugandan morning last fall, face slack with exhaustion, I crossed the finish line of my first marathon, the Kampala International Marathon in the country’s hilly capital. Some smiling friends walked over to…

Love in the Time of Atheism

[Originally published on Medium] A good friend just sent around this post about love from Marianne Williamson, (she who, rather than Nelson Mandela, said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is…

Excerpt from an interview I did with Scribes United (read the whole thing here): I’m a middle-class white American guy who grew up in 1980s Southern California. So I have this social wiring that goes…

From Here You Can See Everything

This piece I wrote about my battles with American consumer media was published in The Morning News. Click here to read the whole thing. It’s probably clear to anyone over the age of 18 or…

How Then Shall We Live?

My friend Emily lives in Uganda, a 6-foot-tall white girl in East Africa. She has a tattoo on her wrist, on the outside part that would be facing down if you shook hands with her….