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….

Humanity’s End, in Poetry and Prose

Photo by Marcus Price. Used without permission. At the oldest university in the English-speaking world, a small team is searching out threats to humanity’s future. In his essay for Aeon Magazine, Ross Andersen introduces us…

The Volvo XC90 Sport Utility Vehicle

Who is the man who buys himself The Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle Fire truck red And keeps it spotless against the desert winter On his way back to New Mexico from snow-white Flagstaff, Arizona?…

Marathon Clichés

I’m running my first marathon tomorrow, and everything I’ve learned through the (pretty grueling) training would be perfectly suited to a poster with a bald eagle on it. Things like: ‘Perseverance: Every time you can’t…