Faces Of Evil? – Pictures Can Be Black & White, Reality Isn’t

“It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action.” — Stanley Milgram While it would be easy to look at the pictures of Auschwitz guards (released by Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance) and write the people off as monsters and psychopaths, it’s far harder to imagine yourself as being […]

Best Books Of 2016 – Recommended Reading To Make 2017 Better

“It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.” — Victor Hugo With only a few days left of 2016 I’m going to give you the best reads I’ve had this year. I will focus mainly on non-fiction books released in 2016. There are a couple of older ones that can help explain […]

“Am I A Bad Person?” – Well, It’s… It’s Complicated

“You don’t just have good people or bad people. You have complicated people. You have real people.” — Salman Rushdie Sarah’s quitting her job as a physician in less than a month, and she’s been invited to a Christmas party. She tells me about her time there, and how delighted she is to finally be leaving after all […]

When You Face Death – Everything Else Becomes Secondary

“Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent.” — Steve Jobs I wake up to the sound of banging on the front door. My neighbor’s yelling at me to get dressed and get out ASAP. There’s a fire. This is back in 2010 and I’m living with my cousin in a […]

The Write-In Candidate – Anything That’s Not On The Menu?

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.” — Robert Byrne As with so many other “great ideas”, this one came to me on the toilet. In about 48 hours we will, if everything goes according to plan, know who’s moving into the White House on January 20th. However, more than half of the […]

Short-Term Loss & Long-Term Gain – Why This Is My Only Post This Week (Probably)

“There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.” — Simon Sinek Last week I wrote a post about why I’m taking a course in psychology. What I didn’t mention is how it’s also affecting other areas of my life. An aspiring musician asked me about how he could […]