Fixing the environment is not just an technological problem, though everyone would prefer it is. It is also a political, psychological, sociological, economic system, and spiritual problem. But let’s keep it simple. How we think about the planet is killing us. We think we are separate. Humans here, nature over there. This goes back to … Read more
Bugs, dogs, dinosaurs, neighborhoods, cities, countries, civilizations, planets, and, now, human creativity: They live, they die — fast, slow, brutally or gently. Generative AIs like ChatGPT, Bard, Claude, and Jasper are bringing plenty of violence and speed to the demise of writing. Or perhaps just a way of writing. Words, sentences, paragraphs, stories — making … Read more
A 2013 Bloomberg op-ed is surprisingly descriptive of the explosion of the American social fabric, a disaster accelerated with the advent of COVID-19.
In 2004, a team of Medill School of Journalism grad students thought they could use the internet to fix what was wrong with it. But with increasing social isolation, rising partisanship, and newspapers’ ongoing woes, it seems that the problems have gotten worse, not better. Perhaps that’s why Google launched an experiment in local, user-generated storytelling: Bulletin.
Wading through today’s media universe, you may think there’s no way for your content to stand out. Worry not. The 7R media strategy will put an end to the cruel reign of the cat GIF.
The cost of stopping goes up as the American machine churns more and more rapidly. But what happens when an entire nation starts living paycheck to paycheck? When hundreds of millions of people think, “If I stop, I die.”
Just like you get your body into a certain position to make meditation more effective, so too can you position your thoughts to move more easily into the Zen zone. Here are 13 statements that help me.
I wrote about the 40 most important things I’ve learned in 40 years. What has life taught you?