Review: Creative Confidence by Tom & David Kelley

Review: Creative Confidence by Tom & David Kelley

Books are my thing. I learn best when I can immerse myself in reading lots of in-depth material on a subject, i.e., not the kind of content—tips & tricks, seven amazing ways how to…, etc.— you can usually find online. Take a look at my bookshelf or my...
Looking for the Lost Thread of Humanity

Looking for the Lost Thread of Humanity

Ever since the start of the pandemic, the world seems to be following some grim kind of trajectory. So much good could’ve come out of this—a carbon tax, new green economies, respect for science, a sense of being in the same boat at least—but nothing has. And the few...
Growing up in the Shadow of American Culture

Growing up in the Shadow of American Culture

I grew up in the shadow of American culture. A strange thing to say for someone from half a world away, from Poland, a country that the average American can’t place on a map the same way I can’t place Nebraska. But, back in the 80s and 90s culture and entertainment...
My Week-Long Digital Sabbatical

My Week-Long Digital Sabbatical

As I write this, I emerge from an unintended week-long digital sabbatical. The reasons for it are mundane; the wire in the wall of our new place is busted, so we’re stranded without any internet. You’d think my phone would have me covered, but after moving to Germany,...
Thank You is the Most Personal of the Three

Thank You is the Most Personal of the Three

As a child, I used to annoy my mother by refusing to say “please.”  She’d tease me by asking, “And what’s the magic word?” using that special tone known only to mothers, to which I’d reply “open sesame!” But, putting aside the sort of a brat I was, I think we can...
Distance Makes a Human Disappear

Distance Makes a Human Disappear

At a certain distance, you can’t tell a friend from a stranger because from far away, all human faces look more or less the same. Features dissolve into colored blotches. Step back some more, and the blotches become dots; points on a chart, numbers in a spreadsheet....
Mailman Running

A Perspective That Matters

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