Watch Out!

These posts address topics that represent a danger to our well-ordered state of mind. Here we cover things that make us mad or give rise to passions. This can lead to bad decisions and suboptimal outcomes
Jun
07
A gravel path running through green fields under a blue sky.

A Handful of Harmful Beliefs Shackle Us to Mediocrity … or Worse

Political dysfunction is a precursor to societal collapse. Who wants that? Here are some constructive suggestions for overcoming our fractious times
6 min read
May
17
Sign reading "If overthinking situations burned calories, I'd be dead." Wait, human breathing releases CO2!

All the Right Data, All the Wrong Conclusions

A bit of psychology and a bit of economics help us see what climate alarmists entirely miss
5 min read
May
10
Gravestone bearing the word "MANLY". Don't read anything into the fact that this is a gravestone

Does It Matter What We Consider Masculine?

Being manly means doing hard things in pursuit of valuable goals. Who says they have to be physical challenges?
4 min read
May
03
Airport lounge showing yellow support beams and an undulating ceiling

If You Scheduled Your Day Like an Airline

If you let your aim point downwards, even a little bit, don’t be surprised if you end up in places you don’t want to be
6 min read
Apr
19
Swiss mountains with lake in the valley. Would you fill this alpine valley with trash?

Switzerland Spanks the U.S. in Everyday Sustainability

Is it because Swiss citizens care more, their politics still work, or something else?
4 min read
Apr
12
A runner in shorts and t-shirt with striped socks near the finish of a race. On my way to finishing my 20th Zurich marathon

A Glass of Water Almost Ended My Running Career

A health scare leads to a life lesson, a reminder, and a simple tip
6 min read
Mar
29
Picture of painting by Andy Warhol — Animals series — bald eagle

Are You Afraid of Your CEO Speaking to the Public?

I sure was. I am so glad my company adopted a Political Participation Policy before society went collectively bonkers
4 min read
Mar
15
Bright orange winter hat, gloves, and baseball cap from the NYC Marathon

My Worst Marathon Experience Left More Than Scars

In hindsight, I was lucky it happened to me early in my running career because that day changed my life
6 min read
Feb
23
The World’s Worst Persuasion Tactic: Insults

The World’s Worst Persuasion Tactic: Insults

If you're tired of political insults, take the no-insult pledge with me
4 min read
Feb
16
Large metal sign in a field reading U N I T Y

My Favorite Insults from Commenters

If you're going to take a swipe at someone, at least be clever about it
4 min read