A History of the Free School Movement, Reborn
Here’s a quirky story with a happy ending. In April 2007, I wrote a blog post about the Internet’s ‘long tail.” A researcher had found me online and requested a copy of my college thesis — a long tail request if ever there was one. Flattered, I posted the thesis on my blog, where it […]
My Metro Diary in the NY Times
This is fun: The New York Times printed my Metropolitan Diary today.
Living off the Land for 36 Hours
Four friends and I went upstate for a wilderness trip, with one central rule — for 36 hours, we could eat only what we foraged, fished or hunted.
The Long Tail Catches Up with My College Thesis
Pre-internet, the lifespan of my college thesis — a 100-page history of the Free School Movement — would have been nonexistent.
My Great Grandfather Gus, the Radical
That funny feeling when the internet proves your great grandfather was a radical socialist.
Lessons From Go (and Spectangle?)
The most universally appealing games blend strategy, luck and secrecy. What can we learn from those that are strategy only, like Chess, Go and … Spectangle?
26.2 Miles in 4 Hours, 3 Minutes and 13.8 Seconds
“It sounds like giving birth,” CJ said, after I told her about my marathon. “You build up to it for months. When it actually starts, it’s pretty boring. Then it hurts like hell.”