Knowing Who You Are

I started shaving my head about five years ago. It was the culmination of the long retreat of my once glorious mane of hair. And it was glorious; but in my late 20s, I noticed that it was no longer quite so glorious on the back of my head. I started cutting my hair shorter […]

Continue reading

On This Mountain

I first read Jon Krakauer’s book, Into Thin Air, when I was traveling through Africa in between semesters when I studied at the University of Cape Town. “Traveling through Africa” conjures up all kinds of romantic images for people, but the actual travel part of traveling is like a lot of places: long, monotonous roads; […]

Continue reading

Hidden in Plain Sight

Even if you’re not a sports fan, the film Moneyball is a wonderful exploration of how to find actual value when it’s hard to see at first. Moneyball is the true story of how the Oakland A’s, one of major league baseball’s most cash-strapped teams, reinvented themselves after having lost all their best players to rich […]

Continue reading