A ska-blues-surf song I wrote.
Month: May 2018
Back in the 1980s, New York City held a privileged place in the public imagination. It was the epitome of physical and moral decay. Crumbling buildings presided over garbage-strewn streets. Yes, the masters of the financial universe had it pretty sweet on Park Avenue, but if those respectable, be-suited titans […]
When you lived in hunter-gatherer tribes, things were simple. In that era, we spoke only through shamans and dreams. When you settled into farms and villages, however, things became much more complicated. Every day, it seemed, you tried to open new doors to our side. Oracles, prophets, temples, and all […]
My entire career, in fiction or nonfiction, I have reported and written about people who are not like me. 1 One of the very best things about Tom Wolfe is that he did not write stories about Tom Wolfe. He could have. He was certainly an interesting enough character and, […]
Let’s skip the boring introduction. You weren’t going to read it anyway. Jump to the obligatory quote… Humans are the worst. We’re moody, we burn popcorn in the microwave, and we can’t agree on where to set the thermostat. Even worse, we take forever to get to know and trust each other […]