Beachhead (part 1)

Beachhead (part 1)

I recently moved to a neighborhood in Montreal that’s a very odd combination of  hipsters and Hasidic Jews. Although different in important ways, the groups share a great many similarities in how they relate to others. Each is insular, with ostentatious outward...
Sunshine (part 2)

Sunshine (part 2)

“When I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us.” Neil deGrasse Tyson We might not stop to consider it, but...
Sunshine (part 1)

Sunshine (part 1)

“Socrates’ method of teaching was (generally) to teach not by transmitting information, but by eliciting from the student what they already know by means of focused questioning.” (Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy) I’m incredibly...
Money

Money

We’re incredibly fortunate to be in a time and place where we have the luxury of contemplating existence. In the grand scheme of things, it is an exceedingly rare privilege to have a physical form capable of being a window through which the universe can look at...