Am I Raising a Libertarian?
As you've grown up, you seem to have fixated on this idea that freedom will lead to happiness. But what is the relationship between freedom and happiness?
Houston, We’ve Had Emotions
Emotions aren't wrong or bad, Gus. They're just information our brain gives us to help us understand what's going on all around us.
Thirty Seconds of the Real You
For thirty seconds on a Saturday afternoon, you brought your whole-self to bear on a particularly sticky problem. It was a great thing to watch.
How You Came to Understand the Word “Tolerance” (or The Night You Told Your Mom to Shut Up)
We don’t hug people that we tolerate. We don’t laugh with them either. We just sit in judgment of them, thinking ourselves better or superior or more important.
Cake for Breakfast and Other Thoughts About What You Should and Shouldn't Do
The world is full of should’s and I’m not 100% positive that any of them makes a lick of sense. People are always telling us what we should and shouldn’t do.
A Good Night
I kiss your cheek. I say goodnight. But you’re long gone again, off on some dream adventure, and I’m not invited.
Anger is a Werewolf
We become unrecognizable to ourselves and to the ones we love, ready to attack, howling and clawing in hopes of regaining control.
The Struggle Bus
Things are hard right now. It feels like summer, but it’s rainy and wet. You couldn't go out and play with your friends anyway. We're isolated.
The Rhythm of Your Mother’s Breath
There’s so much that we don’t really have control over. What are we supposed to do with all of that stuff?
On the Life of Your Great-Grandfather
Grown-ups often have that kind of wisdom worn out of them by the weariness of the world.