Sawyer’s First Law

If 2007 was the year I got serious about writing, then 2010 was the year when attitude and education caught up with intent. Think of it as the difference between declaring a major (2007) and doing your first internship in a Ph.D. program (2010). Up till this year, I did… Continue reading

Why I Don’t Drive an Automatic

I’ve taught about a dozen people to drive so far, and it’s not because I’m an adrenaline junkie or a glutton for punishment. It’s because, all things being equal, I prefer the company of people who are competent, empowered, and self-possessed, and there are few things in this world that… Continue reading

Got a Curious Mind?

I’ve recently done another episode of the Curious Minds podcast in my continuing effort to spread the subversive gospel of artsiness and open source. Come on over and take a listen as host Josh Gough and I talk about Photography, 3D graphics and Blender, filmmaking, and teaching oneself how to… Continue reading

Corrupting the minds of the young

This week, your humble narrator guests on the Curious Minds podcast, talking about epistemology, worldviews, and curiosity for the benefit of younger listeners. It’s a pretty good show. The host, Josh Gough, is an articulate fellow and asks great questions, and it’s definitely worth a listen. Check it out here. Continue reading