1. 36

    Where I’ve been.

  2. Appreciative Inquiry

    It’s just as important to recognize what’s going well as what could be better.

  3. 34

    The best worst year.

  4. 33

    The year of the flood.

  5. Free Will

    Far from being essential to our humanity, the belief in free will holds us back from being more humane and pragmatic.

  6. The Stories In Our Heads

    Much of life is acting out the stories in our heads about who we are and what we’re doing. Changing the stories can in some ways change our lives.

  7. 32

    It’s easy to start things, much harder to sustain them.

  8. Black Panther

    A morally nuanced action film for our time.

  9. Deep Work

    The ability to sustain deep focus on our most important work is growing rarer at the same time it’s becoming more essential.

  10. Letters to a Young Chef

    Lessons from a master chef on the business and craft of cooking.

  11. 31

    And one.

  12. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

    Cooking made us human, and continues to remind us of what that means.

  13. The New Jim Crow

    Institutional racism depends more on indifference than outright hostility.

  14. Politics and the English Language

    “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

  15. Superintelligence

    Artificial superintelligence poses the greatest threat to our species, a threat we had better start addressing soon if we're to have any hope of addressing it at all.

  16. 30

    On two birthdays.

  17. Man’s Search for Meaning

    Meaning is found not in what we expect from the world, but what the world expects from us.

  18. It’s Okay to Be Here

    How mindfulness finally clicked for me.

  19. Ancillary Justice

    Can there ever be a just empire?

  20. The Moral Foundations of Violence

    Violence does not stem from a psychopathic lack of morality. Quite the reverse: it comes from the exercise of perceived moral rights and obligations.

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