The essay Bet Your Life took over three months to become what it is now, which is not to suggest it is refined, but rather, the most restless topic I have written on. When I write, I rewrite, but never before have so many words changed over so many times. There are many many important … Continue reading Bet Your Life: Notes
Anyone can dream up a better life. If you want your dreams to become real, however, listen to your doubts.
I often have recurring dreams about the absurdity of military boot camp. I relive the sense of having a knifehand at my throat, scared shitless as the drill instructor spits profanity in my face. He'll do this again and again so that I can come to intuit, instead of just imagine, a sense of discipline … Continue reading The Intellectual Boot Camp