Posts filed under “Big Ideas”

Berenst#in Bears hit close to home

Nightmares are much more powerful when you’re younger. I can’t really remember any bad dreams I’ve had over the past five years (although I’m sure that I had them) but I still vividly remember a nightmare I had at age five when a wolf was stalking our family van. I was looking out the back of […]

The Easyway to quit Beijing

From The Economist’s “Mapping the invisible scourge“: Berkeley Earth’s scientific director, Richard Muller, says breathing Beijing’s air is the equivalent of smoking almost 40 cigarettes a day and calculates that air pollution causes 1.6m deaths a year in China, or 17% of the total. Um, holy crap.

A “simpler” life

The joking/not joking tone of this post really gets me. From Rob Rhinehart’s How I Gave Up Alternating Current: With no fridge, no dishes, no microwave, no oven, no range, no dishwasher, no utensils, no pests, no cleaning products nor dirty rags, my life is considerably simpler, lighter and cleaner than before. I think it was […]

Being plucked from obscurity

Stefanie Cohen, writing about Robert Askins (playwright, Broadway’s “Hand to God“) for the Wall Street Journal1: Mr. Askins wrote “Hand to God” five years ago and it was staged in 2011 at the off-off Broadway Ensemble Studio Theater. The show was critically praised, and producer Kevin McCollum, (“Avenue Q,” “Motown” “Rent,” “In the Heights”) who […]

The Pentagon’s Engineers

David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth, for the New York Times: President Obama’s newly installed defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, toured Silicon Valley last week to announce a new military strategy for computer conflict, starting the latest Pentagon effort to invest in promising start-ups and to meet with engineers whose talent he declared the Pentagon […]

Come join me at Novice No Longer

Pssst. I moved! *deep breath* This is my last post on this blog. From now on, I’ll be spending my time on my new website: *exhale* Phew! It’s so nice to finally tell you what I’ve been working on! I didn’t just create a new website. I also wrote a book called 8 Things to […]