Punch List for America-- A Tool for Focusing Our Thinking and Conversation
The Miracle of the Car - Part Four - The Miracle of Oil
How can you tell a passage is by Shakespeare, Hamilton or Madison?
Squash: Video, Exaggerate, Dance!
Bronze Doors: from the Supreme Court of the United States to the Gates of Paradise of the Baptistry in Florence
Picking the right metric is everything - the case of railroads
The Miracle of the Car - Part Three - Transmission - boring? No way!
Demographic Denial - Automation, Ecological Catastrophe, Aging and a Falling Fertility Rate
Six problems with comparing student performance across boarders...
The Miracle of the Car - Part Two - The Seven Subsystems of the Internal Combustion Engine
"The Common Place Book - Time for a Renaissance!
The American Dream: what is it? what is the biggest gap between it and America today?
What makes a car go? what should every 4th grader know? 8th grader? 12th grader? college graduate? what do you know?
An update on the minimum wage: feels good, sounds good, in practice not really - pink slips and smaller pay checks.
"Ichi go ichie e" - a Japanese expression meaning every meeting is a once in a lifetime opportunity (and how to use it)
Should blood pressure targets be lowered? what is the math behind the claim?
Favorite TV Shows
The health care issue is mis-framed - the real issue is not health care or health insurance it is health.
Getting from Point A to Point B on a squash court can be Counter-intuitive
Hurricanes: It's About the Water, Not the Wind...
Should it be required K-12? Favorite dancers? Greatest Dancer Ever? Greatest Dance? Dance highlights of your life?
The Three Greatest Obstacles to Achieving Equality of Opportunity in America
Trees in Harvard Yard
The Greatest Paragraph of All Time
Squat or Push-Up?
Do judges and juries matter any more?
Mammograms and Physician Statistical Illiteracy
Politicization kills conversation
The Plate Tectonics Revolution
A Poem Every College Graduate Should Know
Musical autobiography - Guitar Phase
What are the three most original ideas on this site?
What is the goal of the Liberal Arts Academy?
The Three Keys to Maximizing Fitness
Learning to Draw
Country Music: Stuff Worth Remembering
Tritones and Sub5s sound complicated but they are super cool and super fun.
Art Day: the blind men and the elephant
Best Fitness Tip Ever: the proper angle of the head
The math of democracies and republics
Simpson's Paradox: How statistics can mislead
Education First Policy: Three Thoughts
Best paragraph written in human history?
Best science experiment selection algorithm?
Most under-appreciated song of the last 100 years?