Recently on Facebook, a friend of a friend mentioned that the police routinely pull him over because he is a man with long hair, and claimed that this makes him the target of discrimination. I had two conflicting thoughts about that: Seriously? If having long hair as a man is correlated with more unsavory activities, … More Discrimination or just consequence?
I got a traffic ticket for jaywalking once. (I didn’t realize it was actually illegal to cross on a don’t walk, even if there were no cars coming… hence my careful reading of that section in the Minnesota driver’s handbook when we moved here.) It was not a big deal—the cop takes your information, you … More Why we experience regret
How our concept of zero point, the neutral baseline compared to which we define positive and negative, can wander around over time. … More The Traveling Zero
I’m in shock. I never thought this could actually happen. I write this blog to get in the habit of having something say, but I have nothing to say that can make this better. Sometimes I don’t know what to say because I’m white and male: there are times anything I could say would just … More What can I say? Nothing.
A few weeks ago I got a lot of comments about one particular thought: “Every week, I make a list of things I want to have gotten done by the end of the week. Then I schedule in the time I think it will take, along with blocks where I let myself do whatever I … More Should free time be structured?