We Live by Moments

It struck me today how some moments come and go while others stick around forever whether we like it or not. When you reflect on these moments, your perspective, behaviors, and attitude are heavily shaped and influenced by the echoing. So what is so important about these moments that make them stick while others fade …

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The Message Behind “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots

While it is frequently argued the song addresses discord between the super-fan base, "Skeleton Clique" and new fans (millions of them) by urging the Clique to empathize in spite of differences, I think there is more below the surface. In this post, I'll present to you a new perspective on the song by interpreting it into …

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A Story from Childhood Teaches Us What It Means to Be Human

The stories I read as a child deeply impacted me, and I can’t help but use them as a framework for so many experiences I have as an adult. While I was drinking lukewarm, stale coffee on a fall day at work, I suddenly remembered the man with red eyes from Madeleine L'Engle’s a Wrinkle …

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How to Stop Entrenching Your Worldview and Help Others Do the Same

If I had to wrap up the 2016 election in one word, it would be “odd,” not “unbelievable” or “tragic” or “absurd.” Odd because I kept hearing and reading from people who were convinced everyone who held the opposing view was misguided, wrong, or stupid. Outcome aside this question kept popping into my head: Why …

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