The Most Important Things I’ve Learned Working With People With Disabilities for 6 Years

For those of you who don't know, I've been helping people with disabilities achieve their vocational, residential, and social goals for the last 6 years. What I have learned during this time has changed me so much, and while I started with the idea I was being a pretty nice guy, I find myself now realizing …

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H. P. Lovecraft and the Horrific Future of Big Data

Big Data (n.): when a collection of data gets so big it starts eating people. Actually, it's when we collect data from either a huge group of people, a huge amount of data points, or both and use it to draw new conclusions. Speaking of monsters that eat people, here's what H. P. Lovecraft warned about …

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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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