June 14, 2021 - Wired Magazine ran this article on people who are doing whatever they can to escape their political echo chambers. It got some really interesting responses. I kept seeing on Twitter and other places the perspective that we'll never make progress until we figure out how to teach critical thinking skills to kids. Sounds nice but I don't know - the odds seem stacked against. Like so much of culture discourages people of all ages from thinking for themselves. Ther
June 14, 2021 - For a Washington Post article, I talked with some of the older players about how they got through the pandemic and safely resumed tournament play, at a place where temperatures exceeded 95 degrees. Here are their tips, along with advice from experts, for having a Covid Comeback — or returning to competition after any other long layoff.
June 7, 2021 - One thing that stood out to me in researching this article was the many ways you can combine strategies for brain health to save time and even maximize their effects. For example, exercising in sunlight. Exercise increases your BDNF and reduces brain inflammation, while sunlight regulates your circadian rhythm for higher quality sleep, thereby improving memory over time. Or cooking a Mediterranean meal (improves cardiovascular health, which seems to protect cog