You Don’t Get it Back: Thoughts From a Swimming Alumni

It’s been a long few weeks–I’m traveling back and forth for lectures, office visits and events and find myself staring out the plane window more often than not. This morning, on the plane ride across the country from San Francisco to Philadelphia, I...

Why Do Cars Have Brakes?

“The more sure we are, the more likely we are to suffer an illusion.” – Jerry Weinberg Why do automobiles have brakes? To stop, right? To stop. That’s one answer. Is there another answer? I heard this on the radio recently, and I jotted it down...

Rain Puddles, Big Splashes, and the Land Beneath Your Feet.

Photograph of the rain reflections by Courtney Warren. Will it stop raining? It’s raining in San Francisco and I’m so happy that it finally is. The rain has been following me across the country a bit–Dallas, Austin, here in San Francisco again–and while it...