embracingplasticity

Embracing Plasticity

In a recent podcast, Waking Up author Sam Harris and tech-guru Kevin Kelly touched on the future of education. When asked what a young person today should study to prepare for emerging…

Trial at Sea

“You missed! It’s my turn,” says Brandon, gushing with excitement. He blurts out F-4, and flashes his eyes at me to hurry my response. I locate the coordinates on my board –…

The Peril of Passion

Passion is an immortal siren of potent allure. At five past six post meridiem, she springs from the first chords of Sonata, Opus 27, No. 2, illuminating the depository of memories that…

Enchantment on the Ganges

It is late March. I am at one of the ghats by the river Ganges in the city of Varanasi. Sitting on a bench in the blazing heat, my travel companions and…