In the future, we will grow food and world leaders in our neighborhoods

“Imagine all the people/ living life in peace” … I realized today that I don’t think I’ve ever stopped to actually imagine world peace. I think in some ways I’m afraid to. A life without conflict sounds unbearably dull, and we’re wired to think that life is a zero-sum game. In order to have winners,…

Observations from a week without a car

  Last Monday, I sold my car. I expected to get sentimental. I had imagined that watching someone drive off with my first car — the one I bought with swim coaching money four years ago — would feel like a gut punch. That it would happen in slow motion. Instead, I was just happy…

How eating protein will make me a better employee in 2016

Last night I prepared 10 healthy protein-rich snacks, packed my lunch for the next day, made oatmeal for the week’s breakfasts, and planned out cheap, healthy dinners for the week to ensure I don’t eat out or make a ‘meal’ out of free leftovers at the office. Ambitious, I know. It was a prolonged session…