The Gene: Social Policy Implications?

I just finished reading Mukherjee’s The Gene, a fascinating (if long) book on the history of humans understanding their own instruction manual. The sixth section of the book, entitled “Post-Genome” looks at where the field is now (or at least was when the book was written in 2015) and where genetics might be headed. He discusses the…

Radical Rules for the Present

I just finished reading Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals on the bus ride home from work. Though published in 1971 a few passages stood out to me for their relevance today, politically and personally. This seemed longer than my usual book reviews so here it goes. One of his key lessons is that organizers must respect…

Happy Commuting

“Almost all of us will choose a seat in a restaurant with a view of others…We like to look at each other. We enjoy hovering in the zone somewhere between strangers and intimates. We want the opportunity to watch and be watched, even if we have no intention of ever actually making contact with one another.”…