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Ayn Rand & Altruism

This essay was recently published in WBUR Cognoscenti, where it generated more comments than all my previous Cognoscenti articles combined. Ayn Rand is still a polarizing character.     April is National Volunteer Month. Over the past forty years I’ve donated time in … Continue reading

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Objecting to the Truth as I See It

The following essay was published in WBUR Cognoscenti on March 31, 2015: Narrative non-fiction is not an objective undertaking; the author determines which facts to include and shapes their interpretation. So how does a writer flesh out the virtues and … Continue reading

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Let Pilobolus Build the New World Order

I attended an incredible workshop this week; WBUR Cognoscenti published my thoughts about letting the improvisational dance group Pilobolus show the world how to lead, follow, and all get along. Since Cognoscenti doesn’t pitch events, the awkward poser can recommend that … Continue reading

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