Bears

Bears

This essay has one symbolic animal, two analogies, and a couple of disparate themes. That’s allowable in essays in 2020. While my fear of bears came into focus with Night of the Grizzlies by Jack Olsen, I can actually trace its origin to an earlier time. When I was...
Venture Capital and the Destruction of America: Why Marc Andreessen Is Wrong.

Venture Capital and the Destruction of America: Why Marc Andreessen Is Wrong.

In his essay released on April 18, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 Crisis, Marc Andreessen — famed venture capitalist and founder of Netscape — implored businesses, business people, and society to build great new things – in healthcare, in education, in...
Blind Spots

Blind Spots

If you’ve ever taught a kid how to drive, you know it’s a harrowing experience. Unlike other teaching situations, the fact that the student can do both property damage and physical damage to both themself and their teacher introduces an additional element of terror....