Get in the Grey

All metaphors aside, a black-and-white thinker I am definitely not. I remain dedicated to the grey, and happily so. Yet I live in a world of black-and-white thinkers, dichromatic dreamers, and the sort. That’s not entirely true of course. By no means am I alone out here in the grey. But let’s face it, there …

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This is the State of Us…

What is it going to take to make this work? This is a question I leave with my students in my final lecture of personality psychology, a class that is both advanced degree fulfillment and crash course in human nature. The question is a reflection on just that—our nature. But I must admit that it …

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The Rebellion We All Need

The future is not as I imagined it would be when I was a child. In the seventh grade I submitted a science report entitled Will the Earth Ever End? I’ll admit, I’ve been pretty fascinated with apocalyptic scenarios since I was quite young. My report included everything from environmental collapse to a large-scale alien …

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Many Worlds Between

It seems, after all, that in this one we find ourselves together. There is a theory in quantum physics called the many-worlds interpretation, which postulates the existence of an infinite number of alternate universes, each with a slight variation on past and each with multiple variations on future to come. It is the idea that …

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