Dealing with the gap between the pursuit of greatness and the acceptance of mediocrity.
Audience Q&A with the first couple of Effective Altruist ev psych polyamory, Diana Fleischman and Geoffrey Miller.
A guest post on the strange lives of octopuses.
Where to find Putanomish content this July.
Extremely wide ranging interview with the first couple of Effective Altruist ev psych polyamory, Diana Fleischman and Geoffrey Miller.
Three millennia apart, the greatest works of narrative art are dominated by the character of the antihero father. Why are Odysseuses so compelling?
My podcast debut on The Switch covers thinking, feeling, arguing, and watching soccer.
An overview of low-risk ways to save up money (savings accounts, CDs, index funds...) and how much of a scam each one is.
A mythical taxonomy of real loneliness.
A cool superpower to have would be the ability to slow subjective time and get a lot of thinking done. In every superhero movie, no matter how fast the protagonists fly or how hard they punch, they always end up within one step of disaster because their planning skills are dogshit. The villain loses not … Continue reading Thinking Fast and Hard
A book about rethinking infidelity offers an opportunity to rethink modern marriage and the paradox at the heart of it.
An interview recorded with me, the person you want to read instead of listening to.
A few ways to think about the overall value of a purchase, which often has little to do with what the purchase costs.
A random grab bag of vacation photos, travel observations, and geopolitical opinions.
Using women I've dated to improve on the solution to the famous secretary problem.
I'm excited to announce Predictable Identities, a weekly blogchain I am writing for Ribbonfarm.
Competition can often be bad, but competing well is often the only path to cooperating well.
Spice up your Super Bowl party with Putanumonit's annual prop gambling game.
Gillette and Roger Federer demonstrate the difference between traditional and toxic masculinity, who hates hierarchies and why, and the virtues learned by watching sports.
The American Psychological Association has declared that masculinity is a disease, and they will cure you.