This site is where I can riff on ideas, be wrong, and learn from those mistakes. The whole point is to share what I know, and to learn the rest. Of course I try to be correct, and I always write what I believe to be true, but the greatest value most often comes from someone messaging me to point out a body of research I missed or angle I misinterpreted. In this vein, let me know what you think!
I make a point to respond to every (thoughtful) email I receive. I’ve met some of my closest friends this way, and a thoughtful message from a new person is always a bright spot in my day. I’ve connected to a much broader variety of people this way than daily life tends to afford. It’s amazing how much you can learn from someone if you’re open to it.
However there's an important caveat: in the past few years, this policy has become a bit overwhelming. I do my best to respond to all thoughtful emails, but it may take a long time for me to respond, and I may just plain miss it. Also, I do more mass-archiving these days when my inbox gets particularly overloaded. Please don't take it personally, there are just only so many hours in the day.
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Just for fun, here's a photograph that enchants me every time I see it: