The Rise and Fall and Reincarnation of the Beloved ’90s Chatroom

In October 2014, the Washington Post published a piece by Caitlin Dewey, A complete history of the rise and fall — and reincarnation! — of the beloved ’90s chatroom Dewey observes that it’s an odd time for Facebook to launch … Continue reading →

Talkomatic 3.0

Today we launched Talkomatic version 3.0. The main new feature: Facebook login. Talkomatic has always been loose with identity. When you enter, you can type in any name and location you want. If you want to be known in Talko … Continue reading →

Rumi: The Guest House

The Guest House by Jelaluddin Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them … Continue reading →

Yes, Yes, Yes

Cyndie and I have been together since the weekend leading up to the Fourth of July, 2001. That’s 14 years together, and nearly six since we married in 2009. While our first meeting was amazing and unforgettable, somehow our life … Continue reading →

The Righteous Mind

The Science Explaining Why Liberals and Conservatives Can’t Understand Each Other Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has written an incredibly insightful book: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided By Politics and Religion. It goes a long way toward explaining … Continue reading →