Diminishing Returns

That’s the modern version of the saying “everything in moderation.” In any area of life, you can look for optimization until the search for optimization takes over life itself. On the other hand, it does not make sense to do things the hard way when there is a better alternative. The point of diminishing returns […]



Part of what’s fun about of writing these daily essays is finding the right picture to publish alongside. In a world of Facebook and Twitter and Instagram posts, of 24-hour news channels, it’s easy to forget that with a simple online search, we can look at hundreds of classic paintings. Thirty years ago, these works […]