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A little over a year ago, I quit my job on Wall Street. I made great money. I worked with smart people. I was eligible for promotion to Director. And yet, I was deeply unhappy. I felt trapped. The journey to get to the day I resigned was a long one. So, I’ve decided once […]

Tabatha and I are headed to Burning Man in less than five days. One of the things she’s looking forward to is seeing the Temple. One of the things she’s worried about is seeing the Temple burn.

This urge to want to bottle experiences up and revisit them forever is one that is familiar to all of us: it’s commodification and consumerism at its finest.

From hundreds of meters away you can see it. The temple that glows orange from its center. Its spires twisting and spiking into the night sky, against the brown and red mountains made dark with the loss of sun. The outline made possible by the fires that shoot up from the center of a giant […]

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