Category: Culture

Increase in Seattle Rape Unique on West Coast

Update: The Seattle Police Department statistics for CY2016 are complete. There were 169 reported rapes in Seattle in 2016, up from 108 in 2015. That’s an increase of 56.5%. I believe there’s a relation to the growth of the technology...

/ October 26, 2016

Stan (and Eclaire): The Blind Apple Employee Who Upgraded My iPhone

While the iPhone 7 has some incredible engineering advances, it’s obvious Apple’s retail systems are intensely challenged by its annual upgrade cycle. In addition to its limited product availability, its website misdirected T-Mobile customers to visit Apple stores to join...

/ September 27, 2016

Operating with Fear

Even in the moments I feel confident and relaxed, there's a voice in my head telling me I'm supposed to be afraid.

/ May 12, 2015

Peepless in Seattle: Dating, Friendship, and the Seattle Freeze After Forty

Why 20 thousand additional men in a city might make finding meaningful romance more difficult — for everyone.

/ March 22, 2015

Healing from Difficult Breakups

My latest essay describes simple ways to activate your parasympathetic nervous system to support the process of healing from a breakup: “Studies of fMRI scans show that breakups affect the same areas of the brain associated with drug addiction and withdrawal....

/ October 17, 2014

The Controversy Over My Cutoff Essay

Update: Please read Shining Light on Internet Rage. There’s also now: How to Respond to Internet Rage (Observer) and Here’s How We Can Change Online Commenting Once and for All (Observer). Original Post: I’ve posted a brief response to the...

/ May 17, 2014
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You’ve got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Update: Pledge your support to Zoe and the Amazocalypse E-book at Kickstarter! Update: There’s now a sequel on Seattle dating, “Peepless in Seattle: Dating, Friendship, and the Seattle Freeze.“ Also, summary of the media coverage from the original post. The gender imbalance...

/ May 12, 2014