Over the last decade, psychologists have been carefully studying the increasing trend of narcissism in our American culture, particularly among youth. The number of individuals diagnosed with narcissism personality disorder is growing exponentially. In fact, many researchers are calling it an epidemic. Those who struggle with narcissism have a grandiose sense of the self. They […]
When I graduated from college, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. Somehow I got a job at a university as an academic advisor — helping students figure out their paths forward while I tried to figure out mine. Some of the students I worked with weren’t sure what they wanted […]
We have a place up in Canada we call the Malibu Lodge. It’s isolated at the end of an inlet and is only accessible by taking a boat or a seaplane fifty miles beyond where all the roads end. Because it’s so remote, we need to make just about everything, including our own electricity.
We generate power for the Lodge from a glacier on the property. It’s not that complicated, really. We use a river that has carved its way down one of the mountains. Two thousand feet up the side of this mountain, we collect water out of the river in a pipe and the force of the gravity […]