Designing Yourself

I am taking a couple of weeks off to do absolutely nothing, but since you are here, how about a little unasked-for worldly advice? In June, I gave a commencement talk at Maine's College of the Atlantic. I've already posted the text, but here's the speech as I delivered it. It's me talking about ways to tiptoe into adulthood.

My suggestions won't work for everybody, (didn't always work for me) but I'm hoping some of them make sense.

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For folks in the Seattle-Portland-Vancouver area, Jad Abumrad and I (and the gang at Radiolab) are coming to the Paramount Theater on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24th and 25th. It's a show about light and dark, and features three extraordinary adventures, dance, mayhem, music and a brief visit to the entire universe. Hope you can drop by.

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