It Began with a Train Ride
It Began with a Train Ride

From the windows, not yet mended landscapes recall human history’s bloodiest conflict. That’s when chance appoints two travelers with a penchant for pondering man’s potential.

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September 1, 2016
This Here Universe Ain’t Big Enough…
This Here Universe Ain’t Big Enough…

Davis studied the revolver in his hands as he closed the cylinder. Three rounds, one in every other chamber. Harold should walk through the door any second.

By Damon Alan • Illustration by Jonathan Moore
August 3, 2016
Over-the-Counter Data — The heroics of well-displayed information
Over-the-Counter Data — The heroics of well-displayed information

If intelligent people cannot understand data displays, you have to consider what is wrong with the data displays. To be effective wholesale, we need data to be over-the-counter.

By Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D. • Illustrations by Jonathan Moore
Mental Hopscotch — if I’m so smart, why is my brain so dumb?
Mental Hopscotch — if I’m so smart, why is my brain so dumb?

This is a slightly edited copy of Wil's prepared remarks for our Mensa Annual Gathering. These remarks are meant to be heard and performed, so some of the nuance may be lost in the text.

By Wil Wheaton