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Restorative justice

When I wrong someone, or when someone wrongs me, I believe the best way to heal the wound is to sincerely apologize directly to the victim. It allows both the victim and the perpetrator to experience forgiveness and move on to (hopefully) better lives. This is at the...

Pushing Google maps to the limit

Go to Google Maps, then Find Directions. Try getting from New York to London. Check out Step 24. Note that the trip will take you 29 days and 10 minutes! This works from U.S. locations to European locations, but doesn’t work to other continents. In case...

How bad are California's public schools?

Stanford’s Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice recently published what appears to be an evenhanded report on what ails California’s troubled K-12 public schools. The report, titled “Getting Down to Facts: School Finance and...