I sold out to China
You know that censorship has won its war on truth-telling when journalists happily police themselves
A fine balance
Vertigo knocked me out of whack. Now, when people talk of finding equilibrium, I want to hit them with my walking stick
Searching for home
My connection to place is fluid and complex. In a nomadic world, do we still need a home?
The lost father
Finding my dad was an act of self-discovery: it took furtive phone calls, conjured siblings – and the power to transcend death
Soccer broke my brain
I was 17 when concussion put me on the bench for good. Only now do we understand how sports injuries affect the mind
Return to Nib’s Knoll
As kids, we make secret worlds – in trees, in our imaginations, even online – but can we go back to them when we’re grown?
Dirk, Dolly and Dolores
Animals aren’t tools for thinking. Animals are some of the basic building blocks of thought itself
The camping cure
Living outside changes you. When environmental illness left me too sick to stay in my high-rise, I turned to nature to heal
Growing up alien
John Mack was a Harvard scientist who took extra-terrestrial abduction seriously. Is he the reason I like misfits?