The End of Travel

“Driven by the need for a storied life, I relished the opportunity for endless travel. Is that a moment in time, now over?”

Source: Aeon
Published: Dec 24, 2021
Length: 28 minutes (7,000 words)

Two Land In My Mind

“Imaginary friends, it is thought, are part of the same family — they help children to find a sense of themselves, and accompany them through crucial years of development and adjustment as they become their own individual beings, separate from their mother. They are by definition temporary: there to serve a purpose, and then discarded.”

 

Source: Aeon
Published: Jul 10, 2013
Length: 10 minutes (2,500 words)

Typos, Tricks and Misprints

“Why is English spelling so weird and unpredictable? Don’t blame the mix of languages; look to quirks of timing and technology.”

Source: Aeon
Published: Jul 26, 2021
Length: 13 minutes (3,401 words)

Philosophy with Children

“Curious about aspects of the world that most adults take for granted, children demonstrate a seemingly instinctive capacity to ponder the most basic elements of life and society.”

Source: Aeon
Published: May 10, 2021
Length: 13 minutes (3,400 words)

Accumulation and Its Discontents

“Whether collecting, storing or hoarding, we’ve always had our issues with stuff – not least deciding what’s worth having.”

Source: Aeon
Published: Aug 20, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,369 words)

On Matthew’s Mind

An operation to remove a brain cyst changed Matthew’s identity.

Source: Aeon
Published: Jul 17, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,900 words)

Kid Culture

Americans have always had issues raising their children as citizens instead of tiny, mighty monarchs.”

Source: Aeon
Published: May 14, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,996 words)

We Are Nature

“Even the Anthropocene is nature at work transforming itself.”

Author: Beth Lord
Source: Aeon
Published: Apr 28, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,700 words)

The Hunger Mood

Is losing weight a matter of psychology, not physiology?

Source: Aeon
Published:
Length: 14 minutes (3,700 words)

Traumatized by the cure

“You gave us more life, but you didn’t attend to the issues that make life worth living.” Are survivors of life-threatening illness suffering from a form of PTSD?

Author: Liza Gross
Source: Aeon
Published: Mar 3, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,300 words)