It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it … Continue reading A Decade of Self-Control
At the end of 2009, I launched a personal blog. It was hosted on ommalik.com, then omis.me, and eventually finding home at this final domain, Om.co. It has been my homestead on the web for almost a decade and has survived the vagaries of the modern Internet. Social networks may have taken some of the … Continue reading Best of the 2010s: Some of my favorite pieces from the last ten years
We all love these cuties. Back in 2016, when I visited Faroes, I was captivated by these birds, especially their faces, with their big beaks. I sat on the edge of a cliff and watched these birds come and go, mesmerized. Their odd-shaped bodies and that funky beak, made me wonder: why do the puffins … Continue reading Why do Puffins have big beaks?
A very long time ago, I met David Porter, and we talked about music and its future. We talked about streaming and the romance of mixtapes. I wrote about his startup, 8tracks. If it was a great and clever idea, from an entrepreneur who loved music and its nuances. David is one of the good … Continue reading No more 8tracks
Today is the 12th anniversary of my heart attack. Or as I like to call it, my ReBirthday. I don’t have any profound words, except I am really glad that I don’t smoke anymore. Or that I am eighty percent vegetarian. I am also glad that I have picked up hobbies that force me to … Continue reading ReBirthday No. 12