John Freeborn

“The day will never arrive when you finally have everything under control — when the flood of emails has been contained; when your to-do lists have stopped getting longer; when you’re meeting all your obligations at work and in your home life; when nobody’s angry with you for missing a…

Nocebo Effect

This isn’t used in medical testing, but it’s a real thing. The definition, “A detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psychosomatic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis.” In simpler terms, you think you are going to get sick from something and then you…

The Home Stretch

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself…

One More

There’s lots of stuff going on these days. Holidays are coming, work has one more burst and the world is still itching for normalcy despite the pandemic’s refusal to go away. I don’t know what’s next. I don’t have any secret insight or words to ease your mind…

Learning How to Think

“Twenty years after my own graduation, I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about “teaching you how to think” is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea: Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over…

John Freeborn

designer, artist, skateboarder and video gamer

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