Written on September 18th, 2020

I haven’t been outside in four days. In 2020, that hardly seems like an anomaly, but these last four days have been the most suffocating.

Like many other knowledge workers, my husband and I moved out of our Brooklyn apartment in May. Nomadic, we are…

“Would that we could choose the things that trouble us, but we can’t. While each of us must find our own way forward through this forest of doubt, it is only with the support of others that we’ll be able to do so.” — Ted Chiang

At certain periods a nation may be oppressed by such insupportable evils as to conceive the design of effecting a total change in its political constitution; at other times… the existence of society itself is endangered. Such are the times of great revolutions… But between these epochs of misery and…

— A framework for answering life’s biggest question

This framework was initially shared as a talk at Yale University.

Last year, I quit my dream job at Google because I had finally uncovered the purpose of my life.

I had been searching, on- and off-again, for 34 years. The last stretch was accelerated by the raw pain of burn out, and traversed three continents. Fortunately, I encountered some remarkable teachers and teachings. I found maps and guides. And these are what I want to share with you.


March is Women’s History Month, and today is International Women’s Day. And this year, I’ve got an idea to share. It’s time we took control of what it means to be a modern woman. Read on, join me in this discussion, and comment with your ideas!

What does it mean to be a modern woman? What do we want it to mean?

On Saturday, January 21st…

June 19, 2016: Father’s Day

About a month ago, I went fishing on a small pier just under the Golden Gate Bridge with my dad. He’s 61 now, newly retired, and has finally picked up a hobby for himself — fishing. My entire life, all I remember my dad taking…

Amy Jin

I love humans, channel my unflappable optimism into sci-fi, and reflect on all matters of the heart

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