David Evans

David Evans

David Evans

David is from Minnesota. He has volunteered for political campaigns and spent a summer with the Blue Earth County Historical Society researching the First World War in local papers. He wants to go to law school.

Recent blog posts by this author

A Gun Control Lesson From Australia’s Cat Genocide

As America reels from another string of mass shootings, first in El Paso, then in Dayton, Ohio, the debate over gun control is heating up again. Any rational observer realizes that there is something deeply flawed with how we traditionally talk...

Hacking Homo Sapiens

“Live your best life” is one of those sayings that people like to pass around like a verbal head cold. No one is sure who started it, but they’re all too eager to pass the phrase on anyway. What’s never addressed is what “your best life” looks like...

The Secret Lives of Robopets

There has been a great disturbance in the force, like a million chirpy robot voices crying out for owners. In every day terms, we are facing what Wired terms “the second coming of robot pets.” This surge in companion robots is exemplified in a...

You Are Who You Eat With

Why do we make food? The obvious answer is so we can have food fights. Joking aside, when I reflect on my experience with the culinary arts – whether carefully crafting Buche de Noel for Christmas or whiling away a summer afternoon making...

To Be Happy, First Be Pessimistic

We all want to be happy, but we’re not terribly good at it. As a result, for centuries philosophers have wrestled with how to attain happiness. Few, though, have offered as novel an answer as Marcus Aurelius, one of Rome’s greatest emperors....

Four Things We Can Learn From the Amish About Technology

Picture the Amish for a moment. Do you see dour men in bulky black coats with beards? Horse-drawn buggies clomping down asphalt highways? A technophobic people horribly out of step with the twenty-first century? If these are your...