To the Class of 2019

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’19:

Wear sunscreen.

As your elders continue to fail you in taking even common-sense steps toward limiting pollution, preventing atmospheric breakdown, and mitigating the effects of over seven and a half billion people living on one planet, the scientific benefits of sunscreen are going to become more useful in protecting your skin at least into your thirties.

The rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience, but I will dispense this advice now.

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