The value of uncertainty

Noonan’s North bar and grill is in an unassuming blue clapboard building, just off Main Street in the town of Holy Cross, Iowa (population 366). Locally, it’s popular for its BBQ ribs and all-you-can-eat shrimp nights. This is not the kind of place a person tends to drive hundreds of miles to visit. But Max Hawkins’s phone had told him to go there – and so go there he did. Hawkins is a computer scientist (turned artist) who spent more than two years ‘living randomly’. ….[READ]