Completed MOOC – a look back…

I've been blogging a little bit about the Learning How to Learn MOOC I've been participating in. I finished it up, after taking quite a bit of time off to accommodate a relentless summer, and I thought I'd go back through those learning techniques I rambled on about. A progress report of sorts.  Some of... Continue Reading →

My Mind Palace… For Real

If you've watched Sherlock - and you should - you've seen the world's most prolific sleuth retreat into his mind palace to retrieve something of the copious reams of information he stores there. I laughed out loud the first time I saw one of these scenes. I thought it was creative genius, pure and simple.... Continue Reading →

Catch and Release

So what is it about communication?  Communicating an idea to another human being has the power to cement the idea in your own mind and heart; to really drive the thing home. This we know; it's not really up for debate. Depending on your learning style, this can be varying degrees of true, but in... Continue Reading →

Procrastination indeed.

There is no expedient to which man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking. ~ Sir Joshua Reynolds Sir Josh has it right. It is amazing the things that we trick ourselves into out of sheer avoidance. Not necessarily consciously either; we are hardwired to turn to the easier task. It happens... Continue Reading →

Advice I can finally follow…

What a wonder each day's sunrise! As soft rays of light peek over the trees, it is always as if for the first time. Dawn beckons with an invitation to begin anew, to see things in a fresh way. "Yesterday is past," it whispers; "you only have today and all its possibilities." Hope rises with... Continue Reading →

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