Category: Learning

Career, Learning, Writing

Should You Take a Writing Class?

Writing teacher 2

People often ask me if they should take a writing class or workshop. Do I think it will be valuable for them? The answer is a nebulous, “It depends.” It depends on what you hope to accomplish, where you are in your career, and what types of courses are available to you. Over the years …

Learning, Reading

Embracing Slow Reading

Slow Reading Snail

There’s no real news this week and I’m still catching up on the books I’ve checked out over the past couple of weeks. So instead of a reading list this week, I thought I’d muse on something I’ve been trying to incorporate into my reading life: The concept of slow reading.

Learning, Writing

The Long Resolution

Study resolution

I’m not normally a big fan of making a New Year’s resolution (obviously, if it’s almost March and I’m just now getting around to writing about the topic). I believe in fixing things as they need fixing, not waiting for some magical date on the calendar. (Although, if I were to pick a date it would be …

Learning, Personal

The Freedom of Knowing Nothing About Anything

Knowing Cactus

Okay, let’s get it out of the way before the sarcasm begins: Obviously the title of this article isn’t literally true. I do know a few things about many things. I couldn’t function in the world if I didn’t. And neither could you. We all have knowledge. What we generally don’t have is enough of …

Creativity, Learning, Personal

The Joys of Living in Your Own Head

Individual Head

I frequently come across articles about “getting out of your head.” They claim that living in your head is limiting and even destructive. The writers want to cure you of this problem because, clearly, it’s ruining your life. I agree with some of these articles to a point. If you’re living in your head to …