Tag: knowledge

Random Generalizations & Observations

Knowledge is Power (And the Pathway to Change)

Knowledge is power

This past week I found myself in the middle of a minor fracas on Twitter. A young girl posted some very intelligent, thoughtful, and informed political comments.  I replied that it was heartening that she would soon be eligible to vote because we need more thoughtful and informed people out there voting. As they say, …

Writing Tips & Career Advice

Why Fiction Writers Need Science

Science Books

I’ll admit it: I’m a science nerd. I make a good portion of my living from scientific and technical writing. Plus, I just love most of the sciences. They’re fascinating. But even if I weren’t a few (dozen) math credits away from being Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory, I’d still read and learn about …

Random Generalizations & Observations

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 …

Random Generalizations & Observations

Don’t Know + Don’t Care = Freedom


My yoga instructor once said something interesting. “Don’t worry about what you don’t know, because knowledge isn’t perfect. The knowledge we have today will be obsolete or changed in a few years, so there’s no sense getting attached to one way of thinking, or one set of facts.” He also said that, to take this …