Life

Whyfor No U?

There is one constant undercurrent to my journey learning to work within the visual thinking/graphic recording world. I’m so far behind. Reading the stories of other people who do this, there’s a recurring theme of I always drew things and I started working in design in High School and I started calligraphy when I was eleven and the …

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Beginner’s Mind Sucks

Some Notes on Starting from Scratch When was the last time you were a beginner at something? For me, it’s been a while. I’ve enjoyed the experience of being not only good at most of the things I did but also so busy doing them that I really didn’t have a lot of time to …

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The Infinite Practice

Education discovers an increasing richness in the past, because it sees what is unfinished there. Training regards the past as finished and the future as to be finished. Education leads toward a continuing self-discovery; training leads toward a final self-definition. – James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games There are times when I feel a …

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Life

The Life You Make Possible

“I didn’t make my life possible!” – Amanda Palmer, in an interview with Tim Ferriss That quote came shortly after Tim suggested to Amanda that she was living a life that most would think impossible. It’s true, in a way – her story, going from street performer to million-dollar KickStarter, bestselling author and icon of …

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The Lifelong Study-Buddy Practice

I was having a fascinating discussion with a neuropsychologist, an nurse anesthetist, and a GrandMaster competitive pistol marksman (I know, sounds like the start of a joke, right?) about the differences between good and bad educators. In all of our fields we had consistently seen the phenomenon of the person who was a great “doer” …

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