Down Time and Deep Projects

It’s finals week in the university where I teach.  All time changes.  The papers that we knew were coming, all semester, get written, and get read.  The finals which we knew were coming, all semester, get taken, and get graded.  All the departmental work that has to get finished before the summer is getting shoved…

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On Writing Every Day

I admire greatly Cal Newport’s blog Study Hacks; he’s interested in examining myths about studying, and entrepreneurship, and achievement, stacking the myths up against data, and thinking about what really works and what doesn’t.  And he’s usually got extremely good advice.  So I was very amused to come across one of his posts with which,…

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