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Jill Bolte Taylor: A Stroke of Insight

This is an incredibly moving talk from a woman who has dedicated her life to researching psychiatry and schizophrenia. One day she realized she was having a stroke — and instead of being devastated, she thought, “This is so cool! 49 more words

Enlightened World

It Takes All Kinds of Thinking

The terms “linear” and “lateral” thinking create a kind of simplified and dualistic view of thinking and the world. 

I’m always leery of such views. 179 more words


Thinking, Reading, and Writing In Lists

In last week’s class, we discussed alternative forms of digital reading, reading practice, and the very telling acronym/meme/hashtag TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read). I’m fascinated by this last trend — by what it means to segment the ways in which we write and read — and I want to bounce around a few ideas about it here.