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Brain Gains

A few years ago, I stumbled on a free online course from Yale University called The American Novel Since 1942, a self-paced, semester-long study of the so-called Great American Novel. 634 more words

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Brain Drains

This is the first of two posts on adult learning. The next one, Brain Gains, is on online education. 

For the past few years, I’ve been on a… 1,033 more words

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I have a confession, I’m a little bit obsessed with ceramics in all it’s guises.  I’ve had a good clear out of old crockery, mugs and bowls that are no longer used or serve any purpose, even most of the vintage china has gone.   233 more words


Drawing to Find Out [03]: Ajit Rao

In conversation with Ajit Rao on his work and insights on drawings, skill and education. 

Architect, Animator and Artist, Ajit Rao started his career working with the renowned Indian architect B V Doshi. 6,044 more words


Razors, for Luck?

Early 2002, Queens, NYC, Sunday morning

No matter what else, Nancy’s wedding shower would be swimming in food. She was a thirty-year-old marathon runner who still savored her Bronx Dominican heritage and with it, her family’s obsession with eating. 577 more words

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The Freakishly Smart President

Who was our most Freakishly Intelligent Commander-in-Chief?

Jefferson? Yes, definitely a contender. Besides all his noble efforts designing our government, Jefferson was instrumental in bringing enology (wine making) state-side, and for that I personally thank him. 233 more words

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