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Are You a Specialist or a Scanner?

Barbara Sher, an American career coach, is responsible for the enormously comforting concept of the “scanner” personality. The idea is that some of us are simply better suited to being nimble generalists, switching from interest to interest, rather than specialists, focussing on one subject, one career, or one… whatever. 77 more words


On Next Steps & Samantha Brown

Does anyone remember Samantha Brown? As a kid and teenager, I was completely obsessed (and I mean obsessed) with the Travel Channel, and in particular Samantha Brown’s shows. 591 more words

On Mountains and Medicine

As things are wont to do when you’re in your 20s and a year has passed since you’ve written, so much has changed since my last post. 507 more words


On Not Having a Clue

You know how when you’re a kid, and everyone tells you to follow your dreams and do what you love? It’s a truly, beautiful, wonderful thing, when people say that and mean it. 446 more words

Interview: Seth Faergolzia - anti-folk polymath talks collaboration, fatherhood and Mickey Mouse Disco

Making 14 albums in 18 years, Seth Faergolzia – the polymathic musician artist and occasional fashion designer described as “freak/genius” – has clocked up an almost Fall-worthy discography and cast of former band members. 1,901 more words

Bi-weekly Thurs update


  1. I am going to post the interview I did for the PVZ since it seems pretty clear they are defunct. I interviewed Lydia Jenkins an animal rights activists for it and I’ll post that for my regular blog update on Tuesday, Sept 6th.

More than just soundbites

It is quite easy to sound and appear intelligent; it is easy to make people believe that you are knowledgeable about all sorts of things. 719 more words