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This is where you can find all of my articles & essays.
10 Essential Tips for Effective Digital Note-Taking: A Practical Guide
Learn what to listen for during presentations, creative ways to practice note-taking, and how to transform your notes into a powerful learning tool. Enhance your skills by applying these tips to documentaries, movies, podcasts, and more. Master the art of digital note-taking and unlock your full potential.
15 Open-Ended Questions to Encourage Vulnerability
Encourage your team or friends to open up asking these 15 open-ended questions organized by themes like exploring fears, sharing past experiences, reflecting on work and growth, and sharing passions.
My Experience Studying Typing
Learn about the rewards of practicing a simple physical skill like touch-typing, and discover how to apply this lesson in your life. Follow the journey of one individual's exploration of typing training, including the apps and resources used along the way, and the benefits of improving typing speed and accuracy. While high typing speed is not always necessary, find out how it can increase efficiency, allow you to capture more thoughts, and make it easier to transition from analog to digital.
How to use fast-typing to take better meeting notes
By following these steps, you can take effective notes during work meetings that will help you stay organized, informed, and productive.
How to Improve Typing Speed for Effective Note-taking
This blog post provides a step-by-step guide on improving your typing speed for more efficient and effective note-taking. The first step is to learn touch typing, followed by training for accuracy and speed using apps like key.br and typingtest.com. With increased typing speed, you'll be able to capture more thoughts quickly and transition from analog to digital easily. However, it's important to remember that typing speed isn't everything and slowing down the mind and using pen and paper can also be beneficial for writing as thinking.
My 12 Favorite Problems
My 12 Favorite Problems, updated regularly.
Cats Through the Ages
A collection of primary source details document cat-human relationships into the past.
Comfort, Discomfort, & The Aperture of Awareness
Coleridge's closeness to nature
What could be healthier than knowing the critters and beings I see, hear and smell every day?
What is Beloved Experimentation and How Do I Do It?
What happens if I give every day a purpose?
Over the winter holidays I noticed I was wasting lots of time. I designed a experiment that I thought would help me align my values and priorities with my actions. Here's what I did and how it worked.
Walking in the shadows of giants: logging on the West Coast
What would've it have felt like to land on the Western shores of North America with the first settler-colonists? Working as a tree-planter in old-growth forests of British Columbia has given some perspective on this question.
What does Pan's Labyrinth teach us about memory?
Guillermo del Toro's brilliant 2006 film, Pan's Labyrinth, explores questions of memory and temporality. How do our memories persist through time? Do they? Using evidence from the plot and the film's score, I argue the film portrays a complicated vision of memory.
What if we could scroll through the past like a YouTube timeline?
Some random thoughts about geology, time, and Youtube. Recorded on a flight from Vegas to Vancouver.
Grand Canyon Metaphors
I wrote this brief reflection when I ended a 25-day wilderness adventure by partying it up in Las Vegas.
What is an article? What is an essay?
Join me for a brief exploration of the etymologies of the words "article" and "essay" as I discern how to refer to my own writing.
My 12 Lifelong Questions - where it began
My first attempt at identifying the 12 problems or questions I can use to frame my thinking long into the future.
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