The Not-So-Antisocial Person’s Guide to Conversing With the Dead

Good answers require good questions. But, just as many people aren’t prepared to ask good questions, not everyone is prepared to provide good answers. If I wanted to learn how to sail a boat, would I rather consult Magellan or the Skipper from Gilligan’s Island? Knowing this, I usually skip the office cafeteria during lunch hour, head out to the dim …

Book Review – The Well-Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer

When you gather data, you become informed. When you read, you develop wisdom. With The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer gracefully takes up the torch long held by Mortimer J. Adler, and becomes the modern advocate for purposeful reading. She gives us her own interpretation of what it means to “read well” and, thankfully, holds our hand a little more …

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The Importance Of Soak Time

I don’t know about you, but when I’m excited about learning something, I tend to attack it nearly full force until I burn out. I’ll buy stacks of books on a subject and read them at a pretty rapid pace. When I’m done, I find that I may know this new factoid or that new factoid. Great for parties or …