Archive by Author | swteran

How to Water Your Brain

It’s time to reconsider how I “water my brain.”

I came across an old article called Better Ways to Learn in the New York Times. If you’re interested in studying smart instead of studying more, it’s worth your time.

“Most of us study and hope we are doing it right… But we tend to have a static and narrow notion of how learning should happen.”

 – Benedict Carey, science reporter for NYT

Check it out.

Do it More to Make it Better

“I took longer to figure out how to do this than anybody I’ve ever met.” -Ira Glass

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Start Somewhere, Do Something

I’ve been putting this off for far too long. It’s time to write.

Yesterday, I listened to a podcast called Big Ideas by Dave Chen and Stephen Tobolowsky. For those of you who aren’t familiar with either of the two names, Mr. Tobolowsky is a ubiquitous character actor. He also happens to be an intelligent and insightful human being. I know this from listening to his other podcast The Tobolowsky Files.

In the first episode of Big Ideas, Mr. Tobolowsky offers the following advice to a listener: “Art is not inspiration… Art is choice.”

I feel like I’ve heard it before, but after hearing it again yesterday I can’t stop thinking about it. Maybe it was the timing, maybe it was the delivery. Regardless, it’s time to get back to writing.

So, here we are. Welcome to the site Learn Write Code!