Just as the “so-called left” (or the “online left” as Anna Khachiyan calls it), uses “bigot/sexist/transphobe/racist, etc.” to dismiss the right, the right uses words and acronyms like woke, PC, SJW, and D.I.E (now called D.E.I) to dismiss the left. Make whatever arguments you want against and for either side. Both use certain words as […]Read more "Dismissive words"
Because ‘education’ implies teaching, and teaching implies presence. Passiveness and presence aren’t like yin and yang. They’re more like gravity and a hot dog, two things that couldn’t be more unlike. The electricity of the online education movement is threatened by the hustlers. It takes a sharp focus and the will to move mountains to […]Read more "Online education is not a path to passive income."
Made, because it’s a collection of some of my best blog posts (according to me) from last year. It’s a compilation, a curation, a selection of deep cuts. There’s just two pages of original writing. The book has pictures you can look at and words you can read. You can buy the book with money […]Read more "I made a book"
When I was 14, I made the best decision I’ve ever made. I decided to start a blog. It was a blog about World of Warcraft’s toughest competitor. No, not RuneScape. Not Adventurequest, either. It was a little game called Club Penguin. I played Club Penguin a lot. I blogged about it a lot more. […]Read more "2007 is Over and Club Penguin is Dead. But I’m still Blogging."
Spotify | Apple | Watch on YouTube I want to write the stories that aren’t being written BEAU HAAN Today I’m joined by Beau Haan (@beauhaan). Beau Haan is an actor, model, and hosts a book club using Roam Research. I’d also add storyteller to that list, as Beau’s acting serves as a proxy for […]Read more "Beau Haan — Notes on Networked Thought, Darkness, Redemption, and Triumph (#57)"
Bored is either a choice or an attitude. It’s a choice when the restless creator closes her laptop, shuts the blinds, takes out a pen and some paper, and sits quietly in her room until something happens. Bored is an attitude when you announce that you are. When you decide that literature, technology, games, nature, […]Read more "Nothing to do"
Maybe you’re right. Maybe you really are inexperienced. But there’s a reason why they picked you. And if you picked yourself for the job, I’m sure that no matter how thick your forest of doubt is, there are roots of potential buried underneath your insecurity. Although that doesn’t matter if you don’t put in the […]Read more "“I’m not qualified for this”"
Musical notation deconstructs a piece into its component parts so that musicians can know which notes to play and how to play them. The odd thing is that great music unleashes power that moves us to tears, but no tears have ever dropped onto a sheet of musical notation. To do so would be like […]Read more "Two Impossible Things: Music and Teaching"
Blogging is a great way to earn passive income. Blogging is a great way to build authority in your field. Blogging is a great way to build an audience. Or so we’re lied to. Under the dominant narratives for starting anything today, blogging seems like a waste of time. Compared to the apparent potential for […]Read more "Don’t Start a Blog, Start Writing"
I’m studying for a degree in clinical psychology. I once took a course called “The Psychology of Personal Development,” thinking I’d learn about the complicated, painful, difficult and confusing development of one’s identity, personality, and sense of morality coupled with an even more paralyzing sense: an increasing awareness of one’s mortality, of the fact of […]Read more "Positive Psychology: We Are All Happy Robots"