Category Archives: Mind

No country for old scientists

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought … Continue reading

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TriWriMo: Starting a Writing group at Trinity University

Spurred on by November writing challenges like NaNoWriMo, DigiWriMo, and particularly Academic Writing Month (#AcWriMo), I sent out an email to our campus community asking if anyone wanted to join me in a November writing challenge.  Within a few hours I had two … Continue reading

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November: Not just for Novels Anymore

National Novel Writing Month began as an agreement between 20 people in the San Francisco area in 1999.  They each promised to produce a novel-length work within a month.  Since these beginnings, NaNoWiMo has grown into an annual international writing … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ursula K. Le Guin Quotes on Reading and Writing

Writing is my craft. I honour it deeply. To have a craft, to be able to work at it, is to be honoured by it. The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing, from McSweeney

Colin Nissan offers the following tips on writing.  Go read the explanations.  They are hilarious! WRITE EVERY DAY DON’T PROCRASTINATE FIGHT THROUGH WRITER’S BLOCK LEARN FROM THE MASTERS FIND YOUR MUSE HONE YOUR CRAFT ASK FOR FEEDBACK READ, READ, READ … Continue reading

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Plinky prompt: TWITTER: great? or a great waste of time?

Today’s Plinky prompt: Is Twitter a great way to keep in touch with people, or a time-waster? Birdie I haven’t used Twitter much for keeping in touch with people I know. In my opinion, that’s what Facebook is for. I … Continue reading

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The Mechanical MOOC and Codeacademy

This post is part of a series that expands on Dave Cormier’s Youtube video “Success in a MOOC” and applies his advice to the upcoming Mechanical MOOC about the Python programming language.  Cormier breaks down online learning success into five steps: Orient, Declare, Network, Cluster … Continue reading

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