Learning from others with RSS
I placed more emphasis on RSS feeds when Twitter started its Musk-infused decent into madness, as an healthier way to keep up to date with the news sources and people I follow. Rather than heading to Twitter to scroll through my curated Twitter lists, I started spending even more time in my RSS feeds in…
“… you fail, only if you don’t learn from failure.”
Failure is very much a part of our daily life experience. How we approach failure is important. Om Mailk published a terrific post about failure, titled “Failure is part of learning“. It’s well worth reading. The morning also reminded me of a vital life lesson: you fail only if you don’t learn. A lesson successfully…
Teaching kids fractions
Our son is learning fractions at school. He’s finding them a little challenging, so I’ve been trying to help him. On one hand, my math knowledge still seems to be sufficient at his level. On the other, I don’t remember doing this stuff like he does it at school. I found a couple links that…
School fees for writers
School fees for writers are those experiences you go through when you learn to write more effectively. Just being a good writer isn’t enough. You have to learn to adapt your writing for your objectives and that can feel like starting from scratch.
Small wins when learning a new language
Nothing quite shows progress in learning a new language than being able to have those little, routine conversations in your new language.
It’s ok to dislike your writing, just not yourself
I really like this piece of advice from Neil Gaiman to a writer. We all write stuff and dislike it immensely for different reasons. Often, the work doesn’t meet some expectation we have and that’s ok but don’t dislike yourself for having written it.
A little project: Stuff to teach our kids
I started a little project yesterday called “Stuff to teach our kids” and it is basically a blog which I’m using to collate and share information about topics our kids ask me about.
Electronics kits are making a big comeback
Electronics kits seem to be popular again and that is terrific news. Our son is excited about electronics and there is so much he can do these days.