What does it take to be truly gifted? In addition to ability and creativity, perseverance and work ethic are equally at play. “the evidence that these nonintellectual factors are critical to giftedness is ‘nothing short of overwhelming.’” - Joseph Renzulli, University of Connecticut Psychologist and author of the most cited research on giftedness, as quoted on...
Drive By Truckers - Used to be a Cop
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free” ~...
The Best Times to Buy Anything in 2011 [Buying... →
An authority isn’t a person or institution who is always right — ain’t no such...– Clay Shirky on Wikipedia’s 10th Anniversary via Andrew Sullivan (via jericsinger)
Reblog: Vermont Has Problem With Lack Of Maple In... →
The New Englander in me love this story. I can’t stand the fake maple syrup. It’s corn syrup with color and flavoring. Blech.
Your Hand In Mine by Explosions In The Sky Epic...
Kellogg Dean Sally Blount: Education and... →
When students ask Sally Blount how she became the first female dean of an internationally renowned U.S. business school, she warns them not to look at her career for any insight on the well-worn…
Reblog: In defense of RSS →
Many people are unfamiliar with RSS readers. I couldn’t live without mine (Google Reader). If you don’t use it yet, trust me, you’ll save lots of time keeping up with what you keep up with. Ya read?
Paolo Coelho's Wisdom of Normal →
Growth in 2011
Image by Pink Sherbet Photography via Flickr People are capable of incredible personal growth, despite the inertia of everyday life. Here’s a few articles that I thought were interesting on the subject. Oliver Sachs - This Year, Change Your Mind. I have had many reports from ordinary people who take up a new sport or a musical instrument in their 50s or 60s, and not only become...