Aliases, Pseudonyms, Alter Egos

flickr photo credit ChaTo (Carlos Castillo) We all have multiple identities. We act differently around parents than we do around our lovers, in school, at work, in private. Somehow, though, we manage to see ourselves as one coherent identity. Online, this tendency is...

I still exist, and so do you

In the 7-year history of this blog, I have only gone a whole month without posting. Until now, where I’ve gone almost 4 whole months! And you know what? I’m okay with that. I haven’t had anything to say, and why force it? That said, I thought...
Repackaging Content for Sales and Visibility

Repackaging Content for Sales and Visibility

I went to the brick-and-mortars Barnes and Noble to look for Chuck Klosterman’s latest book, but was appalled to see that it was $25 in hardcover, so I went to the website to see if I could get it cheaper. Here I ran into something interesting. Searching for...

Memoiry

I have been struggling to write a memoir of my days in graduate school for almost a year now. The struggle is not in the writing so much as the remembering (and now, the editing). I pumped out 30,000 words on a fairly quick timeline, and have added some since, but now...

Finish What You Start

Neil Gaiman, in this moving speech, says that one of the things an artist must do to be successful, is finish things. Sounds easy, but it’s not. As you all know, I am writing a memoir. It is more than half done, and I am very excited about it. I also wrote a...

My MOOC Weeks 3-6 (of 6)

This is a continuation of the last two posts (Week 1, and Weeks 2-3), wherein I take a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Irrational Behavior. Week 4 (Labor and Motivation) started off strong. I watched all the videos and read most of the material. I took the quiz...