Thinking about ideas

Education, policy, philosophy, history, science…


November 2014

Separating and Connecting

It is always my note-taking tension: how to separate and filter the mass of notes and thoughts I generate, yet still be able to make connections between them, sometimes between seemingly unrelated notes. In fact, as researchers, part of our... Continue Reading →


Managing References

Many years ago, I had this great idea that I could put references into a database to make it easier for myself. I started planning this database in my head, and then came up with the thought that maybe someone... Continue Reading →

Activism: How to make a difference

Activism is all around us, but how much of it actually makes a difference? I’m an efficiency person: I don’t like wasting my time, and I prefer to put my efforts into things that are more likely to generate change,... Continue Reading →

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