An archived stack of papers: 'education-classes'

Is Gaiman A Teacher?

In a stack of papers called Instruction.

  • Sep
  • 20
  • 2008

From a Goodreads interview with Neil Gaiman:

Normally, in anything I do, I’m fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the Platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the... read more

Start Writing Now

In a stack of papers called Writing.

  • Apr
  • 15
  • 2006

I leave for Japan tomorrow. I’ll be in Kyoto for a few days, Izumo for a few more, spend the night in Osaka, then head for home. It should be fun, but it means that I’ll be away from my girlfriend, my cat, and my blog.

As I get ready to spend my Spring Break, not relaxing and reading, but running through train stations and lugging around baggage, you need to start writing... read more

Imitate Your Job

In a stack of papers called Instruction.

  • Mar
  • 30
  • 2006

To work on bedside manner and how to handle the stresses of the job, medical schools apparently hire actors to play parents. Students then need to break bad news and help the parent cope with the tragedy. I watched a woman who I thought honestly suffered the loss of her son to cancer blubber her way through a fake consultation with doctors as they told her that there was really nothing left to do for... read more