The Memory Secret | The Saturday Evening Post


I was a grind. That was the word for it back in the day: the kid who sweated the details, who made flashcards. A striver, a grade-hog, a worker bee — that kid — and I can see him clearly now, almost 40 years later, bent over a textbook, squinting in the glow of a … Continue reading The Memory Secret | The Saturday Evening Post

How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner | The Art of Manliness


For the first twenty-two years or so of our lives, our main “job” is learning. The bulk of our time is spent in classrooms acquiring new knowledge. And then, once we graduate, we feel like the education phase of our lives is done and now it’s time to go out into the world. Have you … Continue reading How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner | The Art of Manliness

Faith Discovery


How many of you would ever consider going to a Doctor that did not keep up on their studies? Did not read the latest journals or attend the latest seminars on the most up to date procedures? Most of us probable would not be very excited to know that our doctor graduated in 1945 and … Continue reading Faith Discovery

Giving Up


It’s hard sometimes to come up with new things to write about. I sometimes have great ideas, like the fig tree blog, that just don’t seem to pan out. In truth the fig tree blog was horrible, I knew it when I posted it, but I posted anyway. Sometimes I think the act of doing … Continue reading Giving Up