Archive for the ‘Best Practices – The Core Theory’ Category

Navigate By Tag Cloud

Just a note for any readers here who tend to shy away from tag clouds, this post is a quick Tag Cloud 101. The “cloud” at the top of the right-hand column provides a visual depiction of the labels I’ve used to tag my various blog entries. When I write an entry, I provide a [...]

It’s All About “The Journey”

Poetry on a blog about life’s best practices?  Yes, the best poetry has “a precise choice of words that will have implications and suggestions that go past the words themselves.” Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth (1988), at 229. My friend Jan Gravel read a poem to me the other day.  I rarely make time [...]

The Civics of Life’s Best Practices — Engagement

People who know me well think of me as an activist and community organizer as much as an attorney or law professor.  Politics and public service, broadly speaking, are very important to me.  So why blog about life’s best practices? Is there some civic agenda to my writing?  Yes—an agenda of engagement.

Mind “Flaws” as Engines of Creativity?

If this blog is about life’s best practices, why write about ways the mind makes errors?  I’ve gotten this question a lot.  So let me explain why I think these patterns of error are so important. Modern brain research shows that brains tend to process data in certain predictable ways.  Some of those processes generate [...]

Getting at the core issues — about this blog

This blog is a forum for testing ideas about how to build and live a fulfilling life.  Just what does that mean?  It means that I believe there are best practices, that many of those have been tested rigorously, and that using those practices will enhance both performance and fulfillment. 

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