Category Archives: education

Thinking and Working Like a Pro

At the suggestion of my buddy Stuart, I’ve started reading several books by Steven Pressfield. The one I just finished yesterday is titled The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. The point of … Continue reading

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Grad School: A Look Back

As May 11 passed this week, it occurred to me that it’s been 20 years since I got my master’s degree. Aside from saying, “Ouch,” and acknowledging a comment from a friend that I’m old, I wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

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Interview Questions: Caroline G, University of Limerick Student

A while back, I got a request from a student at the University of Limerick (Ireland) who wanted to interview me for her class. The magic of Zoom allowed this to happen. We were constrained by a time limit, so … Continue reading

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Building Trust

As someone who’s established a reputation for being trustworthy, I suppose it’s not a big surprise that I was once assigned the task of writing a class titled “Building Trust.” While I’ll share a few of the insights from that … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up 2021 and Preview of Coming Attractions for 2022

Greetings, all! After taking a few weeks off to rest and reflect, your friendly, neighborhood Heroic Technical Writer is back in action. One of the primary reasons I paused–aside from being busy–was simple burnout. I was often scrambling at the … Continue reading

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