Late bloomers and lifelong learners
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Not before time...
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Let there be more biographies of failures, people who were ignored by the world, whose ideas came before their time, whose great work was left in ruins…
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So many novelists who work on Min Jin Lee’s themes would be making a comment — social or political — often a very predictable comment. Their work would…
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The Winter’s Tale is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays. It’s not quite a ‘late bloomer’ play but it’s not so far off. Having been stuck in my sick…
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Most of all, Tyler Cowen talks like he writes. Every piece of repetitive, mediocre writing advice (the sort of thing aimed at dreamers on the lunch-hour…
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Hats off, please, to Katherine Rundell, who has written a book about John Donne that can stand toe-to-toe with John Carey, something I would not have…
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Lazy, depressive, productive, late bloomer, Samuel Johnson is an example of the Fitzgerald Rule
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Robin Hanson, interviewListen now (85 min) | This conversation with economist and late bloomer Robin Hanson probably peaks towards the end, when we were bouncing ideas around…
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In the late 1740s, Zachariah Williams was evicted from the Charterhouse, a City of London almshouse for people who require charitable help to live…
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These are some principles based on the way I participate in homeschooling. My wife does the bulk of the homeschooling. Our guiding idea is that your…
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"My dear, if you want romance fuck a journalist."
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