In this week's Ask Dan column, Dan answers a reader's question about a phenomenon known as the perfection premium. Dear Dan, Every time my sister hosts a dinner party, she insists that every last tidbit of food she serves be homemade. This high standard is wearing on her. To make her life easier, I proposed … Continue reading Do You Suffer from the Perfection Premium?
Back in 2018, I wrote about my experience of seeing “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, the documentary about Mister Rogers. The film, which has a 98% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, was phenomenal. I also wrote: To say he was one of the kindest, gentlest men I have ever seen would be an understatement. I also … Continue reading If I Read These Books, Will I Be More Like Mr. Rogers?
"Everything that can be invented has been invented." - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. patent office, 1899 It's one of those quotes that many people have heard, and many of those same people know that it is not true. Such words were never uttered by Mr. Duell. Despite it not being true, it came back … Continue reading Everything That Can Be Blogged About, Has Already Been Blogged
I have found TED-Ed to be a great source of educational lessons presented in an easy to use set of animated videos. If you are not familiar with TED-Ed, here is a description from its web site: TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers … Continue reading There’s a Poem for That