Show Your Work

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When you were a kid in school, your math teacher made you show your work. In my case, the Nuns at St. James the Less insisted that any answer without the accompanying steps to arrive at that answer was wrong. It wasn’t enough to know the right answer. You had to prove you knew … [Read more...]

You’re Writing the Middle Chapter

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I heard a very good speech at Toastmasters a few months ago. It was a painful story about love and betrayal. The story was extremely well told, and everyone who heard it was moved, me included. But at the end of the speech, I was left with a sense of dread. There was no … [Read more...]