Category archive: Learning

Thoughts about bias

aqoodwdypis-colton-brownEverybody is sitting around saying, ‘Well, jeez, we need somebody to solve this problem of bias.’ That somebody is us. We all have to try to figure out a better way to get along.
~ Wilma Mankiller

Photo credit – Colton Brown via Unsplash

Tips for managing unconscious bias

Hands of diverse people raised

Unconscious bias has become one of the “buzz terms” of organisational life.  The good news is everyone has unconscious biases.  The bad news is the same. So what can we do about it?

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Are we ever or never too old too learn? Part 2

Active nerve cell in human neural system Source: about learning has led to learning about the brain.  It seems that learning in later life – as in earlier parts of life – involves neural pathways.  Growing new neural pathways is possible well into adult life.  We know this because of the plasticity of the brain.  It’s plastic? 

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What’s in a name?


“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

The story behind a name often adds to its meaning.  So it was with the name of this blog.  

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Who I am and why I’m here


Photo credit – Shlomit-Wolf via Unsplash

As part of this blog I am engaging in some blogging projects.  I completed a photo 101 project some months ago and learnt lots of new tricks.  Now it is time to fine-tune some blog writing skills.

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Thoughts on writing

PC, mug of tea and biscuits

Image by Olu Eletu via Unsplash

The process of writing can be a powerful tool for self-discovery. Writing demands self-knowledge; it forces the writer to become a student of human nature, to pay attention to his experience, to understand the nature of experience itself. By delving into raw experience and distilling it into a work of art, the writer is engaging in the heart and soul of philosophy – making sense out of life.
~ Georg Buehler



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