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The Difficulties of Teaching Notetaking

During my interview for Obsidian Office Hours, Anthony asked me whether or not I would ever consider using for teaching notetaking to my students; my answer was, in short, no. At...


Worldbuilding Harsh Conditions

My article Civilizations Thrive in Adverse Environments, written for Worldbuilding Magazine, has been syndicated to Nerdolopedia, Mythic Scribes, and the Campfire blog. Campfire also used it as a prominent reference...

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Contextualizing COVID-19

One of the problems with the news summaries I read hammering home the point that 200,000 people have died of COVID-19 is that most people can’t put that into context,...