L:HtR/UtW

Character identification with Aunt Sally (L:HtR/UtW)

Written for lovers of literature interested in self-actualization, Literature: How to Read and Understand the World teaches readers how to derive principles of wisdom from literature and apply them to their lives. The book achieves this through a series of five essential steps, including identifying with literary characters, aggregating principles of wisdom from their experience,… Continue reading Character identification with Aunt Sally (L:HtR/UtW)

L:HtR/UtW

Engaged annotation (L:HtR/UtW)

Written for lovers of literature interested in self-actualization, Literature: How to Read and Understand the World teaches readers how to derive principles of wisdom from literature and apply them to their lives. The book achieves this through a series of five essential steps, including identifying with literary characters, aggregating principles of wisdom from their experience,… Continue reading Engaged annotation (L:HtR/UtW)

essays, Personal writing

“What’s my purpose?”

I In summer of 2017, I had a conversation with a guru about my life’s purpose. Toward the end of a session with my therapist, I had complained about work, saying that I never felt fully connected with or satisfied by what I was doing. “It sounds like you’re searching for your purpose,” she said.… Continue reading “What’s my purpose?”

Curriculum, Engaged reading

Engaged reading, part II: engaged annotation

In the way that we were taught to annotate texts in school, a standard annotation might have pursued a formula something like the following: ‘on this page, such and such character does such and such. This connects with the novel’s overall theme of blank, producing the holistic theme of blank.’  This is obviously simplified, but… Continue reading Engaged reading, part II: engaged annotation