I’ve written this sort of list before. I was inspired by late journalist Sydney J. Harris, who would occasionally print a column entitled “Things I Learned While Looking Up Other Things.” Like Mr. Harris, I have a tendency to collect random factoids that rarely even appear as Jeopardy clues. My brain is just wired that […]Read more "Things Learned While Doing Other Things: The Tangential Thinking Edition"
As always, I give all credit for the idea of this post to the late journalist Sydney J. Harris, who would occasionally include something he called “Things I Learned While Looking Up Other Things” in his syndicated column. This is a post about words and phrases. As a writer, these are my building blocks, so […]Read more "Facts About Words and Phrases Learned While Looking Up Other Things"
The journalist Sydney J. Harris used to write a syndicated column that I always read on the back page of The Charlotte Observer when I was a teenager. Occasionally, he would write a column he called “Things I Learned While Looking Up Other Things,” in which he included bits of trivia that just didn’t […]Read more "Fun Trek Facts I Learned While Looking Up Other Things"