Eureka moments are a myth 💡

In 1726, an Apple dropped from a tree and hit the elder physicist Isaac Newton on the head.  It was then he discovered insight into gravity. Or so the story goes.  In reality, he had already done a lot of his thinking while staring at the surrounding apple trees. Newton’s friend and biographer William Stukeley […]

Material to hone

It starts with something to play with. Then it builds into an enormous flower of connections and surprises. The problem isn’t speeding up — it’s calming down the circuits of the brain that are overworked and over-wired. A prompt here, a rough sentence there, stock phrases, we inject certainty onto the page. But the dominance […]