Writing Prompts from U of M
From the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science & the Arts (LSA) Honors Program website: The LSA Honors Program is community of individuals who are interested in ideas, discovery, and intellectual and cultural exchange. We seek academically talented students who want to be part of such a community. To help us determine whether you might thrive in the Honors community, respond...
Grumblings, Angry conversations, and Sad, Sad...
I scribbled notes during a session on lament at the Festival of Faith & Writing. If I’d used my laptop, I could feel more certain this was word-for-word (can’t keep up with pen and paper), but this is what I scribbled down. Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira was speaking about seeing things people are afraid of and giving voice to those things. Susan E. Isaacs jumped in: ...
What’s the story you can no longer *not* tell…that has you dying a...
“One ingredient of creativity is open-ended time,” says Ann Lewin, Director of the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C… “Children have the capacity to get lost in whatever they’re doing in a way that is much harder for an adult,” she says. “Children need the opportunity to follow their natural inclinations, their own particular talents, to go wherever their proclivities lead them.” ...
Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything →
(1) Pursue what you love. (2) Do the hardest work first. (3) Practice intensely, without interruption for short periods of no longer than 90 minutes and then take a break. (4) Seek expert feedback, in intermittent doses. (5) Take regular renewal breaks. (6) Ritualize practice
Will Anyone Ever Run a Three-Minute Mile? →
Since the beginning of the past century, track-and-field records have fallen in everything from sprints to miles to marathons. The performance arc is clearly rising, but no one knows how much higher it could climb. At some point, even the best-trained body simply has to up and quit. The question is, just where is that point, and is it possible for athletes, trainers and scientists to push it...
Several years ago, the admissions director of an Ivy League university was asked...– Galloway, Jeff. Cross-Country Running. Maidenhead (UK): Meyer & Meyer Sport Ltd., 2011. Print. Original available in the dedication to Cross-Country Running via this Google Books search.