Ve Get Too Soon Oldt, Undt Too Late Schmart!


Lame excuse if you ask me!  It’s never too late to learn something new!  Pick up a book, better yet, several books, and start reading.  Read until you lose interest and then pick up another book. Read books with very short chapters.  Here is a fantastic pick:


Subscribe to Brain Pickings.  This newsletter comes to your inbox every Sunday morning.  I’ve discovered so many interesting tidbits here, from art, to science and philosophy, writing and entertainment!

Another source of “smarts” is  This site could keep you busy for days!  One subject leads to another, one path of investigation takes you in a new direction, and before you know it, you’ve stayed up past midnight….again!  

From the title page:



We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at ourfingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and why? Big Think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world.

A word about Big Ideas and Themes — The architecture of Big Think

Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on and on our learning platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable. We’re sifting the noise for the questions and insights that have the power to change all of our lives, for decades to come. For example, reverse-engineering is a big idea in that the concept is increasingly useful across multiple disciplines, from education to nanotechnology.

Themes are the seven broad umbrellas under which we organize the hundreds of big ideas that populate Big Think. They include New World OrderEarth and Beyond21st Century LivingGoing MentalExtreme BiologyPower and Influence, and Inventing the Future.

Oh, and don’t forget Google!  Here is a fantastic course on how to use google.  Take it slowly, do the exercises, take notes—you will be AMAZED at what google can do for you!….

So, don’t get old, GET SMART!  I did!


By Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it….





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