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A three thousand word day

My graduate students, post-docs, and technicians are four days away from a thousand word deadline. The undergrads are an equal number of days away from a five hundred word deadline. This should be no surprise to them, because the due … Continue reading

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Why a scientist needs a writer’s retreat

A retreat is not an advance. It is more introspection than extroversion. It is more remembering than discovering, at least if the discovery is external. A Zen retreat might involve a silent week of focus on breathing, on holding poses, … Continue reading

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