Every day it seems I encounter a new word, concept, idea, or possibility that fascinates me. I want to dig into all of them and roll around in their ideas, innovations, vocabulary, theories, and theses. These ideas flag me down from inside the field of work and play I currently call my own, from right next door to it, from across the street, down the block. Some of the ones that have triggered rabbit holes of Googling-based digression lately include:
people called Cultural Geographers
solipsism - it's meaning and its application
arts education as a civil right
theories of emotion
reason vs. feeling
people who can write really good personal mission statements
hip hop culture and its righteous anger
the complexity and miraculousness of pretending to be a tiger (David Brooks, you're my new favorite)
I want to learn everything about everything all the time. Today, so that I can get back to writing this syllabus? I'm just going to make a list.
Do other people ever have to just make a list of everything that's fascinating so that you can focus on just one of the fascinating things? If you've happened over here - what's your list?