Learning Disabilities, Creativity, and Legacy

Through this forum I have written about creativity, self-improvement, and my learning disabilities.  I finally completed a three-year project to help others with learning challenges achieve lasting legacies. It turns out that people with learning challenges such as ADHD and dyslexia (or who otherwise feel “glitchy”) have more creative potential than others.  A lot of helpfulContinue reading “Learning Disabilities, Creativity, and Legacy”

I’m Not That Famous

I built new shutters for my house last year. My old ones were vinyl shutters with fake louvres, purchased from a hardware store.  (“Vinyl” sounds better than “plastic.”) I bought lumber and built new ones.   I painted them black.  The new shutters attach two boards, and feature a diamond shape in the middle. Very cute, you mustContinue reading “I’m Not That Famous”

The Positive Power of Amnesia

Jamais vu is a French term meaning “never seen.”  It is the opposite of deja vu.  (We associate it with amnesia or epilepsy.)   Jamais vu usually means not recognizing a word or person you have seen before.   I associate it with seeing or experiencing something I have seen before, but in a new way. ToContinue reading “The Positive Power of Amnesia”

Blogging takes me more time

When I was 12 years old, I had been taking piano lessons for six years.  I was still playing at an early intermediate level.  My parents, finally wearied of nagging me to practice each day.  They allowed me to quit.  “He must have other strengths,” they said. Why did I make no progress?  Many yearsContinue reading “Blogging takes me more time”

Can YOU change the world?

Did a teacher ever make you feel ashamed?  Did anyone ever tell you to “just get motivated,” so you could learn faster, or pay attention better? Stephen Spielberg was a lazy student. At least that’s what his teachers thought.  In reality, he had dyslexia. He took two years longer than his peers to learn toContinue reading “Can YOU change the world?”