A new intellectualism?

20 05 2010

I have a liberal arts degree, and I consider it about as useful as a dowsing stick in a bayou. I spent most of my classes at U.C. Berkeley trying to master the art of forgetting all that I had learned the moment finals were over. In my life, what I learned in the classroom had little to do with my actual education. My real education took place in the public library as an adolescent, in my reading breaks at work, and in conversations with lots of interesting people (including my dear wife) through the years. If this blog is even a little interesting, it is more because of that experience, and not due to any formal training.
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