Tag: Reading

  • 2023-08-18 Reading for Wisdom

    Ancient cultures had a special wisdom literature, such as Proverbs or Ecclesiastes in the Bible, a literature which gives direct, sage counsel. To a great extent, however, all of ancient and medieval literature counts as wisdom literature. The authors frequently understood themselves to be passing on wisdom to their readers whether they wrote poetry or philosophical dialogues, and readers sought out literature as a principal means of becoming wise.

  • 2022-09-30 The Unread Library

    The only thing preventing me from reading every volume in my library is my death. It may come soon, in which case the number of unread volumes will be quite large. It may come many decades from now, in which case the number will be many times larger.

  • 2015-08-11 Going From Reading To Notes

    My process of taking reading notes and getting them into my zettlekasten.

  • 2015-08-10 Sertillanges - What I Think

    'I read, and I write while reading; but...'

  • 2015-07-01 Electric Archaeology

    A link to Shawn Graham who is using my Skim to Markdown scripts.

  • 2014-07-06 Levels of Reading

    Thoughts on distinguishing different depths of reading and adjusting your habits accordingly.

  • 2014-07-05 Why I Use Skim

    The advantages of this wonderful PDF reader form OSX.