How to fail

09.30.2012 (was 10.23.2011)
Carol Dweck on the Psychology of Failure and Success
Carol Dweck is a researcher at Stanford University.
She says everybody fails but not everybody fails the right way.  According to Dweck, it’s how we think about failure that matters.
Dweck is the author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.”


Statistics resources
(referred by Microsoft Excel)

NATURE Statistics for Biologists

CTSpedia: A Knowledge Base for Clinical and Translational Research

The end of the p value?

Average annual hours actually worked per worker

Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice

Probability and Statistics


5721 – 4184 = 1537

If something is written down, it is truer

3.3 Bram Stoker Gothicism
September 2012
01:10 There is a level of veracity that the documents really stand for.
We have a kind of intuitive sense that if something is written down it is truer than if it’s merely spoken or recalled.
Writing things down supposedly grants them a kind of veracity.

source: (2012)



by Bamboo Apps

g: Arial. Gadget (NOT Calibri)

Texas A&M University Writing Center
Why do you do what you do?
What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning?
Where is your happy place?
What stands between you and your ultimate dream?
There has been a 30 percent decline in author income since then and more than half of the respondents earned less than $11,670 (the 2014 federal poverty level) from their writing related income.
10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by Jeff Anderson

How not to write well
August 9, 2017


A Rival For Pigeon In Willems’ New ‘Duckling’

April 24, 2012
Pigeon is the star of a series of best-selling children’s books, including The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog! and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! He’s not much more than a stick figure with two circles for eyes, but he can still get huffy and display all the melodrama of a 4-year-old.

“I have to make sure that my orchestra is engaged, that they’re maybe being sillier than they normally are, that they’re yelling and jumping around, so that that’s what’s going to make the book work better,” he says.

“I want parents to be engaged, and I want them to laugh, because then it’s cool,” he adds. “I think that sometimes parents forget that they are the coolest people in the world to kids … so if they’re enjoying reading a book, suddenly the kid is going to say, ‘Wow, reading books is awesome!’ ”