My Reaction to the So-Called “11 Rules of Life”

I saw the so-called “Bill Gates’ 11 Rules of Life” again today. These 11 rules, based on an op-ed piece by Charles Sykes,  are misattributed to Bill Gates in this urban legend that I’ll call the “11 Rules Myth.” There is a sentiment...

Celebrating 25 Years of Writer’s Block

Once upon a time, I was a prolific writer. I was creative and unhindered. I was in the 6th grade.I started to write a math textbook in the 3rd grade. I was very good at the speed drills, and I didn’t think my book had enough of them. I would make an even better...