10 things worth sharing: a tip for writer’s block, the best books I read this spring, ear and eye candy, and more...
Love the point on transcribing, Seth Godin's question on why we never get talker's block comes to mind (https://seths.blog/2011/09/talkers-block/). I shared some prompts along getting started (talk like you're talking to your best friend) and refining a piece after the voice dictation stage with Forge a couple of years ago (https://forge.medium.com/why-voice-dictation-is-the-most-underrated-writing-tool-9eafcdc577?sk=b64123f23c473cd18dd0e43d36c63551) .
I have to agree I’m really delighted by this great community! Discovered so much music and books and artists here. Lovely kind people.
That's great that you and your son are playing chess! I have played since I was a kid; more decades ago than I'd care to admit to 😄 I got the book Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess when I was around your son's age in the early 70s, when Fischer played and beat Boris Spassky for the world title. The PBS coverage of the match, hosted by NY chess master Shelby Lyman, drew a huge audience to chess. When asked about good chess books for beginners, Lyman suggested An Invitation to Chess by Chernev and Harkness and Chess the Easy Way by Reuben Fine.
Also, check out the US Chess Federation (uschess.org) and your local state chess association. Enjoy!!
This transcribing thing is brilliant. I recorded a blog post (https://kimberlyhirsh.com/2022/06/07/on-sweet-weird.html) into Otter.ai a few weeks ago because I couldn't type due to some peripheral neuropathy and the words came out so easy. Thanks for the reminder!