The joy learning and consuming information.  The pain of indigestion, focus and distraction….

Information abuse is an epidemic. Great blog post.

The Curious Dyslexic

Week 2 / Post 6


Sometimes I find it difficult to focus. When studying I find myself distracted from the main topic. I see something shinyand interesting and i trail off following that topic for an hour or two… A day or two… A week or so… Erm, what was the main topic again?!

The distraction is usually something of a specialist interest in it’s own right. The more specialised the distraction the better… For me the topic usually has some relation to psychology, thinking about thinking, the way we learn, the way we behave, meta-cognition…. The more esoteric and philosophical the information the better. Why?… I don’t know, I haven’t figured that out yet.

For me, consuming information is similar to consuming food. It’s like sitting by the fridge and pigging out on it’s contents. Books, journals, magazines, Internet, social media, blog posts etc. – these are…

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Ernie Howard was born on January 29,1977, during a Minnesota blizzard. His two storytelling parents almost didn't make it to the hospital in their beat-up blue Cadillac. Ernie is the author of The Pool, A World Without, Walter, Float, On Holiday with an S.O.B. The Night Portals series, Melody 8 series as well as other titles. All of these books are available on Kindle. Ernie lives with his wife and 3 boys in Henderson, NV, where he dreams up new stories and tries to live every day to the fullest. Have any questions? Want to say hello? Connect with me below. Facebook: Website:

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