Thoughts on Education, Technology, & Life

The journal and portfolio of Zach Vander Veen.

Diego. On a Tractor

On Common Sense

The words and thoughts of Voltaire concerning Common Sense.

Selfies on the Beach

The ratio of selfied folk to beach is approximately 1 per 10 square feet. The wind is infused with narcissism, I think as a group of young girls tries to get their hair to puff in just the right Instagram manner. Or perhaps this is merely survival in the social…

Inconsistencies and Contradictions

If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, etc., beginning from his youth and so go on to old age, what a bundle…
Words and Worlds

The Aphorism Project

Bits of wisdom. And puzzles. I savor aphorisms. I roll them through my mind, try and discover situations and scenarios where they fit, and raise them as a…
Date Night

The Goals. 2020 Version!

The tradition continues with a list of personal goals for 2020.

Learning Posts

Learning Posts is a collection of what topics and ideas I’m researching. They are more summary of what I’m learning rather than synthesis of thought.

Diverse Experience

I’m working my way through David Epstein’s excellent book “Range”. The challenge we all face is how to maintain the benefits of breadth, diverse experience, interdisciplinary thinking, and…

Second Chances

A late summer sinus coded hit me upside the head this weekend. While I still managed to cut a small forest down in our side yard (a to-do…

Cornbread & Capitalism

A round up of the week of learning. From the purpose of capitalism to a flowchart of independence.