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Thoughts on Education, Technology, & Life

The journal and portfolio of Zach Vander Veen.

On Work

My Work (A Method)

Right now, days are weird. Getting things done, anything, operates under different and strange conditions. We can’t leave the house. We’re living life in this…
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Monica is Uncertain


For a while, before adopting my daughters, I had frequent bouts of anxiety. Somewhere between panic attacks and constant, general worry. My journals during that…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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