Month: June 2013

Dad Humor

Friend, Alf Lamont, took on the topic of Dad Humor in advance of Father’s Day. My family is a peculiar cycle of funny and unfunny. My dad is an intelligent, accomplished, caring, and otherwise excellent father, but he’s a miserable comic. His jokes have nearly rendered me blind from how far back my eyes roll, […]

How to begin your research paper

When I say “how to begin your research paper,” I mean, “this is how you should structure the first one to three paragraphs of your research paper.” Scholars, such as Daryl Bem, suggest taking an hour-glass approach to writing a research paper. Start with broad generalizations (e.g., “William James famously noted…”), winnow the literature down […]