At the risk of possibly repeating myself, I like anthologies. Collections, for me, combine breadth-in-general with depth-in-specific: the range of items in an anthologies gives me an idea of the scope of some field, and the individual items provide a potentially engaging level of detail.
That’s why I look forward to things like the current edition of the Brain Blogging Carnival, whose 40th edition is hosted at Brain Blogger. Some of the items that Shaheen Lakhan highlights:
There’s also a link to a post at SharpBrains, an interview with Lee Woodruff (wife of Bob Woodruff, a reporter who suffered traumatic brain injury in Iraq).
Give your own brain a break from pondering the merits of Twitter: go to a carnival. (And by the way, we’ll have a new edition of the Working/Learning carnival later this month… if you haven’t taken part yet, think about doing so. And if you’re interesting in hosting a future edition, let me know. It’s cheap, it’s a short-term commitment, and (as Bob Dole said of the vice-presidency) it’s inside work with no heavy lifting.