Sunday, October 19, 2008

Malcolm Gladwell's Late Bloomers

This article gives hope to those of us well past the prodigy stage. Gladwell writes about Cézanne, Ben Fountain, Mark Twain, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, Alfred Hitchcock, and others, all who did much of their best work when they were past 50 years old.

I will try to keep this in mind as the finish date for my PhD oozes beyond next year's birthday. Some take years of trial and error to get things right (if they ever do).

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