I feel like I used to know a ton more than I do now. Well, not in terms of information (but some of that too) but in terms of expert knowledge, specifically in Physics. I’ve tackled this problem before, and mused back and forth on whether I might return to school one day to finish a PhD. I think now, upon reflection, that I am unlikely to do so in the near future, or maybe ever. There’s a different place to start, however, in the manner of getting my groove back. My Physics groove.
I think it’d be a good idea to sign up for a course or two, either online or at a “local” college (many in the area, up to and including the big UW), to re-familiarize myself with science and thinking scientifically about specific problems. There was a post a ways back where I talked about relativity and Sam rightly pointed out I never even took general relativity – so maybe in addition to teaching myself old tricks again, I can learn some new ones. I think dipping my toes back into Physics might be a good jump-start for further education, too, and I am just annoyed at myself for forgetting so much I learned.
14. I resolve to take one or two extension-type courses in Physics from a local college or university.