Today I learned the difference between an em dash (ā€”) and an en dash (ā€“). The em dash is longer, and is used to set off text that would otherwise appear in parenthesis in a sentence. Now I just need to find a way to work this into my daily writing!

Kris @Alligator

Although I have many years of formal education, most of what I've learned has come from experimenting and trying to solve problems on my own. Once an idea for a project is set in my mind, it is all-consuming and one must learn everything possible about the subject on the way to the outcome. For learning is more than reading books and spoken word, it is hours of frustration, trial and error, and one sudden flash of insight when the world magically makes sense. It is during this moment when I am truely alive.