"I grew up in an academic environment and learned as a guiding principle… It is my curiosity and intelligence that drives my search for understanding and knowledge, but those products need to be shared with the world. My English 101 teacher, a man who took no prisoners, said you knew nothing if you could not communicate with others clearly and accurately. I learned a lot about writing from him. My first essays were always graded as an F. I even recall an F-, if that’s even possible. I felt really happy when I got to D-. Over the course of the semester I got up to C+ fairly consistently." Read more on the blog.