noun: polymath; plural noun: polymaths
1. a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning.
Origin: early 17th century: from Greek polumathēs ‘having learned much,’ from polu- ‘much’ + the stem of manthanein ‘learn.’
As an aspiring polymath, I have always been interested in many things at once.
I have worked as a professional actor, musician, SAT teacher, model, translator, personal trainer, video games tester, bartender, gardener, ESL teacher, catering company owner, language tester, software developer, and digital producer among other things.
You can get a better idea about who I am and what I care about by reading my book, USEFUL THINGS (for free).
GO POLYMATH! is a celebration of peak experiences across a broad spectrum of ideas and endeavors. I aspire to have lots of peak experiences, and I hope you do, too.
While this site is meant to corral what I do into one location, it’s also for those who resist specialization as the best way forward. This is a place for broad subject matter, broad risk-taking, and broad learning.
I hope you get a few ideas in the POLYBLOG to augment your own life. Then perhaps you’ll develop a savage tenacity of your own to go further–and to become the best possible version of you.
Here’s to doing that most important work,
THOMAS FAUSTIN HUISKING
“Specialization is for insects.” — Robert A. Heinlein.