For this issue, we asked our contributors, “What’s the best thing anyone ever taught you to do?” Click on the pictures below for their answers, and for links to their individual websites.


Clara Parkes

I can think of a lot of grand and meaningful things that people have taught me over the years. But frankly? The one thing that has proven the most indispensable would have to be typing. Thoughts become written words without almost any awareness of my fingers on the keyboard, which is mighty handy if you write for a living.