In The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson’s Archives, Robert Caro (one of America’s great biographers) shares a strategy that serves as a timely reminder of how little we know about the stuff we’re sure we know everything about. “Alan looked at me for what I remember as a very long time. ‘Just remember,’ he said. ‘Turn every page. Never assume anything. Turn every goddam page.'”

+ Oddly, I’ve probably written at least 20,000 words while listening to Metallica’s cover of Bob Seger’s Turn the Page, (which probably helps explain all the typos.)