not just in the usual way, of course
I've been thinking about how different people learn
some people learn by taking it step by step -- you know -- floating, dog paddling, swimming then diving
me, I have this whole other approach -- just jump into the deep end -- not with water, but with a whole host of other things
when I wanted to play the piano, I was not content with "Mary had a little lamb" or finger exercises -- nope, right into "Moonlight Sonata" -- which I actually could play all the way through at one point -- just not any more
so it is with other things too, and what happens sometimes is that I learn how to do some of the most difficult parts of the project before I have all of the basics -- sort of like building a bridge on a jello foundation (somehow that whole "see it wiggle" jingle is a BAD thing with bridges)
at any rate, it is at least challenging and interesting (and some times frustrating!)
So, how to you learn new things?