I’ve had this tiny The Hobbit themed Moleskine notebook for years. It’s “pocket sized” in that if it’s in my pocket it’ll jab its corners into my body. But I want to fill it out more. Tiny thoughts that come to mind, but I often dismiss.

Back in college, I was taking an algorithms class from a professor who was clearly there to do research rather than teach. As he was going through his lecture, I had one of those tiny thoughts. Like the other tiny thoughts I dismissed it. Partially hoping he’d maybe answer it in the next few moments. Partially just trying to keep up with his lecture. Someone in the back raises their hand. Asks the exact question.

“Oh! Excellent question!” my professor exclaimed.

How many excellent questions have I been dismissing?