Noted, various

Alec Klein, Washington Post investigative reporter (and former AOL beat writer) on the investigative process.
Duncan Riley’s blogging tips: Post in the morning, write hot headlines, and post often. There you have it.
Esalen workshop: California’s spiritual frontiers– Erik Davis discusses how “California’s alternative spirituality forms a religious tradition of its own. No, seriously, have a mushroom. (Via BoingBoing)
Beat Lucian Carr has died. RIP (Via Vin Crosbie)
Guardian, UK: Golden Compass author Phillip Pullman on how kids need less grammar, more play with language (and he’s a former schoolteacher.)