Month: October 2013

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Falling Further

What a wonderful autumn day! I baked tiny Blushing Apply Pies. Why would a little pie blush? Because its lattice is so wonky? Maybe because the cranberries in the filling make it a little tart. Bad joke. In any case, […]

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Falling

Yesterday and today I have spent hours grading papers and writing blogs which didn’t get done on Thursday because I was in meetings. There are still more blogs to write. Assuming that I get them all done today, however, I […]

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LinkedIn

I’m at LinkedIn, of course. I’m not that active — I push my tweets there and try to go over there once a week, but that’s about it. But this morning I had forwarded to me an email from this […]

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Productivity

According to Rescue Time, I spent 7 hours last week on email and 5 on Skype. This is more than the previous week and my productivity level was correspondingly low — below 80% for the first time ever. Still, I […]

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An Ordinary Day

I got a bit further on Adiri. I passed the Analytics Academy exam and got my certificate. I made the 400-connections goal on LinkedIn. I got a haircut, bought local eggs and honey, worked out the details of the study […]

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Fail Forward

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Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for SuccessJohn C. Maxwell; Thomas Nelson 2007WorldCat•LibraryThing•Google Books•BookFinder The GOB recommended this book to me. I probably wouldn’t have found it on my own. I don’t usually think of myself as a failure. […]

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What’s New?

Here’s Adiri, about 2/3 of the way through the first skein of Pima Silk from Cascade Yarns. It’s in Plum, and it is destined for #2 daughter’s Christmas. I’m worried that it’s too small, but she is pretty small, so […]

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October Friday

I had a good class today, then lunch with a couple of colleagues, beguiled the drive home with Science Friday, got nearly all my work done, and stopped at 5:00. I took the dog for a walk, ordered pizza, and […]

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Where Does Music Come From?

Good meeting today with the realtors whose site we’re building — The Art Professor brought the wireframe and we had a good collaborative discussion  with the clients. I got home to find The Band outside my door, one minute to […]

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Thinking

Yesterday I scrubbed the scrubbable parts of the house, did laundry, went grocery shopping, and worked on #2 son’s sweater. Nothing exciting, but a productive and pleasant day. My husband was watching some Lao music videos. Many Lao music videos […]