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Of German Proverbs and Work Attitude

Some years back my eldest niece and I spend several hours collating pages and pages of proverbs, and wordsmith results we grew up with. I realised much later how much my family’s wordsmithery had impacted on pretty much every aspect of my life but most so on attitudes about work […]

Thinking Thoughts

When you stuff your brain glutinously with ideas and paradoxes that push you into cognitive dissonance trying to come up with a story and there is no anti-acid—or granny’s really expensive gentian-schnapps—that can help the brain to break the thought-food down as it does with overeating during the holidays, then […]

If it doesn’t work…

Day 19 of 30 If it doesn’t work pull the plug I vaguely based this ‘writing for 30 days and see what happens’ on articles like this one by Glen Allsopp. However, it doesn’t work. Maybe it works for keeping the notes to yourself until they are ready to be […]

Routines Paradox

Post 17 of 30 An ADHD paradox When thinking about context switching—and today was a Tigger day of bouncing between projects, teaching planning, admin, organising a symposium, meetings, and catching up with marking—routines emerged again as a topic. Or rather as a non-existent entity that I ought to start getting […]