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Notes on my week

Last Sunday, I posted that I was challenging myself to get up early to work every day this week (every weekday, that is). I succeeded in getting up at 6 a.m. for 5 days in a row. This morning I woke up a few minutes before my 6 a.m. alarm.
I’ve gotten a lot of tedious work done. I’ve been processing time logs for Mosaic and managed to get through 50 as of 8:30 a.m. whi… read more »

The effects of distinctiveness

I think my daughter is cute, of course. She’s a little pixie-sized 2-year-old with an outsized personality. But she’s also farsighted, and this fall had surgery to correct her strabismus (being cross-eyed). She wears these little purple glasses that are constructed to withstand anything a 2-year-old can throw at them.
These glasses make her quite di… read more »

Wallowing in the post-project slump

It takes me a while to fall in love with a project. I sent the current draft of my novel off to my agent, so I’m waiting on that. I finished revisions to my Philanthropy Roundtable book on teacher and principal quality. I’m gearing up on Mosaic, but right now it’s a lot of recruiting people to participate — following up on leads, confirming workshops… read more »

Time tracking apps: What do you recommend?

I’m a very low tech person. I’ve logged my time for many different weeks over the years, but I usually just use a word document, or sometimes even pen and paper. What I lose in snazzy visual representation, I feel I make up for with the ability to describe things at length, and break things into whatever time units I want (3 minutes…3 hours… read more »

Birthday thoughts: Life in 2003, 2008, 2013 and beyond…

I’m celebrating a semi-milestone birthday later this week: my 35th. Birthdays always make me a bit reflective, and since this is my blog, and I’m no longer keeping a journal, this is where my reflections will go.
In particular, milestone birthdays make me think back to my previous milestone birthdays, and what has changed since then. When I turned 25 in 2… read more »