Part One here and Part Two here. Avoiding Drama-Llamas and other assorted arseholes - I spoke up when I saw an injustice, stood up to be counted and creditted those around me...screw you arseholes. https://memegenerator.net/instance/74938545/drama-llama-crazy-welcome-to-team-drama-llama Pressing the keys - I have drawn, I have written, I haven't yet designed a more efficent tractor but it's … Continue reading Round-up part three
Part two of my ass kicking, self reminding and gentle prodding...Part one here Doing stuff you don’t wanna – along with reining in my ego (a bit) pausing to consider what the other people in the room might be expert on has caused me to also admit the possibility that things may end up going … Continue reading Next Round-up
On this random date, chosen for no reason other than convenience, I have decided to gift myself a round-up of all the tasks, objectives and missions I set myself since starting this blog. This is also to kick my own ass on the stuff I have let slip, either I let them go completely (and … Continue reading Round-up
One of my (many) self-destructive tendencies is procastination. After researching this I have concluded that I am better than some and worse than others, but it adversely affects me pretty much every work day. I manage to make deadlines and keep things on schedule, but I also spend a lot of time wishing for asteroid … Continue reading Bring on the frogs!
As much as I try to check my privileges and battle my biases I know they are there, influencing me in ways I'd sometimes rather they didn't. I constantly remind myself to pause and think before acting or reacting, because there's a good chance my instincts are based on childhood conditioning, rather than what my … Continue reading Searching for the Curious
As the result of a recent conversation with a friend I have been thinking about how I and other people occupy our 'free' time. My friend is a football (soccer) fan and we were discussing her options for activities once the season ends. I was trying to convince her not to do her job of … Continue reading Life outside of work
What do you do when the world has become so toxic, so utterly alien, so horrifying that you almost long for the small, deeply personal, lonely wounds that caused you so much pain all those years ago? Knowing that I survived those things makes it possible to gaze back at them almost fondly. I had … Continue reading 130 a day
During dark and dismal moments, when our brains rebel and point out the truth that the world is indeed full of thoughtless, anti-intellectual, callous, vicious, smug arseholes, people describe themselves as feeling small and insignificant – as if that’s a bad thing. The fact of that matter is that we ARE small and insignificant. Let’s … Continue reading Size Matters
I love science. I am not a scientist, but that doesn't stop me from daydreaming about a life of research and discovery. It seems like a pretty achievable dream too. You start by going to university, investing in a lab coat, working hard and living frugally, before buying your own small volcanic island on which … Continue reading The joy of Science.