What I learned this week, Jan 07, 2022

Design District Dallas, Texas

The Waste Age

Recognizing that waste is central, not peripheral, to everything we design, make and do is key to transforming the future


French Quarter New Orleans, Louisiana Halloween

The feeling of ‘flow’ is surprisingly scientific

It’s like being in the zone, but more intense.


Bike rider on the DART train.

Understanding Freedom And Work

As an American, I’m convinced that the United States is the greatest nation on Earth. Obviously, I’m biased as hell and, frankly, I’m not interested in apologizing for it.

We’re not perfect, but I see remarkably little from other countries that look attractive enough to me to make me want to relocate. Especially when you understand what some of the ramifications are of certain policies.


McKinney Avenue Trolley Dallas, Texas

The ‘Woke’ Got What They Wanted — And Then What? 


The new church across the street.

Feeling anxious about work tomorrow? Here’s why having a tidy could help

If you’re someone who struggles with Sunday night anxiety, chances are you get a little restless as the weekend comes to a close. Indeed, with the weekends feeling that little bit shorter now the nights are drawing in, it can almost feel like the time is slipping away from you.


Unraveling the Enigma of Reason


Map Bag
My Not-A-Purse. What is strange is that I found this image floating around on the internet – I don’t know where it originally came from. But if you look, there is an Alphasmart Neo sticking up in the bag. I can’t believe other people out there have Neos in their bags, exactly like mine.

Podcast: The Unclaimed Baggage Center


Daily Writing Tip 50 of 100, When Time Stops

For one hundred days, I’m going to post a writing tip each day. I have a whole bookshelf full of writing books and I want to do some reading and increased studying of this valuable resource. This will help me keep track of anything I’ve learned, and help motivate me to keep going. If anyone has a favorite tip of their own to add, contact me. I’d love to put it up here.

Today’s tip – When Time Stops

Source – Writing in Flow by Susan K Perry

You may find that time becomes essentially irrelevant. When the writing session is over, you may find yourself astonished at how much time has actually gone by. Numerous writers said this is exactly what happens to them.

Flow’s timelessness, for some of us, is the best part of the experience, highly valued for its own sake. It feels incredible.

That feeling of timelessness is why we do… anything, really. I’ve never had a feeling of timelessness in the hours spent making sure my TPS reports have proper cover sheets.

The opposite side of this timelessness is how exhausted you can feel when it is over. But it is a kind of good exhaustion – earned exhaustion – spent.