Blue Moon Update

Well, biDiana-of-Versailles,- Artemis-2 4tuesday wmkg plans were…   …   ….big plans.

Still have goal of FCC Front-End DevLifelong-learning in mind, but not by Summer Solstice.

Will have new plan up this week, but progress has been subverted for last couple months, not much accomplished, but new focus isn’t just FCC.day1Wmk

 

Still, I have gone in some other directions – applied for a job with the candidate of my choice (guess…I’ve also spent a lot of time on dailyKos.com, and had a week or so on deviantArt again, making…’art’. Nope: ART! Ownin’ it. Anyway, webbing, not often…enough, here, on this blog….

 

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‘Web Often’: lately been more of a wish than a #Wyrd **PLUS** #learntocode ~update

Wyrd. (as in sacred word)

(and yet, few words, here, as of late. Haven’t been Web Often-ing a lot (at least here on wordPress)), but did end 3+ years of girl-cotting fb. Also tweets have happened…

May start wyrd (press?) Goddess/heathen/pagan blog, maybe year of daily Goddess devotions? (though that ‘twould be easier on tumblr, as my phone can usually access that even if in non-Web hinterlands….); might start that on Autumn Eqx/Hallows, or maybe month long of devotions, like soon, like starting now:  #Hail Freya! -who loves the gold bling…Anyway, #wyrd.Goddess Seals of ancient Crete from Max Dashu: Suppressed Histories online gallery. Goddess with poppies seated under fruiting tree and surrounded by votaries offering crocuses. Two serpents float past the sun and moon in the sky, beside a Goddess Seals of ancient Crete, from Max Dashu’s Suppressed Histories online gallery:

Goddess with poppies seated under fruiting tree and surrounded by votaries offering crocuses. Two serpents float past the sun and moon in the sky, beside a “Shield Goddess.” A double axe takes center position, and benearth it is a small female figure with a crocus who appears to be standing on the mountain symbol, like a goddess in other seal art.   Speaking of which, I’m thinking I may create another, more focused, sacred blog, stay tuned?

Lifelong-learningMeanwhile, back on the web, #learntocode -ing:  have been doing some @codedemy, in support of my @freecodecamp training, and also doing a few projects on my own. Plus had 40th, FINAL #michfest -ivities, so offline (therefore, web NOT often (nor actually @ all) was only possibility).

Anyway, back again.  Image  revisit… midway during green sheep year:

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#productive

#productivity

#2015

#webOften (could also be #webOfTen….)

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

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Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.

We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done. I certainly want the answer.

So I decided to call a friend who manages to do this — and more.

Cal Newport impresses the heck out of me. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked. He’s insanely productive:

  1. He has a full-time job as a professor at Georgetown University, teaching classes and meeting with students.
  2. He writes 6 (or more) peer-reviewed academic journal papers per year.
  3. He’s the author of 4 books including the wonderful “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.” And he’s at work on a fifth.
  4. He’s married with a young child and handles all the responsibilities that come with being a husband and dad.
  5. He blogs regularly about productivity and expert performance.

And yet he finishes work at 5:30PM…

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Kamene Baba Figure

Eric Edwards Collected Works

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PRM.1890.30.1: Kamene Baba figure beside the Collection Box.

This statue is a most intriguing artefact and the archetype of the Baba Yaga Cult. Towering over the more benevolent mortals in the Collection Box as you enter the Court from the right hand side, is the stone figure of Kamene Baba: Although easily upstaged by her more animated neighbours, she does have an intriguing tale to tell.

The statue is a rough hewn sandstone female figure holding a cup in her hands called Kamene Baba weighing 10 cwt 10 lbs and 21000 mm high. It is from a burial mound at Ekaterinoslav in southern Russia dated from 1000 to 1100 AD. Kammennaia Baba is ascribed to archaeological stone statues discovered near southern Russian burial grounds.

Baba Yaga is a witch or crone archetype whose cult occurs in Slavic mythology. These stories originate in the myths and beliefs of northern Russian and Finnish…

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10 ways to win at professional time etiquette

Loved this look @ lessons learned in NYC of hustle; Follow Up and Follow Thru is probably my weakest point, so making that my new motto!

Kate Kendall

time I think of the last year and a half I’ve spent in New York as professional finishing school. If there’s anywhere on this planet where people are stupendously busy, it’s this place. It definitely took me a few months to settle into the rhythm. Combine this experience with recently fundraising, and I now feel incredible mindful of everyone’s time. So, without ado, I wanted to share 10 tips on how to win at professional time etiquette:

1) For the love of humankind, be direct with asks

Growing up in England and Australia, I was taught to be the opposite of direct. Skirt around issues, don’t address things head on, be tirelessly polite and pad lots of superfluous info around a lone ask. What I’ve now learnt is that one of the kindest things you can do for someone’s time, is to be as direct as possible. Don’t ask someone for coffee if you…

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Niche vs. Lifestyle Blog? Scattering Focus in Happy 2015 Year of Green Wood Sheep

circle spiral green wood sheep 2015 wWatermark2 for Tuesday, belatedly ;D

  1. Happy Chinese New Year, the Green Wood Sheep year which is supposed to be creative and productive and peaceful! Happy New Moon in Aquarius (my sign) and welcome Pisces
  2. Niche vs. Lifestyle: Definitely Lifestyle – Not laser focus but  several foci! I was reading How to Start a Niche Blog (and Why You Should) on CoSchedule.com, and realized that I had gone from a ‘scattershot’ but focused niche blog (on all things web in my life) to some web stuff that I am learning, but also, especially on my attendant twitter account, I have been tweeting about several non-blog things I am interested in. The fact that #RussiaInvadedUkraine and my family and elderly parents sit and worry about our family, friends, and motherland, #Ukraine, so the only thing I could do was that I *HAD* to tweet about it, and this was the twitter account ready, at hand, loaded in my browser, and able to tweet immediately and follow others (several of my other accounts are too full!) meant that I have now changed from just a ‘digiwrimo’ WordPress learning experiment blog, to a more whole (or even holistic*) lifestyle blog.

Google definition of holistic* philosophy:

“characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.”

For me, the things I am planning on blogging (and tweeting) about using this persona, are now encapsulated in my twitter profile (which I had previously left blank):

Feminist environmentalist digitalist first generation Ukie n. american

  • Several of my passions – feminism, environmentalism – may be separate niche WordPress blogs, at some point?! (I had some blogspots/blogger ones that are pretty dead about these topics.) But for now, this is my platform, even if it’s just for practice. I *DO* find that the feminism influences my web work, because as #WomenInTech -a minority group, inexplicably- I am immediately a woman in tech, not just someone in tech.
  • The ‘digitalist’ (a word I have been using for a long time now, as it subsumes both my development and design [left vs right brain?] sides into a holistic whole) is what webOften was originally supposed to be focused solely on, for just a limited time, during #digiwrimo 2014; but I dropped the ball on that when other digitalisms took over in ‘real life’ for a bit.
  • “first generation Ukie n. american” – with the deaths on the Maidan and then a dictator (Putin, or Putler, as I think of him) killing thousands of people from my Ukrainian motherland, my family and I have been consumed with few other thoughts, so this passion took over and I had to tweet and reblog about it.

Anyway, so that’s my 2 for Tuesday (published belatedly! but written mostly on Tuesday!) -scattering focus or focused scattering? Yes.

& Happy green wood sheep!

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The Importance of Life-Long Learning

The Importance of Life-Long Learning

Love the idea of committing to reading 10 pages daily, by month’s end=a book

Career Services Blog

The more you read,

The more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

The more places you’ll go.

 -Dr. Seuss

Lifelong-learningIt was super hard for me to decide on a major back when I was in high school. I couldn’t decide between Criminal Justice, Exercise Science, History, Politics, Library Science, English, or Creative Writing. I had (and still do have) a wide variety of interests beyond my chosen academic path. I did eventually settle on Exercise Science, but I think I would have been content with my life if I had chosen a different path.

That, I feel, is the beauty of being a life-long learner. It broadens your horizons and makes you consider alternative paths. It has helped me avoid stagnancy in my relationships, in my academic career, and in my personal life. Because of it, I have never had my heart set on a single career…

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