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Tag Archives: navel-gazing
[Adorable image from flickr user Alícia] I had another one of those deep thought moments, still about crafting, but more so about why crafting has really taken off lately (and this isn’t limited only to crafting – people have been … Continue reading
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TEDx and the SCA
I have been wrestling with the greater meaning of the SCA in my life for several months now, primarily because at work I’m surrounded by people who spend their free time doing Important Things. For example, two of my coworkers … Continue reading
Posted in General stuff Tagged apprenticeship, atlanta, deep thoughts, education, learning, navel-gazing, sca, society, teaching, tedx 4 Comments
[Navel-Gazing] How did I not know that?
(Jalebi used to gross me right the hell out. Now, though? Mmmm… delicious. Image from here.) There’s this interesting thing that happens as you begin to learn more about things you didn’t know anything about – things that surprised you … Continue reading
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[Navel-Gazing] The learning curve
Well, more specifically the variations between learning curves and my recent experience with them. I find that mental things have a much steeper learning curve than physical things, depending on previous experience with similar physical things. For example, if you’ve … Continue reading
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Navel-gazing, the short form
I was reading the Big B’s blog (he is so fun, and a wealth of information about Indian culture) and he mentioned in today’s post that he had heard a discussion about the growing trend of women in Western countries … Continue reading
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Navel-gazing, part 4
(Nobody needs a stretch Hummer. Photo from here.) I’ve been very introspective of late, if you didn’t notice already. So here’s the latest thing to occupy my brain: I wonder what would happen if the market for “wants” suddenly vanished. … Continue reading
Posted in General stuff Tagged design, navel-gazing, needs, survival, wants 5 Comments
Why I knit, #29
[Funnily enough, this is a line for exactly the same sort of thing I’m talking about, only in a different location, and taken by cafemama, who I do not know, but feel camraderie with, as she and I have obviously … Continue reading
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Important life lesson (or, navel-gazing, part 3)
I am not old enough that I have learned all very important life lessons (I don’t think anybody, regardless of age, ever learns them all). Today was one that has been in the works for a while. The secret to … Continue reading
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And that extra-terrestrial navel-gazing?
Well, it’s fueled by stuff like this: The Migration of Anatomically Modern Humans See? 195,000 years. Which gets us as far as maybe, oh, somewhere on the other side of the galaxy from where we are, since the center of … Continue reading
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Navel-Gazing, part 1.
So here’s my latest round of navel-gazing, which is deeper than usual (for reasons undiscovered by me): 1. I have been thinking a lot lately about life on other planets. That is, whether or not it’s useful to us to … Continue reading
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