As part of an update to my website, I am revamping all my featured images (https://polywogg.ca/new-featured-images-astronomy/). Having already tackled a small one (astronomy) and a large one (website and computers), I am turning my attention to a different challenge — governance. I actually have multiple categories that fall into a “governance” theme, although in many ways, “government” might be a better term for some.
I have an actual category specifically called governance, and I tend to write about a variety of things related to running a government. Elections, public administration, audits. I have more of a technical bent to my topics, and if I was completely candid, it seems like public administration would be the more likely heading. Except from time to time I go above that and intersect with policy and politics. The running of a government at a level above. Not often, but occasionally, and usually related to how the two realms — politics and public administration — intersect. » Read the rest
Reading – Fiction: 10 books: Finished Cassandra Clare’s City of Ashes and Jeff Lindsey’s Darkly Dreaming Dexter;
Reviews (Books): Posted two new book reviews (old reads, new reviews);
Reviews (TV): 5 new reviews;
Organize: Fixed ebook setup, including backup of all Amazon downloads;
Cyber: Completed 1 backup of docs and pictures;
Writing (new, other): 3 new posts (not including book reviews, quotes, etc.) takes me to 22, passing the goal of 20 — LEVEL ONE GOAL ACHIEVED;
Baking: I’ve been testing various setups with the bread machine, and FINALLY achieved a decent loaf this weekend!;
Career: Organized, moving ahead with studying for written;
Health maintenance: I completed my sedation dentistry appointment (Fun with the dentist…) — LEVEL ONE GOAL ACHIEVED;
Looks like I’m going to have to start thinking about my Level 2 goals sooner than I thought…four of the 29 are already achieved, and some of the others are ones I can’t complete until much later in the year (one will take until June at the earliest). » Read the rest
Reading – Fiction: 10 books: Have read just over half of Cassandra Clare’s City of Ashes;
Reviews (Books): I had committed to 15 old book reviews + 5 new ones, but turns out I only had 9 old ones not yet posted…so I’ll change it to 20 BRs to be posted, of which I have done 10 so far, including all the old ones, an additional 4 this week, plus I’m not counting that I did a really good reorg of my ebook files earlier and a tweaking update this week;
Reviews (TV): 12 tweets of shows this week;
Andrea: One NAC outing this week, plus several “conversation” dates where we just hang out in the house and chat…I know, total craziness!;
Jacob: Finished Disney Infinity together, he is over the moon excited — INITIAL LEVEL ONE GOAL ACHIEVED FOR FINISHING ONE GAME WITH HIM;
Writing (new, other): 4 new posts;
Astrophotography: While I haven’t “achieved” anything this week on it, I did have a good exchange with an outreach organizer for the local astronomy group, and he is looking into ideas of how to setup some 1:1 mentoring type actions, including possible AP mentor(s) for me!;
I have already posted my analysis of 2016 (2016 – Progress on my red goals) and how I struggled through some of the year with health issues and getting my sleep “fixed”. I don’t know that I’m all the way there yet, but it’s an improvement. I’m also going to try something new with my goal-setting this year — combining nudging behaviour with the idea of “levels of success”.
First and foremost, I don’t think I can be as ambitious as I normally am. I have a lot of goals, that’s true, but the sad reality is that I barely nudged the needles last year, let alone moved them. So I’m going to focus on goals that are narrower in scope.
In addition, I find the GREEN / YELLOW / RED doesn’t really lend itself well enough towards a sense of accomplishment — it is more of a way of measuring risk or progress status, not the actual accomplishment. » Read the rest