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Random Thoughts and Research Ideas

I’m having trouble finishing a post I was trying to write about teaching and how I think, in academia, we sometimes select against traits that are important to being an effective teacher so I think instead I’ll try to brain dump about the various things going on in my head right now in no particular order. 1,078 more words

Maniac week postmortem

My maniac week was a great success! First things first: here’s a time-lapse video1 (I recommend watching it at the full size, 1280×720).

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Akrasia and Anxiety

I’ve written before about mental illness, beeminder, and how I try to organize my life (http://inconsistentuniverse.wordpress.com/tag/mental-illness/) and I wanted to talk a little bit more about akrasia and how I experience it at someone who has pretty severe anxiety and other mental health issues. 556 more words

Maniac week

Inspired by Bethany Soule (and indirectly by Nick Winter, and also by the fact that my dissertation defense and the start of the semester are looming), I am planning a “maniac week” while Joyia and Noah will be at the beach with my family (I will join them just for the weekend). 451 more words

Writing

Beeminding Mental Illness: Redux

So I’ve been using Beeminder for a few months now, but I recently decided to cut back a bit on all of my goals because having more than, say, five goals just seems to add a massive amount of stress that I can’t really handle. 618 more words