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This round is a foray into the Way of Wisdom, making soulful, good choices and making space for those choices. 

 

The key to this challenge is to take my time, slow down, and remember that there is no pressure. It's time to make time as well as take time. 

In this Way, all the dots are connected and all the details are in order.

Classwork is the success matrix, but there’s a lot of life that is going to happen along the Way.

 

Intelligence: This is the key, and there are a lot of details, but not nearly as many moving parts as there were last round. I came back from NY and was very disengaged, and I’m glad to note that spell passed, but here we are with me taking a very sharp-eyed look at how much I put on my plate this term; it was a lot. It was, in fact, too much, and I’ll not be repeating this (see Wisdom)
Strength: Go to work; edited to add a bonus of paying off debt, since this has shifted into the stregnth category.
Wisdom: Tuition payment; not signing up for everything under the sun next term. This is a season of focus.
Constitution: Eating well; resting often. Bonus: sauna & Steps. I have a fancy MRI during Zero Week to figure out what is going on with my insides. Also, I started gym time twice a week in the pool with Kat and Mikayla and I’d like to continue that.
Dexterity: A double helping of dexterity was needed last round. I’ll likely need some dexterity for this challenge too, and I need to make the space to let that happen.
Stamina: Anton Chekov wrote, “Any idiot can handle a crisis; it’s the day to day living that wears you out.” Wisdom can help.

 

 

Opening Stats
Con 9
Str 8
Int 12
Dex 12
Wis 11
Cha 11
Sta 4

 

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7 minutes ago, Darciana said:

Hiiiii! I'm here 💜 (and very excited to "see" you again, can you tell?)

 

 

Hi, and welcome back!
So glad to have you along!

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5 hours ago, Heidi said:

not signing up for everything under the sun next term

 

I feel like we are going to need to be told some dates and timelines here so we can remind you... ;) 😇

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Here to bask in your wisdom. 💜

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Here for it, good luck!

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22 hours ago, Heidi said:

Anton Chekov wrote, “Any idiot can handle a crisis; it’s the day to day living that wears you out.”

I have not heard this before, but I like it!

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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19 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Glad to see the line about not putting too much on your plate, I approve of that. Following of course. 

Always good to have you here.

 

15 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

 

I feel like we are going to need to be told some dates and timelines here so we can remind you... ;) 😇

Yes, indeed, Ma'am!
Priority registration starts the 30th and runs the rest of the challenge. 

My thinking as of now is that I will simply not sign up for anything during priority registration, since the only thing I'm going to focus on is the PhD Qualifying Exam, which can wait for registration until January, if I wanted. If I added anything in at all, it would be the independent study in the (de)professionalization of librarians, and I'll only sign up for that if I think it's of material value to the PhD. Even so, it, too, can wait until January for official registration; the rough draft of the independent study contract isn't due until mid-November. See below for details.

1 hour ago, Sovalis said:

Here to bask in your wisdom. 💜

Confession, this made me laugh. I feel a lot of things, but wise is not one of them. It's a struggle, for certain, and I'm glad you are here to bask in the efort.

 

27 minutes ago, Kalitraz said:

Here for it, good luck!

Thank you!

 

This morning I woke up with a headache. At first I figured it was the normal TBI+Weather front weirdness and drank some water and took a Maxalt, all of which is wise and right. But friends, as the day goes on I know that this is more than just that. The headache receded but is still here, and my body feels sluggish. Freaking Covid. 

 

I'm doing the work thing, and my role  as mental health para-professinal conitnues to expand. My favaorite team meber left early yesterday and has taken the rest of the week off to deal with a life event (parent in the hospital). I traded some texts with him last night and offered emotional support, and was glad to do it. Then this morning, the new-to-us PM was in a near panic over him being out, which is a perfectly reasonable response given how spread thin and undersatffed the team is. After scrum, I spent an hour with her talking about how we were going to make this work.  Also, she has a lot going on in her personal life, and she's only worked two or three days a week since joining the team back in August (Spetember was a black hole: she missed 3 weeks due to illness and then berreavement, and came back just in time to get caught up before I left for NY). Apparently while I was in NY, the morale went from pathetic to abysmal. Even the junior dev is having a whole epidose that can only be described as abrasively apathetic. I have seen this before, and it's really a bad sign for management, an indicator that people wish they had already found a different job or retired or otherwise exited, and that they are so burned out that they don't have the personal energy to look for a different job.  I have been on teams like at this point before; I have been that teammate trying to hold it together and failing. I am not that teammate now, and that's really good. I am glad I did the work back in February and March. I am glad that I am doing the work now. I am very, very glad that I am not in any way part of the management or leadership structure.

 

Speaking of morale work, I had an insight about the recent plagiarism situation: I'm very glad it happened when it did and how it did. Now, no one likes to be accused of stealing and cheating, but the situation is that I didn't use quote marks, and this is the technical necessity for meeting the accusation, if not the intent. This sounds pedestrian, but I see it as the Universe working to help me (becuase the Universe loves me and wants me to be happy). This was a case of small mistakes, for certain, but they were in a huge spotlight. As a result, I have the opportunity to slow down and shore up before I undertake much larger and more important work, like the dissertation. Essentially, I feel like the Universe came in and gave me a chance to tie my shoelaces before I head up the rocky Tor. If I do the work, and continue to do the work, the results will be better for me in all cases. Thank you, Universe. (The professor will have her own work to do, and that's none of my business)

 

In other class news, the Literature review is coming along nicely. The Matrix is 15 sources (I'm assuming they all need to be peer-reviewed, I'll have to double check that) and 2000 words. As of now, I'm up to 11 sources and 1100 words. All will be well. The professor (the one who did the whole plagiarism thing) amended the assignment yesterday. She updated the requirements to include a Turn-It-In report that will be generated after we submit the assignment, and noted that we are expected to take the report and redo the assignment based on the feedback and then resubmit it, and oh, by the way, the revision should be delivered no later than the original due date, which is Sunday. This means that we'll need to submit initially no later than Thursday to have time to accommodate these new, additional requirements. Friends, this is rude, and it assumes so many rude things. First, it assumes that we aren't working on the assignment already, that it is perfectly reasonable to update the timeline and requirements with less than a week to go; and it assumes that we are all cheating and need to make revisions to stop cheating before the professor bothers with even putting her eyes on it. What. Ever. In six weeks, I'll be done with this class and she will still be herself.

 

I dropped her a note and said "I have an MRI scheduled for Thursday. I'd like to make use of the available week extension for the upcoming Literature Review. Thank you for building this flexibility into the course."

 

Yesterday I posted all four discussion posts for the week. I don't know that they are the best I've ever submitted, but they're definitely not the worst. Today I'm conitnuing on with surveying the scholarship around the idea of information deserts, and then later I might read some Rousseau and take notes for my Philosophy of Education chats with James. I have a lot on my plate, academically. It's too much, even if I weren't sick. It's too much, even if there weren't personal life swirling about and loitering in the wings. It's too much. I'm not signing up for anything else until mid-December at the earliest, possibly January.

 

May you have peace this day.

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1 minute ago, RES said:

I have not heard this before, but I like it!

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Welcome!

This is a favorite quote of mine. I discovered it around 1992, and it's been with me ever since. :) 

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Edited the main challenge to add a bonus of paying off debt, since this has shifted into the strength category.

I'm in no mood to get all spun around about this. I spent the last two challenges paying things down so that I could have space and breathing room to take on some annual large expenses and travel-and-gifts expenses, and I did what I set out to do and friends, it felt strong. It was wonderful and I am looking forward to keeping that strength, even as I take a measured approach.

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1 hour ago, Mistr said:

Good for you for recognizing that you have too much on your plate and preventing that from happening again next term.

Thank you. If I were a D&D character (and, as we all know, I kind of am), one of my fatal flaws would be that I'm always doing too much; it just happens. So if I haven't check in lately, then I'm overdue for a good scrubbing, an exfoliation of my To-Do list, a soulful resizing of my Realm of Responsibility. I did this the first time in 2014, and it was Epic, for certain. What I didn't know then is that this work will never truly be done; it's not a task so much as a reorienteering.

 

1 hour ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Trying to keep up as best as I can. Have a good challenge!

You too Dear Ranger!

I caught up a bit on your wrap-up post, and it sounds as though things are pointed in the right direction for you.

Always good to see you.

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3 hours ago, Heidi said:

I feel a lot of things, but wise is not one of them.

Socrates approves.

3 hours ago, Heidi said:

Speaking of morale work, I had an insight about the recent plagiarism situation: I'm very glad it happened when it did and how it did. Now, no one likes to be accused of stealing and cheating, but the situation is that I didn't use quote marks, and this is the technical necessity for meeting the accusation, if not the intent. This sounds pedestrian, but I see it as the Universe working to help me (becuase the Universe loves me and wants me to be happy). This was a case of small mistakes, for certain, but they were in a huge spotlight. As a result, I have the opportunity to slow down and shore up before I undertake much larger and more important work, like the dissertation. Essentially, I feel like the Universe came in and gave me a chance to tie my shoelaces before I head up the rocky Tor. If I do the work, and continue to do the work, the results will be better for me in all cases. Thank you, Universe. (The professor will have her own work to do, and that's none of my business)

It took me so much counseling to get to the point where I could see mistakes this way rather than as an indication of proof of all the negative messages poor self esteem used to lie to me about myself. I'm so happy you could find this meaning without absolving the prof of their issues, and at the same time letting go of the prof altogether. You say you don't feel wise, and I don't wish to negate your feelings. I also wish to say the paragraph I just quoted is evidence of the wisdom we see in you.

3 hours ago, Heidi said:

In other class news, the Literature review is coming along nicely. The Matrix is 15 sources (I'm assuming they all need to be peer-reviewed, I'll have to double check that) and 2000 words. As of now, I'm up to 11 sources and 1100 words. All will be well. The professor (the one who did the whole plagiarism thing) amended the assignment yesterday. She updated the requirements to include a Turn-It-In report that will be generated after we submit the assignment, and noted that we are expected to take the report and redo the assignment based on the feedback and then resubmit it, and oh, by the way, the revision should be delivered no later than the original due date, which is Sunday. This means that we'll need to submit initially no later than Thursday to have time to accommodate these new, additional requirements. Friends, this is rude, and it assumes so many rude things. First, it assumes that we aren't working on the assignment already, that it is perfectly reasonable to update the timeline and requirements with less than a week to go; and it assumes that we are all cheating and need to make revisions to stop cheating before the professor bothers with even putting her eyes on it. What. Ever. In six weeks, I'll be done with this class and she will still be herself.

I wonder if this is her playing CYA after she got a talking to from the dean after you left the room. Maybe not, but I want to live in a world where I believe she was chastised for going nuclear over a formatting issue.

 

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6 hours ago, Heidi said:

Confession, this made me laugh. I feel a lot of things, but wise is not one of them. 

 

Well, obviously. If you were convinced you were wise, that alone would indicate you're not. ;) 

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15 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I wonder if this is her playing CYA after she got a talking to from the dean after you left the room. Maybe not, but I want to live in a world where I believe she was chastised for going nuclear over a formatting issue.

I absolutely think this is CYA (the dean seemed a little weirded out by the accusation, right along with every other professor I spoke with), mixed with even more gotcha energy, because she just can't lay off.

 

I saw a red flag at the beginning of the term when the homework and readings for the upcoming weeks were all "locked" in the Learning Management System until Monday of that week. I mean, what is the pedagogical rationale, here? Seems weird.

 

This is the same professor I wrote to and asked if we could have the dates of the guest lectures with a little more than 24 hours' notice, as I'd like to prioritize my participation in the class (yes, attendance at the radomly-scheduled guest lectures is graded, becuase of course it is). We have an assignment coming up -- a whole project piece -- and have absolutely zero test on any of the expectations. I went to the syllabus and found the project piece listed: "Research Question(s) (5%): Students will craft specific research questions that will be the focus of their proposal. Due October 29th." And that's it. No word length guidelines, nothing. Cool, cool, if the pattern holds, she'll create the assignment in Canvas (our LMS) and leave it locked until Monday the 23rd. Very tempting to write a note about how Information Wants To Be Free and that's why we have libraries. The discussion portion is 30 % of our grade, and I'm pretty sure she plans on using that to skew the grades to what she "feels like" they should be. These sorts of teachers are all too common, and they are dangerous.

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Well, obviously. If you were convinced you were wise, that alone would indicate you're not. ;) 

Fair.

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Where’s the tired reaction button? 
 

Taken another way, she may be a slacker and have not even come up with the questions … or a paranoid fruitbat going after cheaters everywhere with a dollar store flyswatter … 

 

It’s bat country, afterall

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I am happy you've discovered the lesson Universe is teaching you and not taking it personally. You are wise and this is proving a small piece of that wisdom of yours.

You are stretched too thin so remember to have grace and patience with yourself as you work through all the madness surrounding you. We will support you and still love you no matter what 💜

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2 hours ago, darkfoxx said:

Where’s the tired reaction button? 
 

Taken another way, she may be a slacker and have not even come up with the questions … or a paranoid fruitbat going after cheaters everywhere with a dollar store flyswatter … 

 

It’s bat country, afterall

Agreed.

It's all batty!

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2 hours ago, Darciana said:

I am happy you've discovered the lesson Universe is teaching you and not taking it personally. You are wise and this is proving a small piece of that wisdom of yours.

You are stretched too thin so remember to have grace and patience with yourself as you work through all the madness surrounding you. We will support you and still love you no matter what 💜

I am glad I was able to hear The Message. 

Thank you for your statement and affirmation of unconditional love. We need more of these, everywhere! ❤️ 

 

Today work was work, and I did what I do, and all will be well on that front.

This is the benefit of staying in the same job for more than a year, and I like it.

 

I have finished the rought draft of the Literature Review. I still have to take it tomorrow (after my brain de-saturates) and work on the wording, shore up the citations, and the like, and then another pass on Friday to put everything in buttoned-up order. I'll likley submit on Friday, and then deal with any  necessary TurnItIn revisions over the weekend.

 

What's really neat is that by completely removing the pressure and jsut sitting with the literature in a scholarly, conversational way -- the way I usually approach things -- I found so much! A research project has appeared and I'm hoping that I can find the team to put together to turn this into a proacticum in the Fall (or the Spring, if it's needed for the dissertation, which is a possibility). You know the food atlas, and how it maps food deserts and how that is all related to food justice? I need to map libraries in information ecologies to determine where information deserts exist and then use that to show if/how information deserts correlates/causates better or worse community, social, and civic wellbeing. I plan on using Roanoke as a pilot map, since the city is deeply entrenched in geographic structural disparity. Anyway, this is my idea of fun, and I'm very content with the lit review and with the progress I made today.  This feels solid, and good.

 

I still can't find the Research Questions assignment in Canvas, and on the off chance I'm looking in the wrong place, I dropped into the students-only discord and asked a couple of the other students in class. NOPE. The assignment does not exist yet. Cool, cool. On the upside, there was some good-natured grousing about locked everything in this class, to which I replied "We're librarians. Preparing is what we do!" and there was much commaraderie and agreement.

 

Anyway, the research as it stands right now is: 
R1: What strengths and weaknesses does a library play in the local information ecology and communication infrastructure? 
R2: Is it a keystone species as identified by Nardi & O’Day? Are (other) keystone species/ elements revealed?
R3: Does the mapping reveal a relationship between information oases and information deserts and other community health factors? To other structural factors of thriving? Are geographically entrenched disparities re-presented in informational disparities? Does the presence of a library mitigate these disparities in any way? How? Why (not)? Could it do more? What are the internal tools of the library that are helpful for mitigation of community issues (physical infrastructure such as community rooms, and non-physical infrastructure, such as programming and partnerships). 
 

Nerds gonna nerd.

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Heidi said:

You know the food atlas, and how it maps food deserts and how that is all related to food justice? I need to map libraries in information ecologies to determine where information deserts exist and then use that to show if/how information deserts correlates/causates better or worse community, social, and civic wellbeing. 

 

Is it still considered an information desert if the library deprived population has internet access?

 

5 hours ago, Heidi said:

I still can't find the Research Questions assignment in Canvas, and on the off chance I'm looking in the wrong place, I dropped into the students-only discord and asked a couple of the other students in class. NOPE. The assignment does not exist yet.

 

This is no surprise. It would be a lot more difficult to keep students in a state of heightened stress, while commanding the majority of their attention, if the assignments (and guest lecture schedules) were shared ahead of time. You might even be able to plan something that is not related to the class at all, and do the assignment ahead of time, with a measure of agency!  And if you could do that, then how would you ever be able to remember how much power this professor has over her students and why you should fear her and obey her every whim?  🙄

 

Hold on. I rolled my eyes hard enough to sprain something again.  Give me just a moment to massage my temples and help the muscle relax..... there we go.

 

What was I saying...? Right. People like this professor are why people in general have become so very bad at recognizing a truly confident and powerful person when they come across one. Because these kinds of systematic bullies who flaunt what little control they have over others have more or less gas lighted the poor unsuspecting masses to think that this is what exerting power of someone looks like: to post an online course assignment as late before deadline as they can get away with.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

his is no surprise. It would be a lot more difficult to keep students in a state of heightened stress, while commanding the majority of their attention, if the assignments (and guest lecture schedules) were shared ahead of time. You might even be able to plan something that is not related to the class at all, and do the assignment ahead of time, with a measure of agency!  And if you could do that, then how would you ever be able to remember how much power this professor has over her students and why you should fear her and obey her every whim?  🙄

 

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3 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

Is it still considered an information desert if the library deprived population has internet access?

Oh, Scaly, I just adore you! This is exactly the question that gave rise to my whole research project, and I FEEL SO SEEN!

Also, please don’t go pulling any more eye muscles over this professor. You’re absolutely right, of course, and who knew that the research prof would be the carrier of The Message, and not The Pedant (who, it turns out, has a massive amount of research on the rural-urban divide of information access and also discusses broadband availability, but notes that an information community is much more than that)? 

1 hour ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

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Once again: I Agree With Tank™

 

I’ve learned a lot from watching British police procedurals, mostly courtesy of Masterpiece Theatre. The first is that there is a lot of murder going on. Second, and more importantly, it seems that it’s never the act of the murder that gets the folks caught. Instead, it’s all the other things they are trying to hide, and the act of trying to hide these things: affairs, illicit bank accounts, what have you. The moral of the story friends is that tried-and-true Heidi Koan: Secrets are a sickness.

 

In other news, I talked with Vivian tonight and she’s thrilled to bursting with ideas about some short stories that she wants to write, a thing that came up last weekend, and I ended up telling her about what a writers workshop is and how we could absolutely set one up here any time she wants, the two of us writing and sharing ideas and talking through plot or cadence, getting food delivered, and basically just living the Writers Life. I mean, we already have the Loft for it.

 

She does also want us to get the Murphy bunk beds. 

And electric Vespas.

Be right back, getting a loan because my daughter has massive amounts of style and creativity that need to be nurtured. :)*

 

*ETA: not actually getting a loan, at least not yet. Maybe in 2024.

 

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Murphy bunk beds? Picture please?

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11 hours ago, Sovalis said:

Murphy bunk beds? Picture please?

I second this.

 

Also, in a not weird way, I absolutely adore your daughter. I wish I had my stepdaughter around more, those interactions and sharing of ideas and creativity are so underrated between generations

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