an experiment in flow

recently i had cause to read mihalyi csikzentmihalyi’s book on the psychology of flow. i was struck by the acuity of his observations as i was the previous times i had read about his concept. i have to mention right at the start this one huge aspect. while he doesn’t dwell on it in the…

hope in instructional design

i heard something very interesting yesterday which tied in to a topicĀ i keep thinking about. let me start with the second, the topic i keep visiting: i keep thinking it is not enough for IDs to only undergo training or hear discussions on ID theories or methodologies. i think it is critical to engage with…

thoughts on articulation

i understand articulation as taking the effort each time to clearly and precisely construct our thoughts in words. i acknowledge a spectrum of possibility, i just think it must (at the bare minimum) start with clarity of thought and precision of expression, and need not necessarily be about poetic or highly grammatical language. (yep, i…

overcoming passivity in our intellectual culture

something that i work on consciously and try to think out: how to not just sit around passively and wait for things to happen to me mentally. (physically, i’m more okay with doing that because the physical realm is not where i live the most. and i have a low threshold for stimulus before it…

how i taught myself to like cooking

cooking for just yourself on a daily basis can be a phenomenally boring task. it’s even more of a chore when you tend to live in your head so much you don’t notice what you’re eating half the times, and you don’t approve of frozen food so you try to cook at least once a…

what is the point of this?

it has been incredibly frustrating the last few months. everyday i come home and actively work on fixing my head so i wont explode with rage when i walk in to work the next morning. you see, i want to do more, to be able to fully use my mind, to be able to do…

irreverence: an affirmation

as i grow older, i’m starting to appreciate just how much of a fundamental difference in attitudes this creates. i was given some very gobbledygook content to go through. i read it the first time and understood about… every tenth sentence! i re-read it. still didn’t make sense. that’s when i dug my heels in…