Ideas I'm Grappling With March 2, 2023
My week has been hectic, and the coming week will be even busier. I'm relishing these few minutes of reflection.
Last week, my zettelkasting sputtered along in time with my wandering attention until Tuesday. Something happened, probably an investment in 2 hours of focus, and I created six new notes and refactored a dozen older notes. I realize you have a different luxury of time than I do. When working full-time, it was hard for me to carve out time for anything, let alone the time to make notes about things that may have little future value.
I started a new book Weinberg On Writing: The Fieldstone Method and it is terrific. Funny, and it contains many insights. Weinberg's 'fieldstone method dovetails nicely with the zettelkasten method.' Before my time here on the forums, @ctietze mentioned Weinberg back in Feb of 2018 - Writing with the Zettelkasten is like building a fieldstone wall and Gerald Weinberg was brought up again by @chrisaldrich back in October - Review of “On Intellectual Craftsmanship” (1952) by C. Wright Mills, I'm slow on the uptake. Still, if you keep pounding away, I'll finally get it.
Please tell me about your past week and what you are working on.
My seven day zettel production
I must keep doing my best even though I'm a failure. My peak cognition is behind me. One day soon I will read my last book, write my last note, eat my last meal, and kiss my sweetie for the last time.
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