Share with us what ideas you're grappling with this week. April 20, 2023
I'll go first again. But please take all this as an invitation to share your adventures and what you are reading. As you see, mine are boring, and you are probably doing more interesting stuff.
Typical of when I'm in class, my note-taking is slowed. More accurately, my refactoring of notes into atomic-sized notes has slowed. As many words are added to my ZK as usual, but each note is bigger. Because of the speed of the class, I don't feel I have time to refactor the notes I've captured from reading. "Read Hot Epic" is 800 words. I keep all the ideas captured from the story in a single note, hoping to atomize the note sometime. In the meantime, I have all the ideas, and because of my search skills, the ideas are not lost.
@Sascha's article Why the Single Note Matters is a real eye opener. I realize that I don't pay care and attention to each and every note. The effort and time commitment in this practice are what is called zettelkasting. The rewards are a supportive ZK partner. If you consider this a downside, the downside is that this activity siows time. You will naturally slow down. In a non-pressure environment, this is a good thing. Not so sure it works in a classroom setting with a schedule to keep up with.
I've started a list in my journal of projects to advance once I've completed the food writing seminar. That way, they can be off my mind and safely on a list. (Classic GTD principle)
I'm reading - Fisher, M. F. K.. The gastronomical me, Penguin Random House Publisher Services. 1989.
My ten-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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