Marginalia: Right Monitor*

Right Monitor at work, with all the notes

Right Monitor at work, with all the notes

  • xxx – mileage from work to three different locations
    • I=1
    • V=5
    • X=10
    • L=50
    • C=100
    • D=500
    • M=1000
  • Not my circus, not my monkey.
  • xxx – note to self about a specific title to check on future
  • In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. – Buddha’s Little Instruction Book
  • “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so” – Hamlet
  • Today shall not be wasted (From the Heaven Series, by Mur Lafferty)
  • Don’t count the days; make the days count.
  • You’re a ghost driving a meat coated skeleton made from stardust, what do you have to be scared of? @Porkbeard

* This post is the second of two in a series, items posted on my monitor (see the first post here.) I wrote these both on the same day, and held the second one to post, but a little longer than I intended. Since then I have gotten my monitors replaced with new, larger monitors. I have not yet replaced the notes to the monitors, however, so this image and post is a slice of history now past, which may again come to pass, depending on my whims.

Marginalia – supervisory training notes pt 1

It is a difficult day today, so instead of anything substantial, here are some more Marginalia. These are taken from what I’ve scribbled on the side of my notes from the first two training workshops I’ve taken in UF’s Supervisory Challenge

  • (c) training
  • know our feelings (therapy to help be a leader)
  • Familial pronouns
  • tattoo
  • disappointing mother
  • embarrassing civility
  • “Amygdala can still hijack us (Fight, Freeze, Flee) before we work out logically how to handle…”
  • Gift of Fear – it is useful
  • Good for character development> “Anger is top level, usually under it is a different emotion, one that makes you feel vulnerable”
  • Culture eats strategy for breakfast
  • Danger of being perceived as younger (self-perception)


Marginalia: Defined, and Work, Left Monitor

I take down notes, thoughts, quotes, overheard fragments of conversations, and phrases that are cool or quirky when taken out of context. I do this all the time. I jot them on post-its, in one of the numerous notebooks I carry, and in the margins of my notes from classes and meetings. I also doodle. The act of the pen moving helps me think.

I don’t always jot down attributions, though.

My “Marginalia” posts will be random little bits of things I have collected over the years – a peek into the inner workings of me, things that have piqued my interested over time.

Today – post-its that surround my left monitor at work.

Left (primary) monitor at work, and the notes I've posted there.

Left (primary) monitor at work, and the notes I’ve posted there.

  • Go on – Do it – Don’t be afraid!¬† (Something Mur Lafferty said in one of her “I Should Be Writing” podcast episodes)
  • People talk about escapism as if it’s a bad thing…once you’ve escaped, once you come back, the world is not the same as when you left it. You come back to it with skills, weapons, knowledge you didn’t have before – Neil Gaimen
  • The whole point of being an artist: you don’t have any limits or constrains, unless you put them on yourself, of course. – Macy Gray
  • Just because you know the trick doesn’t mean that the magic is dead. [Chuck] – Wendig (language warning)
  • xxx – three e-mail accounts I need to check at work
  • xxx- 6 fields I need when preparing a spreadsheet for ingest into a database
  • Life is not measure by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away….
  • xxx – height and width restrictions on books that can be processed on one vendor’s scanner
  • “We don’t know where this is going, but we’re not going to get left behind” Wendall Porter¬† (apparently they changed the URL from what I wrote down)
  • Don’t cry because it is over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss
  • Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way – Viktor E. Frankl