"The chances of finding out what's really going on in the universe are so remote, the only thing to do is hang the sense of it and keep yourself occupied... Look at me: I design coastlines... I'd far rather be happy than right any day."
"And are you?"
"No, that's where it all falls down, of course."
"Pity, it sounded like quite a good lifestyle otherwise."
Slartibartfast to Arthur Dent.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 1
As a small foreward to this (probably) disjointed post, congratulations to Harold Jarche for his 7 years of independent and thought-provoking blogging. He gives me hope that maybe another ex-soldier can make good in the learning world.
As I was participating in the most recent #lrnchat, I commented to Jay Cross that I wanted to be able to participate in more things like MOOCs and other readings, etc. (for example, Clive Shepherd's most recent book is still mostly unread) but scheduling was a challenge. While he agreed he suggested prioritization, although I said to him that negotiating that kind of regular effort would likely require some coordination with those who sign my cheques. He does, as he says, have the benefit of being his own paymaster and secretary. Of course, as I pondered that exchange, I imagined Peter Block telling me that I just wasn't committed enough. ;-)