In our typical manner, what started as a discussion about what we did this week worked it’s way around to the impact of foot health on our productivity, followed by a discussion of how Ursula isn’t REALLY celebrating the completion of her newest book. After all that, I talk to Claire A. Miller, who is a librarian and crafter, and has some really cool things to share.
This week, we will discuss how one handles being suddenly unemployed, and what I’m doing to cope with it. We will also check in with the Teen Test Subject, and wrap up by talking to author Malka Older.
Updated 09-28-2018: Added a link to Born to the Blade and Arisia 2019.
This week, we will be talking about the distractions we’ve had this last week, and how we’ve dealt with them. We also have some gifts from listeners we’ll talk about, and finally we’ll do a check-in interview with Dylan Wilbanks, who was on last year, to see how his methods have changed.
This week, we’ll talk about preparing for a disaster. In . our case, it is Hurricane Florence, but it could be any number of things. We talk about online backups, password vaults, and the difference between “helpful” and “helpy.” And then we will read and respond to your letters.
The focus of this week is on the AMAZING interview I did with my friends Bill and Laura. I do take a moment to discuss taking a day off since I recorded this one on Labor Day here in the US, and have given both the Wombat Co-Host and the Teenage Test Subject the week off.
After a refreshing break, we return this week with our status on catching up post-con. We’ll also talk about how Kevin is using his Bullet Journal and the challenges around having one person use a digital calendar and the other using paper. We’ll check in with the Teen Test Subject, and then talk to Jim C. Hines on how he stays productive!
The time has come, the wombat said, to introduce a new test subject. The Wombat Test Subject won’t be going anywhere (I suppose she is now the Wombat Co-Host?), but we will be starting to work with the Teenage Test Subject, my son Jacob, who is starting his Junior year of High School. After that, we have an interview with the Space Unicorns themselves, Lynne M. & Michael Damian Thomas, publisher and editor of Uncanny Magazine!
We spend a lot of time this week talking about talking – or rather, talking about speaking in public – since WorldCon is just around the corner and the Wombat Test Subject (author Ursula Vernon) has to prep not one, but two speeches she probably won’t have to give. We follow that up with Kevin’s initial foray into Bullet Journalling, and wrap it all up with your letters and comments!
This week we will discuss the pros and cons of “disconnecting” as we are about to head off to a short get-away that will have spotty to no internet access. We also talk about balancing out productive and non-productive days. Finally, we have an interview with friend of the show and long-time listener Cori Large, to find out how she stays organized.
This week we talk a little more about why and when we play video games, and how it is important for us (and many others) as part of our self-care routines. We’ll also catch up on the Wombat Test Subject’s productivity, and top it off by talking to my cousin Susan Anderson about how she stays productive.