This week, Kevin is flying solo as Ursula has no spoons at the moment. We talk about the current situation and the need to do less, not more. after that, we catch up with Doctor Megan Kenway (ne Taylor-Rodriguez) about how she stays productive now that she’s no longer a med student, but is now a resident in a hospital.
Continue reading “Episode 141 – Doing Less, Dr. Megan Kenway”
This week, we will discuss some of the challenges we are having as our enforced work-from-home continues. We also discuss an amazing article on Creativity from The Oatmeal, then finish by catching up with Anna James, who we first talked to in Episode 94.
Note : My USB connection to the sound board was failing and so the quality of the first part of the interview is not great. Continue reading “Episode 140 – Challenges, Anna James Redux”
We’re taking a departure this week and will talk to Ursula about her writing process. This is enhanced by her joy with having a diagnosis for ADHD, and we’ll spend the first half this week talking about how that came about. We hope you enjoy it!
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Content Warning: End of Live Care, Aging, Medical Issues, Mortality, and Trauma
This week, we will talk about Ursula’s pending appointment, our own productivity challenges, and some of our own concerns about care for our parents. We follow that by talking to Heather Lowe, and find out how she stays productive in the face of these challenges.
Continue reading “Episode 136 – Heavy Topics, Heather Lowe”
CW: Pet Death, Female Issues
We’ve had a rough week, and so this week we will talk about dealing with the loss of one of our long-time pets, and it’s impact on our productivity. We will also discuss some of the more difficult aspects of Ursula’s monthly visitor, before we go to a really good interview with friend of the show John “Gene” Anderson.
Continue reading “Episode 135 – Greiving, John “Gene” Anderson”
Hi folks! We’re back this week with a discussion of the pressures of deadlines, and how much work we’re both putting in. This also includes a brief discussion of the difficulties of being the person working with people two very different time zones. We then have a long talk with returning guest Michelle Wexelblat and her experiences with Burnout. It’s a long one, but worth it!
Continue reading “Episode 133 – Long Hours, Michelle Wexelblat Redux”
This week we talk about the wrapping up of Kevin’s most recent article series, the new small hen, Ursula’s next book release, and how we were and were not productive this past week. And then we have Jadzia Axelrod on to talk about how she stays productive!
Continue reading “Episode 132 – New Book, Jadzia Axelrod”
Hi folks! This week we will talk about the continuation of Kevin’s series on OpenSource.com as well as what makes a good and a bad copy editor. In the background, you may even hear the Shepherd as she looks over the version of the manuscript the copy editor sent Ursula. Finally, we’re going to have a talk with J. R. Blackwell, and how she stays productive.
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Hi folks! This week we will talk about Ursula’s frustrations with being sick (again) and the impact it has on her productivity. We also talk about her recent dose of dewormer (long story), and then wrap it up by talking to Meredith about how she stays productive.
Continue reading “Episode 129 – Sick Day Redux, Meredith”
Happy 2020! This week we will discuss New Years Resolutions and why we don’t make them, what you can do instead, and maybe, just maybe to hold off on that purchase of a brand-new home exercise thing. Then we’ll talk to former guest Cori Large about how things have changed, are changing, and will change for how she stays productive.
Continue reading “Episode 128 – No Resolutions, Cori Large Catch-up”