This week we discuss the virtual event Kevin has been attending the last week, what has changed for Ursula’s productivity, and the “5 Why” method. After that, we’ll catch up with former guest Emily Lange. Finally, at the very end, we’ll discuss the new baby chickens, and the side-effects of a broody hen.
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Warning: This week’s topics include the sad fate of Topsy the Elephant, ADHD, Anxiety, and a whole lot of talk about chickens.
Hi folks! This week we talk about the things we are doing in our “not work” times to keep ourselves from losing it while Social Distancing/Quarantining here at home. We talk about the people who are discovering new hobbies, like ours, and the ones who are finding out that gardening or keeping chickens is not for them. We wrap up this week by talking to Brooke “Bo” Bolander, about how she stays productive!
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Content Warning: This week we will be discussing some end-of-life issues.
Hi folks! This week we will be talking about spreading the load around. In one case, this is quite literally what Ursula did by spreading about 120 pounds of seeds on Dogskull Patch. The other case involves managing a household, and making sure one or two people aren’t doing significantly more than anyone else. After that, we catch up with Raygan Earl, who we haven’t spoken to since the very first year. Hope you like 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.
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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”
This week, we continue our discussion of my transition to a new team are work, as well as the Wombat Co-Host’s perceived lack of productivity. We also discuss how SAD (Seasonal Affective Dissorder) can impact us, as well as review the 2020 OolaPlanner. Finally we chat with Keith Sutton about how he stays productive!
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This week, Ursula and I discuss working trips, and the toll they take on us. We also have updates on our individual productivity, and wrap it up by talking to our friend Jenn Mercer about how she stays productive as a professional French-English translator!
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This week, the Wombat Co-host and I discuss the feeling of being in between projects, the work that goes into our current political activity, and the feeling of not working enough. After that we have our friend Jesse “Tango” Stringer on to talk to us about how he stays productive.
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