Let's have a thought experiment:
If you hoped to understand what is important to someone else, which would you prefer to know?:
1) What said person tells you matters to them.
2) Knowledge of how said person has spent their time
Which would you choose?
I believe that I would almost always choose "time" over "testimony".
It's not because "everybody lies" either. We may well not be aware as we talk about time just where we end up spending it, as how we intended to spend it but then how we did do not align. When people feel a mismatch in how their priorities are getting met, such an issue may be based on time. More people may be happier with one another and themselves if only admitting where and how they could be spending time differently.
On that note, how will I spend time coming up?:
-I have been and will continue to be working on my Penn Museum talk this Saturday morning. It is a full afternoon of activities, family-friendly, after my talk at 11:30AM. If you are in the area and want to come to a fun event, check out their description for "Celebrations Around The World" here: http://www.penn.museum/calendar/eventdetail/466/celebrations-around-the-...
-I will continue to write for my book, which today hit a total of "127 pages" in the rough draft document. Of course, much editing will occur at a later date. For now, I am writing about my experiences during August 2013, and reading back from the past to see how my life unfolded post-2010.
-I will quite likely be mentioned on *A MAJOR STAGE* tomorrow, both myself and ME.mory (www.yourdigitalmemory.com) and will be watching live to see just how it goes. Stay tuned for notes on that.
-I am likely presenting to a class of Assistive Technology students at Temple University on Friday. It's a thrill to share with them ME.mory and just how far my life has come along post-2010. I hope to convince them that artificial memory apps are a viable option not just for those with recognized disabilities, but as used by people generally everyday.
If you are a fan of WHYY Radio, then you will likely be able to hear me on this Friday as I was interviewed for my upcoming Penn Museum talk. I will be glad to know what you think if you listen in!
This post may be my second-to-last for this year, as I will soon be in Sweden for my annual NYE trip. I truly do look forward to it and will bundle up. Cheers!