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Month: July 2019

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MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky

12. Build on your strengths

I know nothing about cars. I am not as bad as the chick who splashes oil onto the engine to “put oil in the car,” but I can’t tell you how to fix a car. I can help you change a tire, but that’s about it. My husband, on the other hand, knows tons of […]

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11-20
Down to Business Blog

11. Slow times

Sometimes things are just sloooow. This is where patience comes in. This is why I have side projects going on with my main experiments. I haven’t found anything to be full steam all the time. Even prepping for my courses doesn’t take every second of the day. So my patience looks like I’m waiting on […]

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1-10
Down to Business Blog
MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky

10. Burnout

Something else that relaxes me is being physically active, whether running, hiking, or working in the yard. My husband went crazy last year and got all these fruit trees, and it took us a while to get them all planted, and then we had to mulch (I hate mulching!). It might be pertinent to mention […]

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Black Cat Scribbles Blog: Horror Writing
Down to Business Blog
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Writing

9. Relaxing habit

One of the things that is relaxing to me is writing. I almost pursued a career in creative writing, and even wrote a fiction book a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. I have a horror story collection that I never published. I also have a longer novel that collects dust on […]

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Inventing
MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky

8a. Not everything goes according to plan

So…that experiment I posted about a few posts back, hoping it would be the one that works. Here are the series of steps that have happened so far for this version of my project:                   Step 1: For this particular experiment I am working with speakers, and I had to re-wire one set to my configuration. […]

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Education/Teaching
Life Stuff
MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky

8. Studying & Learning

What do you think is important for a testing environment? An answer sheet? The test questions (of course)? Something to write with? A quiet room? How about having studied ahead of time? There really is something to be said for being prepared. Obviously, people absorb information in different ways; visually, auditory, or cramming at the […]

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Business
Down to Business Blog

7. Social Media Marketing

Did you know, in the process of Photosynthesis, that Photosystem II comes before Photosystem I? What actually happened was Photosystem I was discovered first, and people thought that was the end-all, be-all, and then someone else came along later and discovered something happens before Photosystem I. So, they called it Photosystem II. You may think […]

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Motivational

6a. Anticipation

As I was originally typing this there is was storm outside. I’ve always like rain storms—they can be peaceful and calming. It doesn’t bother our pets either, except one of our cats. He huddles in the hallway so I move his bed into the hallway to give him something to lay on. I am doing […]

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Down to Business Blog
Inventing
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6. Doing the MacGyver thing

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison Remember how I said I want to start out on the right foot? Let me amend that a little: I want to start out on the right foot as frugal as I can. For my experiments, if […]

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Down to Business Blog
Inventing
MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky

5. Googling for information

I love to Google the heck out of a subject and learn as much as I possibly can. I love the internet for that reason: I can get details on a subject down to the nitty gritty levels, and glean as much as I can to formulate a hypothesis and start experimenting. Mostly my big, […]

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