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Getting my mojo back

Have you ever had a scare in pursuing a passion? I had one last year with inventing where I got flash burned. I didn’t go blind, but I took that as a sign to pursue my writing more. Now I am starting back slowly with experimenting, but it’s definitely taken a back seat to everything else.

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11-20
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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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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1-10
Education/Teaching
Life Stuff
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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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1-10
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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
MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky

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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3. Things get better with time and experience.

I have been teaching for over 9 years now. In the beginning, I was a little overwhelmed and spent every waking hour getting lectures ready, writing exams, and coming up with extra material on topics covered in case someone asked a question. Was I a good teacher? I was probably on the weaker side. But […]

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