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A “Revisited” blog post indicates that I reread the original and used AI-assisted tools (e.g., Grammarly) to improve grammar and word choice.

Soon, it will be time to (re)turn my attention to grading those exams I gave last Monday. Before becoming a Pullet prize candidate, I must also proofread the exam I am taking tomorrow. I want to start doing my taxes and finish that last group of requests for letters of recommendation. I need to respond to that batch of emails I winnowed from 400 to 50. Oops, I see that it has grown again to 75. And, oh yes, I really should sort through that backlog amassed from those four RSS feeds for those choice articles most worth reading. So much winnowing, separating the wheat from the chaff, and trying to figure out what is “signal” and “signature” and what is “noise.”

Is the resolution to this bottleneck of time demands to download yet another personal productivity tool? The thought makes me smile. Maybe I should reduce all my teaching, writing, and learning experiences to 140 characters or less:) No–that would be a “bit”ter solution.

Perhaps I should succumb to all the sleep-learning come-ons? OOOH—Google just gagged a gaggle of sources. So much trash it makes me both laugh and cry. Hopefully, I am making some headway in teaching my students the habits epitomized by Scott Lillenfeld’s ten commandments for helping students distinguish between science and pseudoscience.

Maybe sleeping (more or less?) is the solution? Or perhaps I am a prisoner of my multifaceted learning styles (or my MBTI type). Puzzling.

I just finished reading a blog on “information overload.” Interesting that it is a “recycled”/ “repackaged” article from 2006. I’m unconvinced that the solution to my overload problem is technological (e.g., mail filters). A large part of my “problem” — if it is a problem—is wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and interests, a lack of self-discipline, and using the former as a rationalization for the latter! Sometimes, a tracking tool I recently learned about is a valuable eye-opener to document paths I’ve meandered. Still, I don’t think I need (or should have to download) freedom to liberate my ability to focus on the tasks. Free will should need no such crutch.

Time to play with the dog.