that I was trying to write for 10 minutes a day. I think I last wrote on Saturday or Sunday, and it is now Thursday. I was out of my rhythm, having been at a conference, where I was able to write, but as I transitioned back into the home routine, I forgot one of my new routine items. does that mean tenaday doesn't make any differenec? I started feeling a little disorganized last night, and thought about writing then, but somehow got interrupted. now I am at a transition point, trying to figure out what to do next, which does seem like an ideal time to write and clear my head.
just finished getting another conference presentation ready, and I got way more involved in the project than I meant to. another example of filling the available time, perhaps, but one where I also kept telling myself that I was working on some new skills, some PPT skills. My presentations are really starting to take a visual turn: a good thing. My overall presentation and design still seems a bit clumsy, but I am making progress. I think the creative, anti-corporate use of PPT is really starting to take off--although I saw only one really sophisticated use at the CW conference.
as I was finishing up my presentation for SLA, I started thinking about doing this presentation again for the department, but using more time to do a meta-analysis of the presentation: what are the strengths and weaknesses of this approach to presenting material? what happens when we compose in layers? what principles of composition shaped my paper and slides?
heading out tomorrow, back to work on Monday: I need to set a goal for Friday July1. media ecology paper? check to see when WSOP ends. Doesn't look like I have made a very definitive plan, have I? But it probably makes sense to keep this momentum going, finish up the draft, and then get back to McCloud / McLuhan and try not to let myself get off track again--for a while.