After many weeks of hard work and no fun, last Sunday I decided to pamper myself a little. So, I enrolled in an introductory course on how to do eco-printing. For those that have no idea of what this is (like me prior to the course), ecoprinting is a technique to imprint leaves into different … More Learning how to make imprints with tropical leaves
I made it!!! The Soyuz was successfully landed in Mars. I mean, I successfully managed to prepare the dishes for the animals at the center!! And as of today, no one has died of food poisoning. So I call it a success. It seems that the managers at the center liked it as well. I … More Fourteen kilos of carrots later
From one thing came the next, and now I spend a lot of time browsing, reading learning. … More Browsing, reading, learning
One of the wonderful bits about my current volunteer work is that I am doing hands-on research (again). And this time, not with the idea of developing or testing a theory as it is often the case in academia, but with the humble and simple goal of improving people’s lives while ensuring the long-term conservation … More New insights into job downgrading…hands-on research again!
Have you ever felt that there is never time to learn new things that could make your work better…but that are not extremely urgent? That it is faster to do things “the old way” since learning the “new way” will take too much time? Do you tell yourself “I will do it in summer when … More New insights into job downgrading…the blessing of having time to learn new things
One of the largest frustrations of my current job as an academic and I guess that as a professor is the permanent feeling of not having enough time; of constantly being behind deadlines; of not being able to devote time to individual projects; of ending the working day with the sensation that I have been … More New Insights into Job Downgrading. The Blessing of Having Time to Answer Emails
Act 4. The beams The day after Frank set to cut the bamboo. We needed bamboo sticks of 6,5 meters long for the beams. But since the sticks are so long, we estimated that one good straight bamboo stick could serve for two beams. So, Frank set to the task. Act 5. The finger and … More Part II. How an economist, a computer engineer and a gardener embarked in the construction of a garage. And succeeded!
Or so it seems. This is a story in 6 acts. Act one. Denial Almost right after we arrived, the house caretaker took a glimpse of the car and very politely asked us if it was rented or it was ours. We proudly informed him that the car was ours, to which he immediately responded … More How an economist, a computer engineer, and a gardener embarked on the construction of a garage. And succeeded!