I have a background in chemical engineering and economics, plus business and finance more recently. I am in my second career as an educator, so lately I have developed an interest in instructional design and accelerated learning. Other interests include (personal) finance, flags, fonts, (business) structures, strategy, systems, and stationery.
I will be spending the next while finding a way to move to a city that has me enamoured, peopled with people I love being around. That leaves less time for learning and thinking, but here are some things that have been on my mind.
- Introducing learnings about AI and other almost-there technologies into a general curriculum without meandering into a technical thicket.
- Mass education in personal finance – I am working on a PowerPoint (hey, those win Nobel Prizes!) slideshow I can take on a tour through nonprofits and community orgs where I live.
- Life design – being more mindful, strategic, and intentional about where I live, who I bring into my life, and how I build a life with my loved ones (family and friends).
I have started on a primer on economics for my business for engineers students. It doesn’t need to be comprehensive – just enough for them to understand words like ‘inflation’ and ‘recession’ when they read about them in their cases.
I’m reading Dream Machine (no spoilers, la la la) and loving it immensely. It’s not a learning victory per se but it did make me thankful for having developed the ability early in life of looking forward to 500+ pages of dense type and not feeling overwhelmed.
I don’t have a personal web site. (So many blogs in a mass grave, though.)
I miss the old WordPress.com (and its simpler themes). I need a clean, simple interface that allows for a blog roll and static pages. Tips and leads are welcome!