Sunday, October 9, 2022

Perspmal;: Parkinson's Law Strikes Again

Parkinson's Law 2022!

I have been writing about Parkinson's law for several years. Most of the posts have been about how Parkinson's Law creeps up on me.

It's happened again, and I hadn't realized it. 

(I dimly remember a story about a frog in a pot of cold water...)

My plate seems full - I have a really long to-do list. As I look over the list, I see lots and lots of things undone. I can keep busy for a month without adding anything to it.

Here are links to previous articles: Apparently, this particular topic is becoming an annual article. (The blogs each open in a window, so you can visit/read them and not lose your place here!) 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Genealogy: Family History Center


Family History

Seminole | Largo | Clearwater
Salk Lake City, UT

I had a delightful visit to the Family History Center here in Pinellas County, Florida. The Center's entrance is located in the back of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("LDS") in Seminole/Largo Florida.

There are Family History Centers scattered throughout the World. Check to see if there is one near you! ( Find a Family History Center and FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries )

I learned a lot from the hour I spent with a volunteer (Larry). Larry is not a member of the church, but does volunteer his time and experience at the center. I want to share what I learned that day:

Friday, May 6, 2022

Personal: I Failed Freshman English Again!



In 1967 I failed Freshman English in college. In 2022, I reprised a class from 50 years ago with the same results: I failed it a second time!

The 1967 "F" was because I went home for Christmas and did not return to college for final exams. I only remember discussions with the teacher about "Why?" I should be taking the course. I have no memories of the quality of the work I submitted during the semester. [ FWIW, I did not return from the Thanksgiving break the following fall, either.]

The 2022 repeat ended with the same grade,,, 

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Chapter 2 And The Dunning-Kruger Effect

"Chapter 2"
The Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect was described in 1999 in a paper by David Dunning and Justin Kruger. 

In the two decades since then, there have been countless articles written supporting the idea. There is at least one article that claims it's not a real thing. YouTube has many videos dedicated to it, too. (Search, or visit the bibliography at the bottom of the page.)

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Personal: College again!

St Pete College
Spring Session 2022

I have enrolled in college - again! 

Why go back to college?

I am doing this for several reasons!