Stochastic Scheduling for the Sciencey

Once upon a time, in a land far far away – we were all able to schedule our days perfectly and know exactly what was going to happen. We also knew, down to the very minute details, the content and timing of these happenings. Doesn’t this sound like the start of a fairy tale to…

The Benefits of a Private Diary, from Productivity to Practice

I have long kept track of my lucid thoughts, feminine hysterics, and deepest fears in the form of a private diary. There is a little pile of random booklets and piles of paper stored away in a cardboard box somewhere in my childhood home which constitutes the first portion of this endeavour. More recently, a…

Issues of Space and Time in the Working World

These past two (has it really only been two!?) months have been the first in several years where I’ve not had classes, school assignments, employment, or other major time commitments filling up my daytime hours. You might expect that this kind of freedom would be a glorious state of relaxation and euphoria for me. I…