Welcome to the first regular Weekly Head Voices of the year folks! This, the 251st edition, looks back at the week from Monday, January 2 to Sunday, January 8 of the brand new year 2023. Figure 1: Blue waters of Betty’s Bay main beach. The weather was amazing. You might recall from the 2023 transition post that appeared a mere week ago, that I really wanted to try to post more regularly here, even if it meant that the posts might be less substantial.
The 2022 to 2023 transition post
Welcome to 2023 everyone, and to the traditional yearly year transition post! Figure 1: Scene from a recent windy family walk in Cape St Francis I wish all of you all of the best for this shiny new year twenty-twenty-three! (By the way, this, the first day of the year, is the earliest that the yearly transition post has ever appeared!) Blogging Over the past year, I published fifteen posts on this blog, 14 of which were “weekly” head voices posts (#237 to #250), and one the 2022 transition post.
Weekly Head Voices #250: Durable, blissful contentment
This, the quarter-thousandth edition of the Weekly Head Voices, covers two weeks from Monday November 21 to Sunday December 4, 2022. Figure 1: The sunset colours in Betty’s were beautiful that day. I am happy that my ever-evolving life philosophy (as well as my approach to health and wellness) includes a growing section on the importance of hard and challenging work with great colleagues, because these past few weeks have really been delivering in that respect.
Weekly Head Voices #249: Self-discipline
Welcome to WHV #249, covering the two weeks from Monday November 7 to Sunday November 20, 2022. Figure 1: Photo of many Watsonias (up from last week!), taken by partner on a hike. Emacs Mastodon server was irresistible A week or two ago, I was still chatting with friends about how to respond to the currently in-progress Twitter Muskification. At that point, largely due to all of the great connections and positive experience I’ve been enjoying on twitter (howto: follow only kind humans who are involved in your fields of interest; in my case visualization, machine learning, data, mobility), I commented that I had no plans yet and preferred waiting for a bit to see how it would pan out.
Weekly Head Voices #248: Oh snap
Welcome back everyone to this completely normal and of course utterly on-time edition of the WHV which spans (checks notes…) the one (1) week from Monday October 31 to Sunday November 6, 2022. Figure 1: Watsonia posing in front of mountain. Photo by partner. (Yes, I am a little bit excited that for once this post is technically on time enough to cover only that one week. Of course what’s in the post does not necessarily have to do anything with the events that transpired in that week, but we won’t let that keep us from this little punctuality celebration.
Weekly Head Voices #247: Precious moments
Welcome back friends! This post attempts to cover the longer thann normal period of time from Monday September 26 to Sunday October 30, 2022. Figure 1: This is what the view looks like just after a lunch at Pearl View Guest House, which itself with spectacular views. This is the year of me struggling to make the time and the energy to write these posts. Between work (it’s never been this truly busy before), family (teenagers man) and other important activities, this previously straight-forward endeavour has become really challenging.
Weekly Head Voices #246: Call up your friends
This, the 246th edition of the WHV, looks back at the longer-than-expected stretch of time between Monday August 8 and Sunday September 25 of the year 2022. Figure 1: A slightly alternative view from somewhere up along Platties. Disclaimer The later I get, the more difficult it becomes to put these things out. Although not that many people read them, it feels like expectations increase over time, and thus the barrier continues getting higher and higher.
Weekly Head Voices #245: This too shall pass
WELL HELLO EVERYONE and welcome back to the Weekly Head Voices, edition #245 to be specific, looking back at the period of time from Monday July 25 to Sunday Aug 7, 2022. Figure 1: Scene from a walk after a delicious family Sunday lunch. In the spirit of full disclosure, I do seem to be going through a patch of mostly pretty “meh” WHV attempts. However, as they say, a badly written but published blog post is miles better than an unpublished blog post of any quality.
Weekly Head Voices #244: Biyamiti Bat-Fan
Welcome to Weekly Head Voices number 244, stretching from Monday June 20 to Sunday July 24, 2022. Winter, don’t call us, we’ll call you Shortly after the start of this period, June 21 to be exact, I was frankly and quite pleasantly surprised by the Southern Hemisphere winter solstice. This handy Time and Date website has more details, including but not limited to: The June solstice (winter solstice) in Cape Town is at 11:13 on Tuesday, 21 June 2022.
Weekly Head Voices #243: Part-time role-model
Welcome back friends, welcome back me! This WHV covers the multiple weeks from Monday May 23 to Sunday June 19, 2022. It is this late, because it has been super busy at work (and at home), and by the time that I get any sort of opportunity to write, I am often too tired to focus. I hope to say something about that a bit further down. Whatever the case may be, I am happy to be here now, focusing on this post draft right here.