Weekly Head Voices #231: Two thousand four hundred fourty-four

Figure 1: View from Watsonia (Helderberg) “run” with bestie DW This edition of the WHV looks back at the two weeks from Monday August 16 to Sunday August 29, 2021. Orbital mechanics that are important to me Sowehere during this period, I completed yet another full orbit around the sun. That’s quite a bit more egocentric than I intended. Let me try again: Thanks to family and friends and good fortune, my existence continued for another complete revolution of the planet Earth around the star Sol.

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Weekly Head Voices #230: Follow your blisters

Figure 1: During the West Coast sunset worshipping ritual I turned around and entirely coincidentally saw this picture waiting there for me. (We’re sitting off to the left on the stoep.) I love the photo, but then started to wonder if it had a bit too much of “I just did a photography course and now I have to make photos like this” (I didn’t and I don’t). My friends have assured me that it does not look like that (too much).

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Weekly Head Voices #229: Staycation PERMA-Station

Figure 1: A scene from a short but surprisingly balmy weekend in Betty’s Bay (In Winter, a large part of Betty’s remains permanently in the shadow of the mountain.) This edition of the WHV looks back at the week from Monday July 19 to Sunday July 25, 2021, a week of untold wonders and intense enjoyment, a week deserving of the hallowed title of… STAYCATION! Jokes aside, it was a perfectly enjoyable week of time off, most of it spent at home or close to it.

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Weekly Head Voices #228: Komkommertijd

Figure 1: On the side opposite to Map of Africa, on the grass that shall not be entered if one is not a club member. This edition of the Weekly Head Voices, number two tenny eight, covers the period of time from Monday June 28 to Sunday July 18 of the year 2021. Bad glitch in the South African matrix Although I don’t have much to say here (hence the title), the country has been all over the news for less than great reasons.

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Weekly Head Voices #227: Reality bending security blanket

Figure 1: View from a walk by life partner and genetic progenitor unit, photo by partner. This 227th edition of the Weekly Head Voices looks back at the two weeks from Monday June 14 to Sunday June 27. Groundhog Lockdown On the above-mentioned Sunday, president Ramaphosa announced lockdown level 4, one level more serious from where we were. For us this means that schools are closing a week earlier for the July vacation, and hence will have to open a week earlier, and hence will have a severe effect on the breakaway we had planned, an effect of the cancellation variety.

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Weekly Head Voices #226: Stress practice

Welcome to the 226th edition of the Weekly Head Voices, this one covering the week from Monday June 7 to Sunday June 13, 2021. Figure 1: Panoramic view from a winter run in Betty’s Bay. I was hoping Google Photos would stitch the pretty clouds together, and it did. As I put these finishing touches on the post, it’s Wednesday, June 16 (Youth Day), 16:09. I have just spent about an hour debugging my usually super smooth Emacs Org-mode / ox-hugo blogging machine (read this github issue for more details), which is a small price when you consider all the hours this combination has saved me in the past.

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Weekly Head Voices #225: Just a perfect weekend

Dear reader, Welcome (back) to the Weekly Head Voices, and specifically to the 225th installment, covering the period from Monday May 24 to Sunday June 6, 2021. Keyboard update: K1 You’ll remember from WHV #204 that my previous keyboard acquisition was the Womier K87 with its all-encompassing RGB and hot-swappable Gateron brown switches. That keyboard is so much fun to type on. It’s hard to describe what leads to all that fun, relative to say the MS Sculpt Ergonomic (which makes a lot more sense as a typing device).

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Notes on the book "Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett

Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett is a neuro-scientist and psychologist who studies the brain and especially how emotion works in the brain. In addition to her 240 peer reviewed scientific publications, she is the author of the popular books How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain and Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain, the book notes on which you are reading here. The book consists of seven and a half beautifully written and amazing stories about the human brain.

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Weekly Head Voices #224: Zen machine

Dear friends, You are reading the 224th edition of the Weekly Head Voices, covering the week from Monday May 17 to Sunday May 23 of the year 2021. Figure 1: Scene from a truly fabulous autumn Sunday lunch with the family. As I’ve mentioned before, Autumn weekends down here can be rough. Fasted runs are not as scary as I thought At the time of drawing my anti-breakfast line in the sand in WHV #221, I did still make the exception of eating a banana or three before a morning run, with the reasoning that I would burn through much of the resultant glucose during the run, and that runs without all those sweet sweet carbs were probably quite difficult.

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