Tag Archives: kaleva’s songs

Is it engineering or design?

By | April 25, 2022

Looking back at the last year, since I began writing again on the blog looking for the magic of my keyboard, I can see how far I have shifted my perspective – one of the goals for the initiating the introspection. Just over a year ago, I was lamenting intangible losses – vocabulary, for example… Read More »

On uncertainty…

By | February 24, 2022

One more thing I wanted to make note of, continuing the thinking of the previous post, is regarding uncertainty and its attendant cost as a stressor. Just like there’s no sense of the ambiguity that has always accompanied dancing in between the past and the future, there is, at the moment, none of the burdens… Read More »

Regular programming to resume

By | December 9, 2021

The semester ends next week. I want to go back to regular blogging which I’d begun in earnest back in March 2021. I am very pleased with my courses. We made that vacuum cleaner nozzle as part of an intensive doctoral level programme on 3D printing and circular economy concepts. Our partner for the project… Read More »

This is my song

By | October 8, 2021

It is too early to say whether the journey I began in March to look for my word song and the magic I’d thought I’d found when I read the Kalevala has categorically been a success. I am not yet settled into the word song I’ve been hearing in my mind’s eye. I had already… Read More »

Disrupting oneself

By | September 30, 2021

Disrupting oneself deliberately can often be the hardest thing to do. One takes a cold, hard look at where one is at and says, this needs to change. It takes courage. And, a willingness to let go of comfortable routines and established achievements. When you are at the top of your game, it can be… Read More »