Kayce Basques

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Sabbatical Update (Week 25)

November 26, 2021

Summary: (19 November 2021 to 25 November 2021) Reading The Maya, visiting friends and family, planning the wedding, and exploring San Francisco.

Reading

I continued The Maya. My general impression of the book is that it's a major slog. My main issue is that the authors focus too much on the research methodology behind everything we know about the Maya. The lesson learned for me here (if I ever write my own book) is to use traditional narrative/storytelling techniques and explain research methodology with footnotes or an appendix.

Last week

On Friday I did chores (e.g. going to the bank) and routine tasks (e.g. exercising). I have been listening to 2 podcasts: Uptime Wind Energy Podcast and The Market Huddle. On Saturday we had a family photo. A lot of people showed up and it was wonderful seeing everyone again. On Sunday Gabi and I made a caesar salad (homemade vegan dressing of course) and went to a Friendsgiving. On Monday I listened to the Marko Papic episode of the The Market Huddle. It was full of so many "aha!" moments. We secured our wedding ceremony venue. I emailed the first users of the Bookworm Club about the project's near-term future. On Wednesday Gabi and I explored San Francisco Botanical Garden. Thursday was Thanksgiving.

What's next

I will continue planning the wedding and resume work on the Bookworm Club.