Times and seasons

Shane has posted about not blogging, and I have shared Bacon’s ‘Reading makes a man full ..conference, ready .. writing, exact’

Yes, there are seasons for writing .. seasons for preparations before writing.  For me, the last month’s silence here (apart from a brief report in) has been the season of learning, before I have anything to say.  It has also been a season of more intense face-to-face engagement, including some intensive post-graduate writing mentoring.

That has meant that I have also had to forego staying in touch with the electronic media and my collection of watching spaces, via Google reader.  Two weeks ago I took the brave step of ignoring some 60 posts … and finding one poster who offered another device to her readers.  This week, in the interests of balancing work and rest, I expect to ignore another 40 posts.

But before I do that I want to capture, here, one or two that have caught my eye:

The one on healthy lurking has lessons for my engagement at CRIAN and helpful facilitating others’ interactions there.

Michael Jensen’s one on Kevin Rudd’s communication has something to say about communication style and bounces, at church, with what Peter Sholl is sharing, and is about to share, about quality of preaching and that leads back to our Grumpy Bishop .. and the art of rhetoric – something to record to my ‘to do’ list at Tiddlywiki. Now to capture that, elsewhere.

It is working …

The RSS feed to the Google Reader process is delivering …

I have two new models, this morning, to set the wheels turning.

The first is courtesy Beth’s blog and is a five colour change model

My questions here: how this ‘fits’ with MBTI?, what else (MBTI would predict 4 colours) is it capturing?

The second is courtesy Shawn at Anecdote, and looks at a four quadrant analysis of systems and brings me back to Bateson and story and mind and pattern, and presents, for me, an interesting summary and comparison, and a suggestion of what to do in chaos – do to shift …

My question here is – what about that middle hatched patch?