Counting Myself In

Now that I am feeling better, I have taken steps to ‘count myself in’ at the Midland Public Library MakerPlace rather than being stuck on the idea that I have included myself out . I have volunteered to do a couple of (short) presentations in August on topics that are more ‘techie’ (including one that will make use of an A.I. project I did many years ago, while in university , along with other notes I am digging out from various A....

Mon Jul 19, 2021 · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Including Yourself Out

[AUTHOR’S NOTE]: I have now Counted myself in the MakerPlace, now that I’m feeling better ‘They’ keep saying in mental health that you’ve got to remember to take care of yourself rather than focussing only on other’s needs. That sounds selfish, but I realized the frustration I expressed in the post Wear Your Name With Pride on my politics blog is an example of this. When participating as part of the Makerspace Advisory Group for the Midland Public Library I wanted to be inclusive and ‘big tent’, so I suggested and promoted the idea of including STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering ,Arts and Math) instead of just Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), as well as including crossovers between traditional ‘making’ and technology making....

Fri May 14, 2021 · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson