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Taking my own medicine… email management…

Shortly after writing the earlier posts on managing a 50+ email per day inbox, I realised that I had listed a lot of great ideas that I wasn’t actually practicing myself.  So, I took some of my own medicine and put them in to practice.

I an can happily report that my inbox is now down to a very manageable 10-15 emails at any point, plus I can find things.  So it works!  The original articles can be accessed on the links below.

If you have any other ideas or comments please do use the “comment” button.

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  1. 25 October 2012    

    Becoming more forgetful has chengad my writing in a number of ways, sometimes similarly to how my beginning to use a computer did several decades back. When I must stop because I cannot retrieve a word I want, I must decide whether to wait for it to appear or go on (leaving a space that can be filled later). I usually choose the latter option, so as not to break the flow. But waiting, stumbling, whatever it may be called, has also brought me to new spaces: silences, absences, places where I can see the shape or color or sound of a word but not the word itself. This in turn has allowed me to move out and embrace those other elements, which often are useful to the finished poem or piece of prose. In general, I find that having to slow down allows for nuance, quiet, feeling, another landscape upon which to work. This is but one example. I find that approaching the disability as an opportunity rather than as an impediment helps a lot. All sorts of surprising things may happen.

    • 20 February 2013    

      Having worked with pelpoe with dyslexia for a number of years now I know that they are more than capable to do any job they want as long as they get the right advice. I think your be suprised how many big jobs have pelpoe with dyslexia.

    • 20 February 2013    

      I think Learning Ally provides pleope with visual or cognitive impairments, who would otherwise be left without, the opportunity to have access to reading materials. I used a service in college and grad school called AMAC to convert my textbooks to PDF files. PDF files have a wider range of options for copying/pasting text and also allows pleope with low vision the chance to magnify the material. PDF files have a standard reading option which doesn’t require special software to use. I think Learning Ally is a great option for leisure reading. However, academics can require strenuous activities, like performing math functions and studying graphs.The ability to go through cells of graphs via PDF makes completing math and statistics functions much easier than the audio files of Learning Ally. I had a tough time getting my grad school (Mercer Univ, Macon, Ga) to pay for the AMAC membership.If you’re interested I can

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