The camera had a power I hadn't expected
I was rewarded for being interested in things. I was rewarded for being interested in everything.
Work wants to own your soul
Work wants to own your need to grow, and your need to build, and your need to love.
Quiet your productivity demons with knitting, today!
It is very, very hard for my particular demon to call an activity that produces a physical object, that I can hold in my hands, and that will ultimately keep me or a friend warm, "not productive."
Burnout recovery, and the self-care trap
Most of the advice I've gotten about burnout has been useless-to-actively-harmful. "Have you tried yoga and meditation?" "Take more time
The Mortifying Ordeal of Pairing All Day
I had to confront a lot of my fears about myself, sometimes every day. I had to learn to show someone else all the things I didn’t know, my limitations as a human and a software engineer.