Thinking and berries in Umea
I has not been blogging much last week, but this is only because I has been writing :) And, the best thing of it is where and how I has been writing.
I'm in Umea, Sweden, for DIRN workshop, presentation and work/fun with Stephanie. I'm happy I was able to come a few days earlier.
So far it has been almost perfect work-life balance environment. I worked on my own stuff (more productively than in my own office), discussed tons of things with Stephanie (mainly on weblog research, life and baking), enjoyed culture and nature, and all of that with picking and eating lots of berries.
Some time back Aldo wrote about thinking locations - places where you can get away from the pressures of thr urgent to think your big deep thoughts - I was thinking of it while I enjoyed work and fun here in Umea.
The social component is very important, and perhaps one of the unique aspect of such a Deep Thought-network: thinkers need on the one hand to be able to concentrate, focus, and withdraw from the world. On the other hand, they very much need to be able to talk with kindred spirits, preferably people working on their own creative projects.
More on http://thinkingcommunities.wikispaces.com