eternal must do’s
did you ever
this very personal
or is it simply
one of these
© olivia douglas, 2015
What a gift! It’s always such a treat to feel moved to tears!… I met Olivia only for one evening recently but felt a great rapport. And this morning she woke up with the above lines and I cried my heart out over her poems – in German and also English and French! They are soo ‘spot on’. I feel soo alike!
So, my social life with meaning forced me to be in my nephew’s flat in Spandau because I exposed the worst possible satanic scandal of 60-70 adults torturing 20 children and killing babies… Right before my doorstep in London Hampstead…
By the end of the month I should be getting data to get back to my professional life with zest. Maybe my heart will feel less strained while my mind dances along its analytical brain pathways instead of following its calls for passion…
I am practising my ‘software-aided thinking’ alternating between Word and Excel for a ‘betting king’ and his programmer who give me a chance to demonstrate my particular approach to number, time and measuring. Hence I trust that 2015 WILL be a year of breakthrough for my professional life with zest.
Regarding my social life with meaning, I can only hope that this case will become the breakthrough we’ve been working towards:
Barnet County Court
It took me quite a while to get my head, heart and strategic thinking in line with the necessities to respond to calls for court proceedings in the case of a Russian mum whose two children were taken by Barnet Police on 11 September 2015.
On 05 September they had been recorded by the police when they reported the crimes they have experienced as victims and witnesses. Too terrible to read about. But when you watch and listen to the children, you cannot but believe them. They are 8 and 9 years old and very articulate indeed. The brother confirms what the sister says independently. They are consistent all along – ever since they first started to talk while on holidays and then at the Police.
On 17 September, they were recorded to have retracted their allegations…
I ‘assisted’ as McKenzie Friend with the preparation of 2 of the 3 court hearings at Barnet County Court:
- Judge Vera Mayer who had also decided over the fate of Melissa Laird (deported so that her son could be kept for adoption) first decided to reserve the case for herself.
- She also only allowed one McKenzie Friend to accompany the mother.
- She didn’t allow others or the public into the gallery. As if Sir James Munby never announced that the secrecy of family courts should be lifted!…
- On 23 December she passed the case on to Mrs Justice Pauffley as if it was habitual for judges to do so…
Nick McKeown wants to redefine the internet by thinking about its essentials: the forwarding rules for data packets. I reported about his remarkable lecture on this blog and wonder when I will be able to let him know how my numerical metadata could make a difference. But there is no point doing it before I’ve got the algorithms ‘black boxed’ such that open source developers can make good use of it.
- I am redefining disability by using Nordic walking sticks rather than crutches.
- I am redefining ageing by doing hot Yoga regularly since 2006. 502 classes in London and some 100 classes in Berlin when I cared for my mum.
- In my scientific work, I am re-defining too much, as a journalist friend pointed out to me. Well spotted!!!
That’s why I live my social life with meaning, until the right combination of people & money presents itself.
For the degrees of victimisation that I’m trying to tackle are getting too much:
Here I said “it’s too much” before the EU Petitions Committee in Brussels whom we want to Abolish Adoptions without Parental Consent.
I have been reading two remarkable books lately:
- Pythagoras Trousers – God, Physics and the Gender War – a woman’s answer to WHY there are only 12% women are in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM)
- Siddharta – Hermann Hesse’s novel about the search for wisdom – another typically male example for teaching philosophy as if men were like women – and the only woman is a courtesane.
My software-aided thinking that led to creating three innovative software methods made me ask: why me? Why nobody before me? I came up with these explanations:
- If Einstein had had access to a computer, he would have found what I discovered thanks to my ‘software-aided thinking’: metrology is the missing link between mathematics and physics. He wrote: As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
- At CERN where I used to diagnose software, science starts with theories and experiments are carried out to prove them.
- Even in other sciences, men want to match their own models with their own data as proof.
- All our teaching is book-based. In Western languages that means reading from top left to bottom right as a ‘visual bias’ and linear expression of thought.
- We are living in a world where ‘power’ is defined by men who are in positions of power in organisations that run along male ideas.
- Academic and commercial culture foster competition rather than creativity.
- Money and funding are determined by men.
- Individuals don’t count. Continue reading
Innovation Dies in the Board Room (Photo credit: thecrispone)
How do I Measure Innovation?
Let me Count the Ways…
1. There are fundamental prerequisites:
- a spirit of creativity, an attitude of enquiry and a mentality of curiosity;
- but these can’t be quantified and thus don’t become comparables.
2. Then there are persistence and perseverance, the commitment to pursue and the courage to hang in there:
- for the world at large does not like innovation, ‘cause it does not like change;
- institutions and corporations are not made for brave enquiries, creative spirits and innovative thinkers;
- in times of increasing insecurity, people hold on to their job at all cost and don’t risk thinking: outside pre-fabricated boxes? Beyond templated framesets? Without regurgitating existing phrases?
- the business of competition and the challenge of excellence are but hollow sound bytes in a climate of pressures and expectations;
3. But the Japanese measure success in the number of risks taken: Continue reading