August 17, 2015

8.30 am. Back to school, and a morning of MA Fine Art and Art History tutorials. The students have their affairs in hand. Although, I doubt whether any one of them would recognize themselves in that description:

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Some principles and observations:

  • Trust neither the praise nor the criticism of others. Instead, be your own best judge.
  • Nothing is ever wasted: neither our failures, nor abandonments, nor misdirections, nor cul-de-sacs.
  • Resolutions come in their own time; they cannot be preempted.
  • We are just as likely to fail for reason of being over ambitious as under ambitious. Aim for a singular, measured, and realistic response.
  • The chief end of study is no more the grade than an Oscar is the principal objective of filmmaking.
  • Look only to the next step, rather than to the final outcome.

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1.30 pm. A late lunch, followed by a sift through, and response to, the backlog of email that had accrued over the vacation: postgraduate applications, research inquiries, and university admin. 4.30 pm. I sent a query to the manufacturers of my PA system about a connection configuration issue with a unit on the studio rack.

6.30 pm. The cables of the the new PBI-III array needed tidying:

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Tomorrow the array will be tested through the reconfigured studio rack. 7.30 pm. We were host to a Holy Trinity Church sub-committee that was convened to discuss the development of a new liturgical model for a Sunday morning service. 10.30 pm. I finalised responses to further incoming emails. 12.00 am. To bed!

 

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