I'm sure you've all seen this little chestnut before. It is true, as I get older I do like taking naps, and getting spanked.
I also enjoy having homework. Typically, this is homework I wind up giving myself. I have homework primarily in two big areas: philosophy, and technology.
I'm a huge fan of the philosophers, authors, and speakers Pema Chödrön and Alan Watts. I frequently listen to Alan Watts lectures when I swim, or run. I also love Pema's book When Things Fall Apart, which I recommend anyone and everyone read.
Today's been a day of technical homework for me. I've been learning about the Twitter Bootstrap framework, because I want to use it for a personal technical project, a behavior management tool for kinky people in general, and age players in particular. It's awesome. It makes for super clean, pretty, and functional front ends.
I'm a big fan of having my ends clean, after all.
I started out this morning digging into a twitter bootstrap course I bought, but then stopped to watch a presentation about it, from a Grails developer. This one, if you're so inclined. Watching the presentation was terrific. I came up with a lot of good questions and ideas, and I'm really looking forward to experimenting with the technology, just for the sheer fun of it. Part of why this is all so great for me is that it's not just the eventual end product of this all that's good, but the journey along the way. I love being creative, love learning, and love stretching myself.
I'm grateful for my homework.