There are two major eras in my career: B.D.A. and A.D.A. No, I’m not talking about federal regulatory rules. I’m talking about David Allen, the guy who has empowered hordes or creatives like me to focus for two minutes at a time.
I first discovered David’s book Getting Things Done about three years ago. While a lot in my life still gets done slowly, it will get done. At the very least I know when to recognize that something is not worth doing or just not possible in the current circumstances.
The freedom this system provided ignited the spark to create something simple that has in turn given me even a bit more freedom. It’s been working for me (and even a few co-workers) for a while now, so I thought I’d share it. Just tape it on front of your project folder and enjoy mind like water!
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This publication features the usual training and research articles. A few were written by a promising student journalist named Kevin Clarkston. I was lucky enough to teach Kevin in a Feature Writing class at Northwestern and then have him as a practicum student at NCPTT. One of his articles features the new Preservation Today social media experiment I’ve been working on.
This catalog features research conducted over the first ten years of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. I conceptualized, designed and wrote (except where noted) this catalog in 2004-2005 as a way to more effectively market these free research products to the professional who could use them. Product requests and downloads averaged a 500 percent increase in the year following its publication.
This newsletter features the NCPTT Grants program–newest grants and call for proposals–with a centerfold pull-out poster. Additionally, a research project about the recovery of waterlogged objects, such as those related to shipwrecks, is featured.
Geophysical techniques like radar, magnetometry, conductivity, and resistivity are fast becoming essential archeological skills. They can augment traditional documentation methods, target features for excavation, and minimize expense, site destruction and reconnaisance time. This workshop guides participants in an intensive learning experience that integrates concepts, data collection, excavation, and interpretation.
The 2005 NCPTT Annual Report covers departmental reports and research in narrative form. Designed in a 20-page signature with a removable promotional centerfold focused on the organization’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Conforms to strictures of National Park Service messaging standards.