Hey, how’s your week been? Anything interesting happening?
A few years back when I was a publisher, I remember someone joking that the primary beneficiaries of Plan S were publishing consultants. Now as a consultant in the wake of the recent OSTP Memo, I see the double-edged sword in that remark — there’s so much thinking and hard work to be done to help societies, publishers, and journals best support their communities in response to these policies that I suspect very few of us will see much downtime for the next few years.
So today, let’s slow down for a few minutes and take a deep breath. Find your moment of zen below with some stunning super slow motion footage of hummingbirds. Things may feel like a blur, but that blur is made up of smaller, precise motions. Don’t lose sight of the details as you accelerate forward.
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So, this is so funny. This morning I went outside to clear my head before the day started and I saw this bird just hanging out eating something. It didn’t fly away when I walked past it – just kept doing its thing. It seemed calm and focused. I started thinking about how we approach our work and was actually inspired by this little guy. Then I came in and saw this. A good omen 🙂
Gorgeous! September 1 is the expected time for hummingbirds in our area to begin their migration journey, so I am also making a point to appreciate their still showing up on feeders, as I will soon be missing them until spring. Thank you for sharing this, David.
Beautiful. I saw a hummingbird sitting still and resting just last week. Had never seen that before.