Ya’at’eeh, shizii Donovan yinshye. I am Diné (Navajo), NAC and Hozho way, I enjoy life as a web/graphic designer, music lover, Indigenous enthusiast, and part-time dreamer.
Mutton asada…think about it.
Every time I hear this song, I feel like I’m floating on top a river just swaying with the current, slowly traveling and weightless.
Always nice to hear folks jam Comanche NAC songs.
Smooth tune, I always like hearing other tribes’ horse songs.
Shinali taught me some words in Cheyenne and what words are used in peyote songs, and as I hear this track, I remember what he told me. Upping my bilingual game through peyote songs.
I played in a metal band once, we were called Sacred Blood, all Navajo all chizhii. I always to call our style Diné Béésh, I handled vocals, lyrics, and the visuals for the band. It was fun. Enjoy a song we churned out.
Tutorial: how to make organized notes.
- Read the objectives of the lecture. If there aren’t any, flip through the lecture slides and make an outline. This puts into perspective what you need to be learning and what you should get out of this lecture.
- Skim the book to get familiar with how the information is divided compared to your outline or objectives. While doing this, you’ll figure out whether or not you need the extra details from the book. Sometimes the lecture is enough and you could keep the textbook just as a reference to things you don’t get.
- Write down the first objective and flip to the page in the book that has the information pertaining to that objective. Read the lecture slide then refer to the book for details.
- Combine your lecture notes with the textbook information. Do this by rewriting the information in your own words and try to be as concise as possible.
- Keep doing this for every objective. Paste things if it helps.
- Make sure that you’re not just copying information. Use visual aids as much as possible. Put the information in a table, flowchart, diagram, etc.. (refer to this post to see how I make my flowcharts).
- When you’re done with all your objectives, go through the lecture and your notes to make sure you didn’t miss anything.
General tips on how to keep them organized:
- Be systemic. Making objective-oriented notes is one way to do that.
- Use two (or more colors). Color-coding information helps me remember it + it doesn’t look that bad.
- Section your objectives according to the topic. Then make sure that when you’re writing out the information, it’s in a sequence that’s understandable.
Disclaimer: this is the way I’ve been making my notes since I started med school. By no means am I claiming it’s perfect or that everybody should follow it.
Hope this helps and as always, happy studying :)
This is extremely awesome! You rock for posting this!
Not really an idea, but just thoughts, that usually occurs when I’m showering, shower thoughts. Strings of ideas as plentiful as the lukewarm water washing away weariness and the sweat of the day.
My attention laid heavily on the music and the past mixes that I have compiled with my personal collection; burned CD’s, mixed cassette tapes, and zip folders. I think of the mixed tapes I use to make for girls I liked or at least songs that reminded me of them, I never marked names because I felt funny labeling girl A or girl B’s tape. I knew who those tapes were for because of the songs, some were older than others but always timeless to my ears.
Now that I don’t have the limitations of trying to figure out which tape I saved what on, I can go through my personal catalogs of music, and press play on different media user interfaces. I close my eyes, and waves of euphoria, colors of the moment pulsating to form their faces, faces that I remember as if we smiled and waved at each other 20 minutes ago.
I’m sure I have a million mixes for the ones I actually got to know; we exist in that time frame, talk, laugh with one another, stop talking, we listen intently, and then disappear.
Most of the time, I feel like a ghost, an enigma to the people I briefly meet, although that must be life, we’re an even great mystery to one another. This song reminds me of one, she seems eclipses many, and she showed me that it’s best to leave a person smiling.