Wondering Wanderer

Week Notes Vol 24

October 19, 2019

Sometimes you ask universe for a challenge and then it just dumps a boatload of them on you all at once. Well, universe, I’m not going to chicken out;) My days have been lately filled with managing humans, projects and processes rather than the familiar playground of code. My entire team has to learn brand new skills pretty quickly to deliver before this year is over but I have faith in our team of musketeers.

One of the benefits of growing up in the Soviet Union is having all these references most westerners have no clue about. How about a song in Russian and French? D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers is a three-part musical miniseries produced in the Soviet Union - and this song comes to my mind every time someone makes a reference to musketeers. As a kid of the 80s I know most of these songs by heart - if you want to teach a kid a language, teach her songs in that language.

Speaking of teachning - the book I am currently reading is solidly spot on in pointing out the issues within American school system. I only got to experience the college part myself but it was mind blowing to meet young adults with very limited world view because they had never been exposed to much beyond the bare minimum required to pass tests.


  • [The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America’s broken education system—and how to fix it

by Natalie Wexler](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43165490-the-knowledge-gap)

Worthwhile to read:

Katrin Valdre

Written by Katrin Valdre who has a permanent address in Portland, OR but does not believe in one physical location. You should follow her on Twitter