I am a psychotherapist, for those of you who don't keep up. Stray is an engineer*.
(That bit is relevant, honest.)
This weekend, Stray
nicked took up my place at a workshop on neuroscience: a Jungian perspective on the mind-brain relationship and it's implications for clinical practice.
Not to be outdone, I embarked upon an engineering project of some considerable challenge. **
Stray learnt lots and lots of clever things and is developing some rather complex ideas about how our neurobiology informs the wider socio-political development, as part of her book on Climate Change. I am guessing that she made an enthusiastic and knowledgeable participant, despite being the only non-clinician in the workshop.
I am not impressed. That ain't nothing, I tell you, compared to the skill it required to get my techno-balls a-rolling-baby.
*and software developer/film-maker/writer......
**Techno-Balls: Hi-tech perpetual-motion power-driven marble run. Age 8 upwards.