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2022-11-25: Lovely sky at sunset this evening.

2022-11-09: Was discussing names that stretch the limits with a friend tonight. A person he knew had used a …

2022-08-03: What’s new today? Getting my running going again. Aiming for 3 runs this week of 20 minutes …

2022-07-09:

Finished reading, with satisfaction: A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich 📚

2022-07-06: Finished reading, with satisfaction: A Brief History of Equality by Thomas Piketty 📚 5 out of 5 …

2022-07-05: On Making My Writing Less Hard

You probably remember that I recently said I was revising the plan. Well, that was saying that I …

2022-07-03: I added How to Know Everything by Elke Wiss to my Want To Read shelf 📚 I saw this book before …

2022-07-01: Just finished Sable. What a cool game. What a great soundtrack.

2022-06-30: Finished reading, with satisfaction: The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, …

2022-06-30: Revising the plan

OK, so what have I learned from the longer and the shorter recent blogging chain? And what am I …

2022-06-26: Question: has anyone tried combining bullet journal collections and johnny.decimal? Too fiddly or …

2022-06-24: In light of today’s news, which I strongly disagree with, I am keeping my distance from the …

2022-06-23: If you find that you are doing too many things, do fewer things.

2022-06-22: I took BART today for the first time in, well, ever. I am actually quite impressed. It was a smooth …

2022-06-20: Just Journaling

I am ambivalent at best toward online Bullet Journal culture, more often I find the ferver off …

2022-06-19: I was going to write about my busy day today. I started writing it, in fact. But I wouldn’t …

2022-06-18: Currently reading the audiobook: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and …

2022-06-17: This Week In Captio Captures

Some things I quickly captured this week with Captio:

2022-06-16: Bullet Journaling? Just doing a quick tour through this. I kinda feel like my notes aren’t gelling, and …

2022-06-15: On setting aside The Discourses of Epictetus

I’ve had to move Discourses, Fragments, Handbook (Oxford Worlds Classics) by Epictetus 📚 to my …

2022-06-15: Thanks @jean for the stickers!

2022-06-14: Too Many Words

Again, with the power prompt today there was too much material. Here is the current recipe:

2022-06-13: End of day ramble Time is running out and I haven’t thought of much to write here today. I did use my power …

2022-06-12: June Rain It’s a really nice day to share an all too brief and far too rare June rain with some friends …

2022-06-11: TIL: a powerful journaling prompt There was a comment on a hackernews post this morning about journaling that I thought I would give a …

2022-06-10: Gosh this is difficult.

2022-06-09: Journeys and Stories and Secret Destinations

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

Martin Buber …

2022-06-09: I’m starting a new daily blogging chain today. I had done really well with the pin for 30 days …

2022-06-06: I have found an unknown treasure right in my own backyard. Excellent backpacking is a truly short …

2022-06-03: Writing blog posts is difficult when there is a lot going on and I have weekend plans to prepare for …

2022-06-02: Two random... realizations(?) today, I guess I won’t make a big thing about this. Because I commuted to the office today, I have less time …

2022-06-01: A couple of phrases that I noticed while reading lately

It’s fun to notice the shorter and longer phrases that you’re noticing while reading.

2022-05-31: Planning to write, writing a plan For the last couple of weeks ⊕ Actually 4 weeks.I’ve been planning out my writing schedule. …

2022-05-30: Pinnacles National Park I had a brief visit to the West Division of Pinnacles National Park this morning, to hike the …

2022-05-28: hmm, this is why I don’t have tea after noon.

2022-05-28: ☕️ tea time!

2022-05-27: Happy long weekend everbody! For folks that get a long weekend, anyway.

2022-05-26: Oddball social media

I thought I would do something a little lighter today, so I’m sharing some of the other takes …

2022-05-25: Too many inboxes?

I mean a different type of inbox in this post, not the email inbox. Well, not always.

2022-05-24: Getting my email back A couple of years ago I noticed that I actually wasn’t the owner of my email inbox. My email …

2022-05-23: Quieting the Noise Sometime last fall I made the effort stop multitasking at work. Rapidly switching context had …

2022-05-22: Reporting from the road: finale

Not the finish I was expecting

2022-05-21: Reporting from the road: the return

Today’s drive was the reverse trip of part 2, Portland to Ashland, 285 miles (460 km).

2022-05-20: Masks, 2 of 8

In which another mask is described.

The second mask is similar in overall structure to the first. …

2022-05-19: Powell’s Books (Hawthorne) keeping it 💯 I’m still impressed, even after all these years. …

2022-05-18: Dracula Daily May 9-18

Spoiler Warning.

2022-05-17: Masks, 1 of 8

The house I am staying in has a few masks decorating the walls. There are 8 masks in 3 rooms, I …

2022-05-16: Do y’all know this book? The Art of Noticing by Rob Walker 📚 I love this book. Anyone know any …

2022-05-15: Brunch Brunch at home is such a good meal. Even if home this week is a rental in the next state. Overnight …

2022-05-14: Portland, OR recommendations? I’ll be in town for the next week. What’s good these days? …

2022-05-14: ⊕ Tree in SE Portland, OR. Portland has great trees. 📷📱

2022-05-13: Reporting from the road II: destination reached

More miles more smiles. Or, in our case, less miles less weird stuff.

2022-05-12: Does anyone get Apple Shortcuts the app on iOS? I am trying to grok it but maybe I am missing …

2022-05-12: Reporting from the road

The road is a great place see things.

2022-05-11: On getting out of town

I’ll be road tripping north today, and on past trips I noticed that some towns feel faster to …

2022-05-10: Dracula Daily is taking off? I didn’t have this on my bingo card. @cobblystreet on Twitter has …

2022-05-10: Started reading: A Brief History of Equality by Thomas Piketty 📚 for a book club.

2022-05-09: What makes a good first sentence work? 📝 In Writing Life Stories: How To Make Memories Into Memoirs, Ideas Into Essays And Life Into …

2022-05-09: It was chilly this morning, but the clouds were cool. 📷📱

2022-05-08: Dracula Daily 3-8 May

The events of the book so far are summarized and discussed. Spoiler Warning.

2022-05-07: Pardon my dust

While I experiment with Micro.Blog and the Tufte Theme

I will be editing and republishing this same …

2022-05-06: Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching by U. Le Guin Finished reading, with satisfaction: Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of …

2022-05-06: Reflecting on the week It has been a busy week, but a good week. There were plenty of moments that I took time to think, to …

2022-05-06: It’s been a heck of a week, so I made the fanciest coffee I can at home. Cheers! ☕️

2022-05-05: Evening Links

Some links from my nightly RSS news feed.

2022-05-05: A few quick thoughts after having just finished The Grail by B. Doyle Finished reading yesterday, with satisfaction: The Grail: A year ambling & shambling through an …

2022-05-05: Passwordlessness is coming! I hope this is a good thing.

2022-05-04: Too Much to Know by A. Blair

In which I report a couple of very interesting things I found in the book, and why I ultimately …

2022-05-03: The piece of news from the day, ⊕ PDF of the front page of the New York Times. about the leaked …

2022-05-03: The intellectual is, quite simply, a human being who has a pencil in his or her hand when reading a …

2022-05-03: Is it just me, or are phishing text messages really getting out of hand? Used to be they were only …

2022-05-03: Oh oh, oh! Dracula Daily began today! I don’t know why I am so excited about this! Maybe …

2022-05-03: What is the right etiquette and way to Micro.blog this? I really enjoy these comic-commentary types …

2022-05-02: Lena @ Things of Interest is a short-ish piece of sci-fic posing as something like a Wikipedia …

2022-05-02: I was frankly relieved to discover on Sunday night that there are no follower counts on Micro.blog. …

2022-05-01: Yesterday was one of those rare days with a mild persistent headache and achy teeth. That is despite …

2022-05-01: Started reading Writing Life Stories: How To Make Memories Into Memoirs, Ideas Into Essays And Life …

2022-05-01: Started reading The Grail: A year ambling & shambling through an Oregon vineyard in pursuit of …

2022-05-01: Started reading Discourses, Fragments, Handbook (Oxford Worlds Classics) by Epictetus 📚 on …

2022-04-30: Abandoned reading: The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain by Annie Murphy Paul …

2022-04-29: Found out about Dracula Daily, a Substack that will mail out the contents of the book on the dates …

2022-04-28: Introduction Hello new friends. Let me do a short introduction here. I like to write 📝 and want to get better at …