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2024-04-20: Meeple Zombies

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2024-04-20: If you’re not going to do at least one fun thing this weekend, you must do two. #life #success

2024-04-20: It’s a drizzly, dank, dark, and moist morning. The priority is to bottle the beer.

2024-04-20: Surprise! We’re still all here. Well mostly. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-19: Adding; — bottle chocolate oatmeal raisin stout To tomorrow’s list. #beer

2024-04-19: I miss when Apple took design chances. Anyone remember the G3 iBook? #apple

2024-04-19: Plan for tomorrow: — work on FORTH — edit — play some games — relax

2024-04-19: Celebrate the advent of the weekend.

2024-04-19: Erranding time.

2024-04-19: What is the worst Taylor Swift album/song. Flame on! #taylorswift #music

2024-04-19: You can never unsee something. However, we often talk about the unseen. #grammar #grammargirl

2024-04-19: What is the opposite of “safely assuming”. #grammar

2024-04-19: The reason people don’t enjoy what they have is that they expect something different. If you don’t …

2024-04-19: Observed: there is a mushroom staring at me.

2024-04-19: If you don’t enjoy your life, make a life you can enjoy. #life

2024-04-19: The weather is going to be iffy here this weekend. Not whether there will, or will not be weather, …

2024-04-19: “Son, whenever you argue with yourself, you always end up the loser.” #writing

2024-04-19: LOS: Loss of Sleep

2024-04-19: Life is a vicious cycle with a broken wheel. #life

2024-04-19: Here’s a philosophical/marketing question. If bananas are sold the most in the US, is that because …

2024-04-19: It’s Friday. If you’ve had a rough week, you deserve to slack off. If you’ve had an easy week, …

2024-04-19: Buckaroo Banzai The Destroyer We need more books/series like these. Not because they are good, but …

2024-04-19: When was the last time you went to a science museum? Remember how fun it was when you were a kid?

2024-04-19: Touch base with someone you haven’t seen in over a year. Remind them you’re still a pain. #life …

2024-04-19: #writing

2024-04-19: I’m surprised there are no real open-source voice assistants Mycroft seems to have abandoned ship. …

2024-04-19: It seems like the game emulator floodgates have opened on the Apple App Store. #gamedev #mac #apple

2024-04-19: Time for a quick break prior to lunch. What’s everyone up to this Friday?

2024-04-19: “Simona continued. ‘Evil is what everyone fears. It’s power with purpose. It’s control over …

2024-04-19: Time to switch it up. Pentel Tradio (M) w/ Colorverse Felicette G #fountainpen

2024-04-19: Happy John Parker Day No, not the John Parker from Buckaroo Banzai.

2024-04-19: Hello. Find a reason to laugh today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-18: What’s the difference between a “breakfast” and a granola bar?

2024-04-18: Have you noticed you can’t buy a one single Mason jar in the US?

2024-04-18: If the first thing you do when going into a store is you grab a cart, you are saying I will buy a …

2024-04-18: There is choice in every failure. #life

2024-04-18: “A touch screen without a keyboard represents an inability to form or understand words.” #gamedev

2024-04-18: “Smoking or non-smoking?” “Airplane.” #humor

2024-04-18: Enjoy the rest of your day, whatever it may bring. Heh heh heh ;)

2024-04-18: Humans believe that “love” will overcome most, if not all, obstacles. That’s fine, if you’re …

2024-04-18: The fallacy of the Borg, in Star Trek, is they assume humans are worth assimilating. That’s a very …

2024-04-18: Many have an IQ of I Quit. #life #iq

2024-04-18: “I am different from AI. I am different from AU.” #writing #understanding #ai

2024-04-18: “Agreement is irrelevant. Disagreement is irrelevant. Acceptance is required.” #writing

2024-04-18: “He stood speechless. He was entranced by the mansion’s front door.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-18: Let’s see. Airlines are now not going to allow you to recline your seat. So instead of giving you …

2024-04-18: “I wish I had paid more attention in college. But then, I wouldn’t be where I am. Trust your gut, or …

2024-04-18: Belief is blind. It sees no other way. Belief is your stern god-parent who punishes you for trying …

2024-04-18: Never ask for what you want. Always ask for what you need. #life #success

2024-04-18: If you could teach one subject which subject would you want to teach, assuming you knew what you …

2024-04-18: Find some humor in your life and exploit it. #life #humor

2024-04-18: It was a day that couldn’t decide whether to rain or pummel the world in sunshine, so it settled on …

2024-04-18: Bummer. I won’t be around for HP Connect in Reston. Would love to go. #hp #ns #tandem

2024-04-18: I think I want to get back into BeOS/Haiku. Why? Why not? Maybe I’m feeling nostalgic. …

2024-04-18: Beauty isn’t in the eye of the beholder. It is everywhere. #life

2024-04-18: You’re growing older regarless of what surgery, injections, and make up you espouse. #life

2024-04-18: Trust that Murphy will show up and prepare for his coming. What life lessons have you learned during …

2024-04-18: I’m still trying to figure out where to go on vacation.

2024-04-18: Isn’t a baby shower just a baptism? #humor

2024-04-18: What do you call a guy who draws? A dudele.

2024-04-18: Do you ever feel you’re not accomplishing enough? Always.

2024-04-18: You can take a nap, if you want I’m going to eat and run errands.

2024-04-18: Happy National Velociraptor Awareness Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-04-18: Hi. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and/or tea and be optimistic of having a good day. Time for the …

2024-04-17: Good morning, all. Be playful. Stay playful. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-16: Be a helpful soul. #life #success

2024-04-16: I’m enjoying life. What are you up to?

2024-04-16: Typical display of a nuclear reactor sans wireframe schematics in a thriller movie. #writing …

2024-04-16: Assuming you wanted a trip around the world, if you were offered a free trip around the world, would …

2024-04-16: I’m enjoying the sunny and warm day. It’s only 73ºF. Yesterday was 83. If I were to extrapolate, one …

2024-04-16: I”f you heckle a comedian, expect to feel insulted.” —ancient proverb I just made up

2024-04-16: Quantum mechanics is the conjoined twin of physics. #physics

2024-04-16: 7 is greater than 3 in some universes. #math

2024-04-16: “Slow your metabolism. Hold your breath for 8 minutes.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-16: What was the last idea that you followed through to completion? Don’t respond with anything trivial, …

2024-04-16: “Rosicrucianism” just popped into my mind along with “fantasy novel”. Not sure why, but I can accept …

2024-04-16: Benefits of AI: — good at looking stuff up and make you lazy. — good at interacting and make you …

2024-04-16: Be like a tree. Branch out.

2024-04-16: “If you break the law and you get away with it, it doesn’t mean you’re not a criminal.”

2024-04-16: “Yours is a second-hand life, passed down from generation to generation. You have to wear what …

2024-04-16: I saw two goslings jostling each other. I guess they were goosebumps.

2024-04-16: Sometimes the only motivation you need is yourself. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-04-16: “He was a textbook genius. He had read up on it.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-16: “He launched himself, unsure where he would land, but knowing he would be somewhere he had never …

2024-04-16: “Your comfort zone is where you huddle in fear of failure, cursing that the world isn’t what you …

2024-04-16: Observed: a party of about 20 older women in red hats. Conspiracy theories? #writing

2024-04-16: It’s spring allergy season, I guess.

2024-04-16: Editing moving along. It’s lunch time.

2024-04-16: Last night, I got my memory dump working with the new memory structure. Now, I can focus on …

2024-04-16: Good morning. Remember that you are the only one who can say what you can be. Time for the …

2024-04-15: Today went way too fast and it’s still not even Tuesday.

2024-04-15: “His hand shook uncontrollably as he drew the outline of the summoning circle with a stub of chalk. …

2024-04-15: Aiming high takes as much effort as staying where you are, so you may as well aim high. #life …

2024-04-15: One of The Gathering enjoying the weather. Oreo is having a good day. #feral #cat

2024-04-15: “If you don’t think life is absurd, you take it too seriously.” #writing

2024-04-15: In Delaware, most of the restaurants have TVs tuned to something that advertises itself as pmslive …

2024-04-15: I keep getting spam calls from “publishers” wanting to republish my books. Most read a script …

2024-04-15: Just because you don’t know their name, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t appreciate them. #life …

2024-04-15: Remember the old EA games that looked like they were packaged as vinyl records? Bill Budge’s Pinball …

2024-04-15: “He was ripped. So was his shirt. It had cost him a hundred bucks.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-15: I need to run some errands. I need to do some house chores. I need to do more editing. I need to …

2024-04-15: Thank you. Thank you for following me. Thank you for reading my posts. Thank you for interacting …

2024-04-15: I need to do something fun. I still don’t know what that entails or what “fun” is. I hear people …

2024-04-15: Back in the 1970s (yes, I’m old), I postulated that natural lasers could be generated by biological …

2024-04-15: What defines the glass? Without the water, the glass is just a plate. #tao #topology #math

2024-04-15: If you follow the trend be it music, art, books, movies, you may make some money by pandering. It is …

2024-04-15: Step outside yourself. Stop blaming others because you feel safe at home. — ancient proverb I just …

2024-04-15: Murphy hasn’t dropped by to make a business call for a while. I’m waiting expectantly…

2024-04-15: I’m watching a flat 2-man boat, with not surprisingly two men, fish on a lake with posted warnings …

2024-04-15: “After months, he gave up trying to teach the ants to grow wheat. He came to realize that being a …

2024-04-15: “Godhood did not become him. He was always angry and surley. What good was all that power if he …

2024-04-15: “He had a rea kidney disease. He had a rare kidney.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-15: I wonder if I should rewrite the first scene in this book. I get a “feeling” that it might not pull …

2024-04-15: Whatever happened to Stevie Wonder? We need some good music. #music

2024-04-15: Yes, kids, it’s that kind of day.

2024-04-15: “The water was as stiill and as smooth as glass. In fact, the town governors had had a sheet of …

2024-04-15: It’s going up into the 80s here. Some people are older.

2024-04-15: “He was a shell of a man. Someone had bashed his head in with a club.” #writing #throwawayline #unix …

2024-04-15: Drink more water than you think you need.

2024-04-15: MMOs have “grind” quests where someone continually asks you for 40 spider legs, or some such useless …

2024-04-15: I edited more of my next book. I hope to get it out before August. I also spent time playing a bit …

2024-04-15: The morning went by too fast. It’s not like a normal Monday.

2024-04-15: Wizard is hungry.

2024-04-15: Scene 3 auteureist.com/page-3/Co… #game #writing #colostle

2024-04-14: Tactical Druids… ‘nuff said.

2024-04-14: Plan for tomorrow: — edit — errands — free-write — play a game?

2024-04-14: The Gathering: One of the cats brought a baby water snake for me. The snake was still alive, so I …

2024-04-14: FORTH visualnewt.com/page-7/bl… #forth #programming #python

2024-04-14: Who remembers QuickDraw? Looking through Toolbox calls brings back memories. Life was simpler back …

2024-04-14: Found my old Mac FORTHs. I can get some ideas. Too bad I don’t have a Mac that can run them. #mac …

2024-04-14: Happy National Dolphin Day

2024-04-14: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-04-14: Hello. Spend time with your kids today, and your pets. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-13: Anyone remember Starlog? How about Omni?

2024-04-13: Plan for tomorrow: — relax — play games — read — make chili — be present — that is all

2024-04-13: Time to switch gears and relax.

2024-04-13: I’m reworking my simulated memory to be byte oriented. Right now memory is just a huge list. This is …

2024-04-13: Don’t take life seriously. It takes you too seriously. #life

2024-04-13: What dessert kills the most people, not due to chemical, cholesterol, etc content. #food

2024-04-13: Today is to 1980 what 1980 is to 1936. The past is sooner than you think. #time

2024-04-13: “He staggered slumping against the bar. ‘Whiskey. Neat. Large glass. Leave the bottle.’ ‘Stranger, …

2024-04-13: What if, in US football, all you had to do was touch the ball for it to be a possession? Holding on …

2024-04-13: “Most people’s lives are a set of endless cycles. These people worry about being in a rut. But the …

2024-04-13: I’ve read “Starting FORTH” by Leo Brodie multiple times. He dropped implementation throughout the …

2024-04-13: “Reality isn’t about what you think or believe is real. Reality is.” #reality

2024-04-13: “In an alternate universe, you were never born. Parallel universes don’t care. Everyone talks about …

2024-04-13: “Your nightmares say a lot about you. They are all recorded.” #writing

2024-04-13: “Be grateful for all of the oranges that have sacrificed their lives in the name of juice.” #writing

2024-04-13: “His humor was darkness itself. No one saw it” #writing

2024-04-13: What would you like for your last meal? We all get one, after all. #life

2024-04-13: Sometimes, you have to discover your own limits, before you can set them. Those that don’t usually …

2024-04-13: How to Develop a Character in Three Steps 1 - Character through action. 2 - Character through dialog …

2024-04-13: Celebrate the birthdays you will never have. #life

2024-04-13: Sometimes you have to simplify to understand how things work. That doesn’t mean that’s how they …

2024-04-13: Just because you’re famous, doesn’t mean you’re good. #life

2024-04-13: “I have a lot to learn. I should start learning it.” #writing

2024-04-13: I keep forgetting the curses library exists. #programming

2024-04-13: “Life is simple as long as you aren’t simpler than life.” #writing

2024-04-13: I guess I should spend some time learning Phoenix. #docstring #python

2024-04-13: “Gods are like cupcakes. You love them, but they are never around when you really need them.” …

2024-04-13: “You look happy. Have you solved the murder?” “Not yet, but now that I have a new calculator, things …

2024-04-13: Time for some lunch and free-writing. I spent the morning cleaning up and refactoring the FORTH …

2024-04-13: Today feels like a nachos-for-lunch kind of day.

2024-04-13: What do you call geese on the water? A wedge. What do you call baby geese? Ryans. If you get it, you …

2024-04-13: Be more patient. #life #success

2024-04-13: I should get stuff in order to make chili this weekend. #food

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2024-04-13: Never treat your inbox as storage, either temporary or permanent. #life #success #mail

2024-04-13: There are only two types of actions: the things you want to do and the things you have done. #life

2024-04-13: Good morning. I hope everyone has a restful weekend. Get out and do something fun. Time for the …

2024-04-12: It’s Friday. It’s time for a small glass of mead. #mead

2024-04-12: What game are you going to play this weekend? #game

2024-04-12: Hey! Tomorrow is Saturday. Lighten up! Your work load will still be there on Monday.

2024-04-12: Memories. “Here to the ones that we got.” — Maroon 5 #programming #forth

2024-04-12: Happy Drop Everything And Read Day (D.E.A.R.). Here’s a suggestion of something you might read: …

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2024-04-12: I’ve been working on loops in my FORTH implementation. Getting there, but probably not the best …

2024-04-12: Aren’t mashed potatoes just potato pudding? #food

2024-04-12: “Life is just a matter of unusable slowness.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-12: Time to switch it up. Noodler’s Neoponset Emerald on the Sun flex/musical nib with Iroshizuku …

2024-04-12: Good morning. Make someone smile today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-11: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — more editing / writing — more work on FORTH — eating something — …

2024-04-11: People more interesting and important than OJ Simpson have died today.

2024-04-11: Oops. I think it’s time to fill the next pen with ink.

2024-04-11: Wasn’t the world supposed to end during the eclipse? Wasn’t there some wacko predicting the path of …

2024-04-11: I’m still working through editing the next book. This one definitely needs fewer rewrites. The story …

2024-04-11: Well, it looks like it’s going to rain again. April seems to be living up to its saying.

2024-04-11: Back in my day programmers were trusted to touch computer memory in their programs. Not that they …

2024-04-11: Happy National Poutine Day

2024-04-11: The Gathering: This morning, we had a new visitor. Another Bombay. It didn’t come up to the deck, …

2024-04-11: I’m trying to decide if going to Balticon is worth it. I feel most SF conventions aren’t, nowadays. …

2024-04-11: Remember. A man holding a gun never has a sense of humor.

2024-04-11: Hi. It’s Thursday. Keep it simple today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-10: Never confuse value with worth. #life

2024-04-10: I miss real bleu cheese dressing made with real chunks of real bleu cheese.

2024-04-10: A ten year old company should have the same status as a ten year old human. #life #business #failure

2024-04-10: Just because you wear a cowboy hat or boots it doesn’t make you a singer or even a cowboy, or even …

2024-04-10: “He hated green, so he wore black. He was a leperchaun.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-10: He was frustrated. He needed to go shopping. He went to Target practice.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-10: What genre of music do you now enjoy that you never thought you would? There are some forms of metal …

2024-04-10: Hold a glass filled with water to the brim—the meniscus should be higher. How close can you get the …

2024-04-10: At what point does the past become history, relative to one’s age? #life #history

2024-04-10: “Badk in my day people collected coins. Now? They collect corporations.” #writing

2024-04-10: I need to run a couple of errands later. Where are the knight-errands when you need them?

2024-04-10: “What life and death situation have you been faced with that has resulted in your own death?” …

2024-04-10: Laziness is an industry now. People make money trying to make you lazier. #life #failure

2024-04-10: I’m still trying to come up with a good day trip to take. I don’t like driving at night.

2024-04-10: Have you noticed that not only is time moving faster, but as a result, 5 years ago seems further in …

2024-04-10: My mind is full of absurdity, because all of life is. For example, humans believe owning or holding …

2024-04-10: “Make sure you pack light. Otherwise, the darkness comes.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-10: We all need some Leslie Nielsen today.

2024-04-10: It’s one of those days. And it’s not any closer to Friday than last Wednesday was to last Friday.

2024-04-10: The AI bots handling X’s TOS policy are apparently, going rogue. They don’t seem to like the words …

2024-04-10: I need to create a memory map for my simulated FORTH memory model. I need to make sure I don’t step …

2024-04-10: “He’s so dumb, all of his knowledge would fit on a QR code.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-10: I hope everyone is fighting against the outcome of the Boltzmann equation today.

2024-04-10: It’s time for lunch and to relax a bit. At least the weather is still nice out. What’s everyone up …

2024-04-10: Marble fell from the 2nd floor loft. :She landed on her feet. She’s ok, but I’m sure she’s going to …

2024-04-10: Stupid question time. Is there an UIMenuController equivalent for a TextEditor in SwiftUI? How would …

2024-04-10: Hello. What is your typical breakfast? Mine is just coffee. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-09: Rejoice! We are one day closer to Friday.

2024-04-09: Got some byte-oriented words working. #forth #programming

2024-04-09: Drink some tea.

2024-04-09: Some days, I wish it were Friday. Like today.

2024-04-09: “We all start somewhere.” #writing

2024-04-09: Guard against falling in love with yourself. #life #success

2024-04-09: Hello. Celebrate the day. You don’t need a reason. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-08: Plan for tomorrow: — more errands — coding — editing — writing — food things

2024-04-08: Just because there’s a good option, doesn’t mean people will want to take it.

2024-04-08: Think of all the eclipse glasses that are going to hit the landfills in the next two weeks. #failure

2024-04-08: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “A sidekick.”

2024-04-08: Overheard: “The eclipse was an indescribable moment.” She then goes on to describe it. Makes you …

2024-04-08: The Ear of the Cat. Apologies to Al Stewart

2024-04-08: “When you throw a stone into a bucket of ferrets, the ripples move outward. Or to put it another …

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2024-04-08: The coolest part of an eclipse isn’t the eclipse. It’s the color of the light. It’s not like dusk or …

2024-04-08: My eclipse shots #rclipse #photography #iphone

2024-04-08: The blueberry bush is in bloom.

2024-04-08: Eclipse. #iphone #photography

2024-04-08: Here you go. Eclipse from Dover DE between the clouds. iPhone 15 Pro. #eclipse #iphone #photography

2024-04-08: Darth Vader voice: “If you are Vikings, where are the Viqueens?”

2024-04-08: Mind-dump complete. 17.6 gigaquads freed.

2024-04-08: Absurdity of Fear #life “There is a lot that is absurd nowadays. Most of it leads to pain, destruction or both. We are …

2024-04-08: Misheard: “A pretzel wrapped in shrimp.” #food

2024-04-08: “Not everything has an opposite. Sometimes, we have to make one up. It makes us feel better about …

2024-04-08: “I’m enjoying today, because I know I have tomorrow to look forward to.” #writing

2024-04-08: Will you go out and partake of the solar experience? Will you, afterwards, go out and imbibe? Will …

2024-04-08: John Saxon makes the best villains.

2024-04-08: Colander: co-lander. An alien inventioin? #words

2024-04-08: Writing is all about story. It’s not about structure as most authors understand it. Yes, there is …

2024-04-08: How do you classify yourself: — dork — nerd — jock — dweeb — accountant — salesperson — psychopath …

2024-04-08: “He was the Sidney Greenstreet of South Street. He had all the push, but none of the pull.” #writing …

2024-04-08: The problem with current-AI is that it won’t result in a new UI, or a new app. The only thing that …

2024-04-08: Not everyone gets my sense of humor. Mine was given to me by an elder god. #humor

2024-04-08: Three solar shadows on the moon in a row are known as an eclipses… #words #grammar

2024-04-08: I find it amusing that humans consider an eclipse an “event”. At least, here in the US, the hype and …

2024-04-08: What celebrity would you like to get into a true full-on bar brawl with, even if you were going to …

2024-04-08: If your local restaurant doesn’t have an Eclipse Special today, they are missing out. Mine is …

2024-04-08: Do you make your own, buy a bag, or a can? Popcorn, that is. Back in my day, Jiffy-Pop™ was as big …

2024-04-08: Hm. Google has a new Find My Device thingy. I wonder where it got that idea. Also, I’m pretty sure …

2024-04-08: Hm. The chocolate oatmeal raisin cookie stout should be ready to bottle soon. I hope it comes out …

2024-04-08: “Your vacation was declined due to lack of interest.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-08: “Death is the ultimate mobster. It makes everyone an offer they can’t refuse.” #writing

2024-04-08: “He was so laid back, he was six feet under.” #writing

2024-04-08: COVID booster scheduled for later today. One last thing to worry about… for now.

2024-04-08: Back in my day whistling touch tones into a phone would allow you to dial a number and was …

2024-04-08: When was the last time you actually said, “I’m going to retire for the night,” when going to bed? …

2024-04-08: Hm. I need to track recursive depth in my FORTH. I wrote a recursive Fibonacci word and blew …

2024-04-08: Don’t be like Donny. Don’t stare at the sun. You’re smarter than that.

2024-04-08: The moon is a shadow of itself today. #eclipse

2024-04-08: I need a break. I need a food break. It’s one of those days.

2024-04-08: Happy Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

2024-04-08: If you’ve seen one eclipse, you’ve seen them all. #eclipse

2024-04-08: The Gathering: everyone is spending more time on the deck now that the weather is warming up. They …

2024-04-08: Make a personal connection today, to someone else or to nature.

2024-04-08: Greetings. No, the world isn’t ending today. It’s just the Groundhog’s shadow. …

2024-04-07: Maybe I should make waffles tomorrow… or cupcakes.

2024-04-07: Plan for tomorrow: — editing — writing — errands — eating — more work on implementing FORTH

2024-04-07: Be greedy. Eat all the ice cream.

2024-04-07: Time to switch it up. Restored Epenco (M) with Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki #fountainpen

2024-04-07: Tomorrow’s eclipse is going to eclipse a lot of people’s normal lives tomorrow when they go out and …

2024-04-07: I was pretty good at FORTH, back-in-the-day. Now, that I’m implementing my own, I have much better …

2024-04-07: More memory work and block words implemented. #programming #forth #python

2024-04-07: It’s interesting that recipes use oven temperatures in increments of 25. What if I want to bake …

2024-04-07: Greetings. Enjoy the day at home, doing nothing. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-06: What kind of human are you?

2024-04-06: Tomorrow, tell a friend, “Thank you.” #life #success

2024-04-06: Ok. I can load and list blocks now. That’s a start. #forth #programming

2024-04-06: Remember when rollerblades and rollerblade movies were a thing?

2024-04-06: Playing the WWDC lottery is like playing the US Powerball Lottery, but not as lucrative. I wish …

2024-04-06: Hm… www.xojo.com #programming #mac #ios #raspberrypi

2024-04-06: I think I’ll work on storage blocks and the editor in my FORTH, or maybe converting memory to be …

2024-04-06: Are you doing anything creative today? Share your creations.

2024-04-06: Getting a lot done today. It’s time for a lunch break. What’s everyone up to today?

2024-04-06: Curried pickled eggs pickling. Time to switch gears. #food

2024-04-06: Good morning. Have a safe and fun Saturday. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-05: I think I’ll try making pickled eggs tomorrow.

2024-04-05: Apparently, people think that having a question is an emergency in Philadelphia. Lots calling 911 to …

2024-04-05: “She ground the cheese as if she were an organ grinder playing for her monkey.” #writing

2024-04-05: Do you archive anything apart from files?

2024-04-05: When humans talk about perfection, what they actually mean is what they are willing to accept. #life …

2024-04-05: WWDC Hopes and Dreams Shattered? visualnewt.com/page-7/bl… #programming #wwdc

2024-04-05: Philadelphia is apparently going professional wrestling crazy this weekend. I’m glad I don’t have to …

2024-04-05: Patience isn’t a virtue. It’s a skill. #life

2024-04-05: Be thankful, for I am weirder than you.

2024-04-05: “The Solar Eclipse of the Heart”. #song #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-05: The obvious is often hidden by the obtuse.

2024-04-05: If you have an easy chair, do you have a hard chair?

2024-04-05: What are your plans for this weekend? Personally, I”m going to have another boring and non-eventful …

2024-04-05: Social media: Media, yes. Social? Meh.

2024-04-05: “My tattoos had baby tattoos and now they are spilling onto the floor.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-05: Camera obscura: the way of all things solar ecliptic. (Yes, I know the meaning of the words.)

2024-04-05: Today, I learned you can use a Cheerio to view the eclipse and not go blind. I also have a bridge …

2024-04-05: “The Darkness comes. It will consume great swaths of the Earth. Animals will cower and cry in fear. …

2024-04-05: Smile. Laugh. Play. Enjoy. You used to do that when you were a child. What happened? #life

2024-04-05: Before adding something to your to do list, make sure you complete an item first. Otherwise, put the …

2024-04-05: Swift and SwiftUI are great, but they stink at being prototyping languages. #swift #programming #ios

2024-04-05: Anyone want an US $850 puzzle? Or want to buy me one? www.lazels.com #puzzle

2024-04-05: Hm. It just hit me I could now easily convert my FORTH from being implemented in Python to Swift. I …

2024-04-05: Time to switch gears and get some lunch and free-write. That’s enough work on my FORTH. Im slowly …

2024-04-05: Hm. Earthquake in Phila? Nothing felt in Dover, DE.

2024-04-05: I’ve got some basic (virtual) memory management words working. Right now, I’m limiting it to 1K. …

2024-04-05: Hello. It’s Friday. What are you gonna do about it? Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-04: “Life is a once in a lifetime event.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-04: What game are you playing and don’t want to stop? #game

2024-04-04: There is a canyon between an April Fool’s joke and an April Fool’s Decption for Supposed Humor. …

2024-04-04: Well, Murphy showed up and taught me a lesson today. Time to move on.

2024-04-04: Just because place ‘X’ (New York) gives you a decent price/connections, doesn’t mean you should hold …

2024-04-04: The truth. Is a red herring. Don’t’ seek reality. Seek Reality. #life #philosophy #writing

2024-04-04: Be nice. Not because you want to. Not because you have to. Be nice because you can be. #life

2024-04-04: Science has a way of proving some people wrong. —ancient proverb I just made up

2024-04-04: “His soul singed. Not because he was in hell, but because he was enraged. He neither wanted justice …

2024-04-04: “Many believe that what they do doesn’t matter because their god will forgive them. What they forget …

2024-04-04: “Professional writing is like professional wrestling. It’s all theatre. That doesn’t mean you don’t …

2024-04-04: If you didn’t have to care about money, what one place in the world would you want to spend a month? …

2024-04-04: Sometimes, the hero is because they die. #writing #hero

2024-04-04: Books weren’t meant to gather dust. Read a dusty book. #books #reading #libraries

2024-04-04: “The reason you see your God after death is because once you’re dead, you have no choice.” #writng

2024-04-04: “Hi. My name is Ted. I talk a lot. Welcome to Technology, Education, and Design.” #writing …

2024-04-04: “You’re surly today. What’s wrong?” “My wife is going to divorce me…and don’t call me surly.” …

2024-04-04: “Sometimes, you have to hit your head against the wall for the medics to pay attention.” #writing

2024-04-04: Life is a slalom with many flags. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-04-04: There are many books/movies where food or a dinner play a role. Most of the time, it’s either …

2024-04-04: “The sun came out, looked down at the Earth, shook its head, and went back to sleep.” #writing

2024-04-04: What book do you wish would be written, that hasn’t been written, and that you could never write? …

2024-04-04: “If you’re worried about time, it’s already too late.” #writing

2024-04-04: “The reason many religions have myths about not speaking God’s name, have to do with when you name …

2024-04-04: Just because you have a vision and want to make it real, first ensure that your reality benefits …

2024-04-04: You have to look at things askance. That provides a new perspective.

2024-04-04: Boneless wings come from flightless birds.

2024-04-04: Sometimes, you have to forget your problems and concerns and just do something else. #life #success

2024-04-04: I saw a good post today. It was in the parking lot of a shopping center.

2024-04-04: “He was a dad joke walking.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-04: Recursion: falling down the rabbit-hole.

2024-04-04: What do you plan to do on Monday when the world goes dark?

2024-04-04: Avoid boring people. The reason they are boring is that they are just like you. #life #success

2024-04-04: Overcommittment is breaking promises to yourself as well as others. #life

2024-04-04: This evening, I’ll work on the virtual memory for my FORTH implementation. It’s going to be a bit …

2024-04-04: I need to edit this afternoon. This book won’t need as many rewrites, unless I find something …

2024-04-04: Lots done this morning. Time for some foodstuffs.

2024-04-04: Live your life. Don’t live someone else’s. #life

2024-04-04: Time to switch it up. Conklin Word Gauge (B) with Monteverde Ocean Noir. The pen tracks words …

2024-04-04: Greetings. Promise what you can deliver and deliver what you promise. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-04-03: “The dead are extremely poor at building things.” #writing

2024-04-03: You can’t be productive without producing something. #productivity

2024-04-03: Tomorrow, get some crayons and scribble.

2024-04-03: Happy Birthday iPad #apple

2024-04-03: I’m just having fun with this FORTH project. I’m at the stage where some of the words are actually …

2024-04-03: Implemented a few more words. Time for lunch. Then an afternoon of edits. #programming #forth …

2024-04-03: Take a moment. Look around. Notice where you are, what is happening around you, and what you are …

2024-04-03: Delaware is soggy all week. Despite the dark dreariness, I’m getting stuff done today and beginning …

2024-04-03: Greetings. Good luck, we’re all counting on you. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-02: Don’t let your ego determine your actions. #life

2024-04-02: I just broke down. I made bacon and eggs and pancakes. It’s 10:30.

2024-04-02: @help 2 BUGS: The Reply arrow in the Mac app still doesn’t work. The text does. Clicking the …

2024-04-02: It’s torrentializing this morning here in Dover. This is a good day to eat breakfast for …

2024-04-02: Back in my day, we were taught the Dewey Decimal System and expected to memorize the major …

2024-04-02: The larger the trophy or belt, the less important the event. Flame on! #sport

2024-04-02: Happy National Ferret Day

2024-04-02: When people tell you to “Follow your dreams,” they never tell you not to let your dreams …

2024-04-02: Good morning, all. Stay dry. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-01: I plan on doing things tomorrow.

2024-04-01: Seriously. If you train an LLM on junk, you get junk. So much for intelligence, artificial or …

2024-04-01: The thing about April Fool’s Day is that only fools celebrate it one month a year. Most of us …

2024-04-01: Are any of you doing anything worthwhile today?

2024-04-01: A little more work and a lot of refactoring in my FORTH. #programming #forth #python

2024-04-01: Happy National Soylent Green Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-04-01: Good morning. No joke. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-31: Everyone starts at the beginning. The productive ones start at more than one beginning. #life …

2024-03-31: “Mark my words! Here, use this Sharpie®.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-31: How much chocolate have you eaten today?

2024-03-31: Chicken panini made and consumed. +1 to Morale, -3 to Health

2024-03-31: Hm. I just discovered that Pythonista can invoke ObjC and hook into iOS. FORTH calling iOS? That’s a …

2024-03-31: My simple implementation of FORTH running on an iPad, thanks to Pythonista. #programming #forth …

2024-03-31: Colostle gameplay - Scene 2 auteureist.com/page-3/Co… #colostle #writing

2024-03-31: Happy National Baked Ham With Pineapple Day Add some tomato sauce and cheese and you have a pizza.

2024-03-31: Good morning, all. Happy Easter/Big Bunny/Chocolate Egg Day to all those partake. Time for the …

2024-03-30: Do something relaxing tomorrow.

2024-03-30: Hm. My Egyptian walking onions seem to have died. I guess I should order some new bulbs. #plant

2024-03-30: The difficulty/importance of any problem is directly proportional to your perceived inability to …

2024-03-30: What is the worst thing you’ve survived? Apart from today, I mean?

2024-03-30: “What would you like to drink?” “Water. Draft.” #restaurant

2024-03-30: When a restaurant sever asks, “Do you want a box?” (For your leftovers) The proper response is, “No. …

2024-03-30: What are you enjoying today? I’m enjoying the sun and wind.

2024-03-30: What do you miss most about the COVID lockdown? Find the good in the bad. #life

2024-03-30: If you are an author (or reader) there’s still time fo register for Creatures, Crimes, and …

2024-03-30: Overhead: “I like neutral.” A great jumping off point for a conversation and character study. …

2024-03-30: Overheard: “You have tendencies.” If someone says this to you be concerened Several minutes later: …

2024-03-30: “My mind overflows with possibilities. I follow the timelines to find the one where the most people …

2024-03-30: No, I don’t begrudge those that market more than they write. Priorities. #writing #marketing

2024-03-30: If you spend more time promoting your books than you spend writing them, you’re a marketer, not a …

2024-03-30: I should play some Overwatch2 today. It’s been a while.

2024-03-30: Without understanding, teaching is just talking. #education

2024-03-30: “I ordered New York strip, and all I got was a steak.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-30: I just saw a photo of an author stand under his author pic on a banner at a con. Anyone remember …

2024-03-30: Programming is about control. Writing is about freedom. Both are liberating. I’ve done both. #life …

2024-03-30: “His humor was as dark as the knight.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-30: If you can’t support an author, support your libraries. They are there for you. They are one of the …

2024-03-30: My mind works in strange and mysterious ways: strange to most, mysterious to me.

2024-03-30: When the Ewok fell into the tarpits, he became a sticky Wicket. I told you… it’s that kind of day. …

2024-03-30: In Saxon, we eat. We don’t dine. In Saxon, we steal. We don’t embezzle. In Saxon; we don’t use …

2024-03-30: Ok. I think I finally got a title for the first book in my “Coins of Destiny” series : “The …

2024-03-30: “His welcome mat read, ‘Welcome, Matt. All others, go home.’” Yes, ‘tis that kind of day… #writing …

2024-03-30: “He was a ghostly figure. He was a zero.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-30: “How many people have you killed with your jokes?” “Not enough.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-30: The Gathering: Today I learned that Marble likes eating oatmeal with blueberries. Maybe I should’ve …

2024-03-30: Do you have a favorite food recipe that you like to make? Mine tends to be throwing soups together. …

2024-03-30: When was the last time you hugged someone? Did they look at you in disbelief?

2024-03-30: Mindvore: a zombie that eats brains. A skeletal zombie: Zomboney. Zombified animals: Zoombies …

2024-03-30: Be the kind of person your mother wants you to be.

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2024-03-30: We are all artists. Some of us just make art. #life

2024-03-30: Half the problem is always knowing what has to be done. The other half is just doing it. #life …

2024-03-30: OK. I just discovered the Pythonista app. You mean I can do real Python on an iPad? Yes. #ios #ipad …

2024-03-30: Making a list of mini-day trips and vacations I want to take this year.

2024-03-30: Happy Take a Walk in the Park Day

2024-03-30: This morning’s soundtrack: youtu.be/Lq2ANOkfs… #music

2024-03-30: I think I’ll get outside today and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. I should get some potting soil …

2024-03-30: The sun is out this morning? The world must be planning something…

2024-03-30: Good morning. Appease your gods. Eat some oatmeal this morning. Add fruit if you want to atone. Time …

2024-03-29: Well, I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

2024-03-29: Well it looks like the Phillies are as good as they were last year.

2024-03-29: Plans for tomorrow: — play some games — do some RaspberryPi stuff — FORTH — find something good to …

2024-03-29: It’s time to thank you all for interacting and putting up with me. You all rock, even the Rock who …

2024-03-29: It’s Friday eve. Time for a glass of mead. #mead

2024-03-29: Little known fact: Pez goes back to the 1920s. I know know why I know this.

2024-03-29: Just played and lost a game of Combopolis. Oh well. #game

2024-03-29: What are you going to eat this weekend?

2024-03-29: Iced coffee or hot coffee?

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2024-03-29: Be relentless in doing good. #life

2024-03-29: Hello. Be gentle with yourself and others. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-28: Don’t identify or strive for success or failure. Just do the best you can and find acceptance in the …

2024-03-28: Just because you say something, it doesn’t mean you’re teaching. #education

2024-03-28: Well, I hope everyone has a calm and relaxing Friday.

2024-03-28: “Do you have any thoughts?” “About what?” “That’s what I thought.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-28: Just because your food looks good, doesn’t mean it will taste good.

2024-03-28: Tomorrow is Friday. You’re allowed to hoop and holler.

2024-03-28: A photo of something many see, but don’t think much of. #photography

2024-03-28: Photography is about seeing what everyone else takes for granted. #photography #philosophy

2024-03-28: “Life is timeless, until you run out of time.” #writing

2024-03-28: Someone should do a thesis on author photos and what they say about the author, or more accurately …

2024-03-28: I don’t have pine nuts. I’ll have to use pistachios. What am I making? #food

2024-03-28: “The man’s smile was sincere, unless you looked at his eyes.” #writing

2024-03-28: “Success found him. He’d fled, avoiding it all of his life. When it finally confronted him, he …

2024-03-28: “You don’t have to be all-in to lose.”

2024-03-28: I taught virtual classes for HP. Virtual classes are virtually classes. #education

2024-03-28: Too bad most journalists never journal. #writing #journal

2024-03-28: Life is an adventure few choose to go on. #life

2024-03-28: “His was the largest axe. His were the largest muscles. Unfortunately, his was the brain that was …

2024-03-28: Predicting the future is easy if you know what’s going to happen.

2024-03-28: It’s been pouring rain here in DE. If you don’t like moist, you won’t enjoy soggy.

2024-03-28: “Humans built AIs so they could control them the way they had controlled slaves. Too bad the AIs …

2024-03-28: Winning doesn’t mean you’re the best. It just means you’re the best for now. — ancient proverb I …

2024-03-28: Arrogance is a dance where you step on other people’s toes. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-03-28: “He stared into the sun. He was the President. No one could tell him what he couldn’t do.” #writing …

2024-03-28: So, anyone else get the impression that despite all the hype Apple Journal was a throwaway …

2024-03-28: “How To Be Famous for Dummies” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-28: “He thinks he’s lost all of his marbles. He doesn’t realize he never had any.” #writing #character

2024-03-28: If you could eat a single fruit what would it be? You get only one and you would never be able to …

2024-03-28: Woot! Just found out Raymond Benson will be at C3 again this year. Looking forward to seeing him …

2024-03-28: Time to switch it up. A Stratford (F) that I restored with TWSBI Red. #fountainpen

2024-03-28: Time to get some lunch.

2024-03-28: Happy National Something on A Stick Day

2024-03-28: “What are you doing to that man?” “Don’t get in our way, Sherrif. We aim to hang …

2024-03-28: Life is change. There can be no life without change. If you’re not changing, you’re …

2024-03-28: The Case of the Missing Lawyer “Holmes! There is a body at the edge of the steps! It’s …

2024-03-28: Vicious Rumor: Apple secretly had a secondary car project with VW. They will announce the new …

2024-03-28: Welcome to Thursday. And you woke up thinking it was Friday. Ha! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-27: Don’t get wet tomorrow.

2024-03-27: Plan for tomorrow: — edit — house stuff — FORTH — read — errands

2024-03-27: When in doubt, do the math.

2024-03-27: “Anyone going back to 1983 tomorrow? I want to send a message.” #writing

2024-03-27: If you believe the current state of AI is somehow better, faster, more creative, intelligent than …

2024-03-27: “Humans didn’t know. Most didn’t care. They invested in AI, making it stronger. At one point the AI …

2024-03-27: Do you feel like you are accomplishing too much or not enough? I always feel I’m underdoing. #life

2024-03-27: “He was the Milli to her Vanilli.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-27: If you follow a leader, make sure they are leading and not scamming or using you for fodder. #life

2024-03-27: Gratuitous food pic. Chicken cheesesteak. #food

2024-03-27: Every public utility and structure should be able to survive any single point of failure. Bridges …

2024-03-27: Happy international Whiskey Day. Don’t drink the domestic stuff. #food #whiskey

2024-03-27: Happy Manatee Appreciation Day Manatees are definitely under-appreciated.

2024-03-27: Do you prefer working together or alone? Why?

2024-03-27: Time for some food and free-writing. It’s a dreary day out. The sky has been drained of color like a …

2024-03-27: Greetings. Make the best of today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-26: “You have a meldrop.” en.wiktionary.org/wiki/meld… #writing #words

2024-03-26: Weren’t we supposed to get a new iPadMini? #apple #Ipad

2024-03-26: WWDC 2024 announced… #wwdc #apple

2024-03-26: Be curious. Be safe. #life #success

2024-03-26: This is cool! A virtual machine/OS written for Lua and game dev. Picotron from lexaloffle.com maker …

2024-03-26: Tell a loved one that you love them. Don’t assume they know.

2024-03-26: Everyone seems to want to be an influencer. No one seems happy just to be themselves and to let …

2024-03-26: Happy National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day Yes, it is a thing.

2024-03-26: Anything that has gone viral is bad for you. That’s why it’s called a virus.

2024-03-26: Hello. Stop being so serious all the time. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-25: Anyone remember “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? #game

2024-03-25: Writing is about pretending you know insane stuff no one else does and making it believable. …

2024-03-25:

2024-03-25: The Gathering: Marble, the kitten, paid for her meal today. Oreo brought me a live frog. They must …

2024-03-25: Happy National Pecan Day No, it’s not National peCAN Day.

2024-03-25: Good morning. Regret is just reliving your past mistakes. Maybe you shouldn’t have made them? Time …

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2024-03-23: Plan for tomorrow: — get outside if the rains stop — bake — code — read — play some games.

2024-03-23: Life is a lot easier when you aren’t being a jerk. #life

2024-03-23: Good morning. No need to be all grumpy today. It’s Saturday. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-22: Don’t blame yourself for the things you can’t control. Blame yourself for the things you could’ve …

2024-03-22: Plan for tomorrow: — relax — cook — eat — bake — play some games — read

2024-03-22: It’s Friday eve. Time for a glass of mead. I’m not drinking one of mine today. I’m having Brimming …

2024-03-22: Small things grow large. — ancient proverb I just made up.

2024-03-22: How often to do you track and note the things that you have learned: life lessons, education, …

2024-03-22: “Sometimes,” his sigh was deep and tired, “you just have to do the best you can.” An inner-light …

2024-03-22: What are you grateful for today? I’m grateful for all the green, white, and pink things blooming …

2024-03-22: Hm. I need to move the chocolate raisin oatmeal stout to secondary fermentation tomorrow. Then about …

2024-03-22: Philosophy boils down to a matter of opinion. Logic boils down to mathematics. Both can be …

2024-03-22: If you are forced to choose, choose not to choose. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-03-22: “He lived by the code. He died by the code. He was a COBOL programmer.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-22: To be truly happy and satisfied, you should want for nothing, either short or long-termed. #life …

2024-03-22: Why does HellDivers look and remind me of the old Planetside? #gamedev

2024-03-22: If someone is dead, should their writing/work/art still be sold instead of becoming free? Why? …

2024-03-22: Back in my day, basketball players didn’t wear leggings. #sport #basketball

2024-03-22: Are there any good singers? Everyone I can think of attempts to be a “performer” with backup dancers …

2024-03-22: Acrophobia: the fear of acronyms.

2024-03-22: If you could be any mushroom, what kind would you be? And what would be your mushroom power? Yes, …

2024-03-22: “Sleep until a princess comes along to wake you. Then do your chores.” #writing

2024-03-22: There are two types of people: those who think humans are like them or should be like them, and …

2024-03-22: Everyone argues about the GOAT. Who was the worst professional basketball player? #sport #basketball

2024-03-22: Correction: The fountain pen is a Diplomat Elox, not an Elon. Autocorrect fails again. #fountainpen

2024-03-22: The opposite of unite is untie.

2024-03-22: Reboots of movies and shows are usually produced by fanfic writers. That’s why they are usually so …

2024-03-22: Who is waiting for jodhpurs to come back into style?

2024-03-22: If you don’t trust, you fear. #life #success

2024-03-22: Time to switch it up. Diplomat Matrix Green-Black Elon (M) with Colorverse Dust Storm #fountainpen

2024-03-22: “He slammed his fist. Beer spilled from the glasses. Grimacing, his gaze hopped from face to face. …

2024-03-22: Based on something I just overheard: “You’re 40? Eew! You’re old.” “Yes, but I’m not ugly, and I …

2024-03-22: Many envision writing as a lucrative and glamorous job that lands you on the WSJ or Oprah book list …

2024-03-22: Make informed decisions, then follow through. #life #success

2024-03-22: Happy National Goof-Off Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-03-22: Greetings. Open your heart. Open your mind. Grow. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-21: You don’t learn anything by being right. #life

2024-03-21: There is a difference between a leak and a rumor.

2024-03-21: Hm. Vernon Vinge died. Great writer. #writing

2024-03-21: How Busy Are You? - Part 1 visualnewt.com/page-7/ge… #productivity #time

2024-03-21: Happy International Tiramisu Day Yum.

2024-03-21: Good morning. Don’t get overwhelmed today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-20: Be gentle tomorrow.

2024-03-20: Don’t try to be someone you’re not. You’re already someone. Just be the best you, you can be. #life …

2024-03-20: Amazon has developed a system where packages of products to be shipped are laid by alien creatures …

2024-03-20: What is the best flavor of Peeps®? #food

2024-03-20: Novel writing, nowadays, is about writing to formula. The formula of expectation, genre, publishing, …

2024-03-20: Observed: When someone say “Excuse me”, when they belch and no one is around, they don’t mean it. …

2024-03-20: Thank you—yes you! (If you follow me). I know I ramble, but the world needs more tumbleweeds. Your …

2024-03-20: Mind-dump complete. 67.9 gigaquads freed. Caches cleared.

2024-03-20: Seriously? Autocorrect auto”corrected” programming to preopgramming? And spell check didn’t’ catch …

2024-03-20: “Your kisses are like wine. They are old and astringent and taste like dirt.” #writing

2024-03-20: The problem with Swift is that, being compiled, it is an awful prototyping language. I’ve found that …

2024-03-20: Yes, I have a strange sense of humor, in Earth terms.

2024-03-20: Play-doh. Do kids still play with that? I’m assuming it’s still made.

2024-03-20: In writing and everyday life, don’t forget that language conveys emotion in addition to meaning. …

2024-03-20: “I have a sister that goes around killing grocers.” “Why?” “Vegetables.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-20: Do something unexpectedly good or nice. Glitch the system. #life #success

2024-03-20: Life is funny if you look at it upside-down.

2024-03-20: Old age check: The 90s were 30 years ago. If you were born in 1990 you are already past the point of …

2024-03-20: When someone tells you they “want to contribute”, they usually mean their opinion. #life #failure

2024-03-20: “Dear mom, I’m doing fine. Life on Earth is ok, apart from the humans.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-20: “It’s not an argument unless a gun is drawn.” #writing

2024-03-20: Wasn’t Gator Aid an 80’s music festival?

2024-03-20: I’m listening to two guys argue. I’m not sure what the issue is. But it sounds like it’s about a …

2024-03-20: “Necromancy: The New Influencer Frontier”

2024-03-20: I have the skeleton of a story. I just need to flesh it out. #writing #pulp

2024-03-20: I wrote another scene for my pulp story. I didn’t know where I was going, but I see the signposts …

2024-03-20: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-20: Last evening, I got bored and started implementing FORTH in Python. Don’t ask why. Like I said, I …

2024-03-20: What twist in a book that you have read really surprised you? #books #reading

2024-03-20: Thank a stranger today. You don’t need a reason. Everyone likes to be appreciated. #life

2024-03-20: The Gathering: Caramel, the male who was always covered in scars and gentle, hasn’t been …

2024-03-20: I forgot FORTH has blocks and an editor. Glad I’m refreshing my knowledge. It’s been a …

2024-03-20: Happy World Frog Day Just in time for the Spring Peepers that came out this week.

2024-03-20: Hello. Calm down. It’s still only Wednesday. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-19: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-19: A weather front must be moving through. Fighting a pressure headache.

2024-03-19: You know what I dislike? When you’re looking for a good restaurant online and the only things and …

2024-03-19: Greetings. How is everyone? Well, more specifically, how are you? Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-18: “Mom, can I bring my friends over for dinner?” “No. Just eat your broccoli.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-18: Happy Act Happy Day

2024-03-18: Pulp Fiction auteureist.com/page-3/bl… #writing

2024-03-18: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-18: Hello. I hope everyone made it to this week. TIme for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-17: When in doubt, eat a cookie. A cookie makes everything better.

2024-03-17: Once in a while, Do something Just for you. #life #success

2024-03-17: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-17: “She didn’t break my heart. She shattered it and I never could find all the pieces.” #sriting #love

2024-03-17: “The Luck of the Irish just means you will be subjected to the occasional potato famine and …

2024-03-17: Referees used to throw live chickens whenever an infraction occurred. #sport

2024-03-17: “He enjoyed the spotlight. He was the agent of Darkness.” #weiting

2024-03-17: Isn’t a function that doesn’t work impossible?

2024-03-17: “They were talking’ trash. They were garbage collectors.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-17: St. Patrick’s Day “celebrations” are an American export. #marketing

2024-03-17: Just heard some lyrics: “…when your headrest’s next to mine.” #music #lyrics

2024-03-17: “Everything is fine if you are already damned.” #writing

2024-03-17: “Dance like the wolves are nipping at you.”

2024-03-17: “Gumption is something I don’t know I have. But I guess it’s pretty much like fun, which I don’t …

2024-03-17: The new Nintendo Swith is going to be called: The Nintendo PrettgSoon. #nintendo

2024-03-17: I am celebrating St Patrick’s by having a Reuben. That doesn’t sound Irish.

2024-03-17: “He lost his mind on I95.” #writjng #throwawayline

2024-03-17: “He was so drunk he started a fight with the guy in the mirror. He ended up hurling a stool at it. …

2024-03-17: “She was the reason for many a bar room brawl. Everyone who saw her fought to be the first out the …

2024-03-17: “I’ve discovered that books are attracted to and tend to accumulate around those who read. Books …

2024-03-17: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “I want to be a Walmart employee.” #dreams #life …

2024-03-17: “The badge of honor is tarnished, but the sword of vengeances is razor sharp.” #writing …

2024-03-17: Live in existential joy instead of residing in existential dread. #life

2024-03-17: I’ve never heard anyone sidle up to the bar and order “A shot of whiskey. And leave the bottle.” I …

2024-03-17: It’s been another house stuff and errand stuff morning.

2024-03-17: Eat food. Write. Ramble in!

2024-03-17: You live in the past. You live in the future. Occasionally, you are here. #life #failure

2024-03-17: Happy Birthday, if you celebrate.

2024-03-17: Happy Buzzard Sunday

2024-03-17: Accomplishing lots this morning. Too bad I’m not in realty.

2024-03-17: Hello. Don’t argue just to prove a point. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-16: I would rather have friendship than loyalty. #life #success

2024-03-16: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-16: Stay hydrated.

2024-03-16: “He was recklessly funny.” #writing

2024-03-16: The father of Hans had a legit business.

2024-03-16: I need to move the wort into the fermentor. I need to get some vodka to extract some cocoa nibs. …

2024-03-16: Observed: someone cutting their food holding the butter knife like a pencil/scalpel. #writing …

2024-03-16: “This beer isn’t my cup of tea.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-16: Time to eat some lunch. It’s 2:30 here

2024-03-16: Anyone feeling trendy today?

2024-03-16: Maybe I should toss some raisins in… #brewing #beer

2024-03-16: I’m brewing an oatmeal cookie stout this morning. #brewing #beer

2024-03-16: “I’d tell you to write what you know, but you really don’t know enough to …

2024-03-16: Good morning. Well the warm weather was nice while it lasted. It’s a chilly, albeit, sunny …

2024-03-15: Last weekend in the winter of 2024. Also, St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday. You have two reasons to …

2024-03-15: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-15: “We don’t know what today will bring, but we do know what yesterday taught us.” #life #success

2024-03-15: Let go of something you don’t want or need this weekend.

2024-03-15: Remember when Starbucks bought Teavana and put it out of business? Where are all the good teas they …

2024-03-15: Greetings. It’s Friday. Are you turning green yet? Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-14: The best part of writing? People think you’re making stuff up. #writing

2024-03-14: It’s weird that “hearing voices” is considered weird/crazy/insane but seeing images and movies in …

2024-03-14: Good morning. Hey! It’s almost Friday. Time flies as butter churns. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-13: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-13: You have acquired an ornate box. What mystery lies within? The key word is “lies”. #writing #prompt

2024-03-13: I had a weird idea. Ok, so all my ideas are weird. Since it is spring, how about a Peeps-flavored …

2024-03-13: Notice the patterns in the marketing and “advertising” you see. WHat are they trying to accomplish? …

2024-03-13: Project transparency is a virtue. #business

2024-03-13: Many people I know don’t realize that sarcasm is a form of humor. They believe they are 1-upping me. …

2024-03-13: Nintendo or Sony needs a new SSX Tricky. #nintendo #sory

2024-03-13: When I show up, people leave.

2024-03-13: It’s not life if you aren’t having fun. #life

2024-03-13: My water martini idea works. Someone thought I had an actual martini and told me, “That looks good.” …

2024-03-13: What is the collective name for sneezes? Go!

2024-03-13: “Projects are like books. Some you finish.. Some you abandon. Some you terminate with extreme …

2024-03-13: “He shot.He scored. The bloody bullet slammed into the wall, spraying blood and brain.” #writing

2024-03-13: Weird. I’ve heard more Stevie Wonder music playing in the last few days. I hope he’s OK and not some …

2024-03-13: Never underestimate youre own incompetence. #life

2024-03-13: An AI/LLM is not a “trusted source”. #life #failure

2024-03-13: “Don’t pluck your chickens before you’ve paid.” #writing

2024-03-13: “He stared deep into the remnents of the beer in his glass. ‘This? This is my life. My parents gave …

2024-03-13: Smart Punk is the new Daft Punk

2024-03-13: I need to start planning to cook something for St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t think corned beef and …

2024-03-13: The Kindle reader is just as bad as Apple Books. #books #reading

2024-03-13: PA is beginning to go all spring on me. Yellows and greens.

2024-03-13: Life now is based around accepting what others tell you instead of accepting what you yourself know. …

2024-03-13: My watch says it’s 73F. Nice.

2024-03-13: Make a list of all the things you have started and never finish. Go ahead. I’ll wait.

2024-03-13: Happy Donald Duck Day Do kids even know who he is nowadays?

2024-03-13: Hm. I should carry around samples of my books that I can AirDrop to people interested in what I’m …

2024-03-13: “Let binomials be binomials.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-13: Not the best digital sundial implementation I’ve seen.

2024-03-13: I want an eink iPad from Apple #apple #eink

2024-03-13: I’m hanging out in PA today. Personal errands and stuff.

2024-03-13: Someone should create a mood planning journal. I’m seeing a lot of mood-tracking journals here at …

2024-03-13:

2024-03-13: Grinnings and solicitations. Even though you may be at work, have some fun. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-03-12: “If you find something pink it doesn’t mean you’ve discovered Barbie.”

2024-03-12: “She walked in golden fields of deceit and the dark reign.” #writing

2024-03-12: “Enjoy the work you do. You may have nothing else.” #writing

2024-03-12: Time for some music. youtu.be/IiAPEjKsx… #music

2024-03-12: Today has turned out ok despite the start.

2024-03-12: What should I do tomorrow?

2024-03-12: Overheard: “After a night out my mom woke me up saying, ‘Wake up! It’s 2024..’” #writing #character

2024-03-12: Gratuitous food pic.

2024-03-12: Do people still eat/buy Jell-O? I haven’t seen an ad in decades. #food

2024-03-12: “There once was a market for trading souls. Now, they aren’t worth the bits used to trade them. Too …

2024-03-12: Buffalo Mac n cheese for dinner. Unhealthy but good. #food

2024-03-12: If you have a favorite vineyard/winery, what is it? Mine is V.Sattui. #wine

2024-03-12: How do you spend your time when you don’t have any?

2024-03-12: I’ve been enjoying my time reintroducing myself to FORTH. Simple. Extensible. And fast development …

2024-03-12: Observed: someone actually winding their watch by shaking their hand. Old school. #writing …

2024-03-12: Sometimes bad days aren’t as bad as You think they are. #life

2024-03-12: I sold a copy of “Out of Time” to the server. She was asking about the SuperNote and I explained …

2024-03-12: Not everything you do or write has to be good. You just have to do or write more good than crap to …

2024-03-12: PA restaurants don’t serve country music as a default, thankfully. #music

2024-03-12: Using digital means today. #writing

2024-03-12: One of those days.

2024-03-12: Why don’t we have a Tamagachi with ChatGTP built in yet? #gamedev

2024-03-11: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — FORTH stuff — editing “Coins of Destiny I” — personal stuff — …

2024-03-11: Colostle Fiction: auteureist.com/Colostle/ #game #writing

2024-03-11: Ok. These are great. Glad I tried them. www.amazon.com/Sennarido… #food

2024-03-11: “Your life is on back-order.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-11: NIbbage #fountainpen

2024-03-11: Happy Fill Our Staplers Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-03-11: Good morning, Monday. Go out today and enjoy the weather, no matter what it may be. Time for the …

2024-03-10: “If you scream, you’re already dead.” #writing #horror #throwawayline

2024-03-10: Cool! I just got POTG in OW2. I still have it even though I haven’t played in a while.

2024-03-10: I should write a Matt Helm novel called “The Antagonists”, but for the licensing… #writing

2024-03-10: A “flash sale” is another kind of sale that doesn’t sell what they advertise. #marketing #failure

2024-03-10: Sometimes you have to do the right thing, even if it is a Sunday.

2024-03-10: The only reason to wear a hood hoodie in a restaurant is to hide your bad hair/head.

2024-03-10: Just because the carpet is red, it doesn’t mean you are important. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-03-10: A written character isn’t supposed to be a fully fleshed out human being. They are supposed to be …

2024-03-10: Mind dump complete. 103 gigaquads freed.

2024-03-10: I need to start contemplating/planning vacations for this year. Yes, I’m lucky enough to be able to …

2024-03-10: How many times have you laughed today? Your goal is to laugh, or at least smile, more each day. …

2024-03-10: If you do the things you are expected or believe you need to do, you aren’t living. #life

2024-03-10: Hope is what you’re left with when you have no action left. #life

2024-03-10: We are Devo. If you get it, you’re old.

2024-03-10: When was the last time that you wrote poetry? Why haven’t you written more? Were you discouraged by …

2024-03-10: Would you rather dance or eat? Would you rather jog or shuffle your feet? Do you want a pet That you …

2024-03-10: Walkers should come with plastic balls that pop around an enclosure. I’d like that if I were old …

2024-03-10: Things I want do do this year: — learn Braille — make some hot sauce

2024-03-10: If you don’t go out, you don’t see. If you don’t travel, you see less. #life

2024-03-10: Observed: “They were in love. He was in love with her, looking at her as she looked at the sunlight …

2024-03-10: Observed: “He sat staring into the middle distance. He was either life-weary or planning the murder …

2024-03-10: OK. I just received the ingredients. Now I just need to come up with a Cinnamon Cookie beer recipe… …

2024-03-10: No-bake cheesecake is just pudding. #baking #cheesecake #failure

2024-03-10: I’m expecting a major update to the Swift Playgrounds app on iOS. I’m expecting to be very much …

2024-03-10: I really need to figure out how to make one-person cheesecake. I can’t eat a whole one and convince …

2024-03-10: I don’t know everything. I know I won’t know everything. I also know I won’t remember everything I …

2024-03-10: I would never want to hold a Trump card…

2024-03-10: “God isn’t above reproach. If you can’t reproach your god, he has a failing. He, therefore, isn’t …

2024-03-10: Would/do you continue to use your work as a hobby after you retire? I do. #life

2024-03-10: A library is for stuff you don’t want to forget. What do you call a place where you put stuff you …

2024-03-10: What product do you love, but don’t personally use after trying it? Me? The Hero’s Journal: …

2024-03-10: How many chickens can cross the road?

2024-03-10: I admit that I was wrong. Nintendo hasn’t announced the Switch 2 on Mario Day. But, the day isn’t …

2024-03-10: Crying is “in”, apparently.

2024-03-10: Never pretend to be more intelligent than you are. Someone will call you on it. The “fastest gun” …

2024-03-10: A library is for ideas. Not ideas you espouse, but all ideas. A library with your own ideas we call …

2024-03-10: What is the median age of the people in the venues you frequent? #life

2024-03-10: “People are so predictable. They die” #writing

2024-03-10: If you wonder what kind of person goes to Creatiures, Crimes, and Creativity here is the official …

2024-03-10: I’ve never won an Oscar, but I have a few left in my fridge. They are decent with mustard and …

2024-03-10: “He was inclined to lean at exactly 47.3º.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-10: If you don’t learn from your mistakes, who will? #life

2024-03-10: If facts are fun, why aren’t there more of them?

2024-03-10: “She was my best friend. She married someone else. I wasn’t invited to the wedding or told about it. …

2024-03-10: I haven’t played Overwatch in a while. I think i should do that today. #overwatch #game

2024-03-10: It’s Sunday in this part of the timeline. All the cars are hearses.

2024-03-10: Just because you have a weird voice, it doesn’t mean you should sing.

2024-03-10: “We are all a little pistachio.” #writing

2024-03-10: What if every time you made a mistake, a referee would blow a whistle and call a foul? Would that …

2024-03-10: Enjoy the sunshine while you can. The sun is scheduled to go out.

2024-03-10: What book do you tell people you’ve read, but have never tried to read? #book #reading

2024-03-10: “You have to be a little crazy to be creative.” #writing #life

2024-03-10: The Gathering: Marble has discovered the joys of unraveling toilet paper rolls, and pulling towels …

2024-03-10: If someone tells you “you’re not good enough”, get better and prove them wrong. #life #success

2024-03-10: Happy Mario Day, to all who celebrate. MAR 10.

2024-03-10: The secret, I’ve found through years of experience, in handling time-shifts is to go to bed …

2024-03-10: “One does not merely feed one cat. One must feed them all.” – ancient proverb I …

2024-03-10: Hello. Time switching is a waste of time. Just sayin'. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-09: Playing Naturopolous. #game #buttonshy

2024-03-09: You have nothing to do today. Don’t do it.

2024-03-09: When did you first realize you were old?

2024-03-09: Greetings. Just because you’re bored doesn’t mean you’re doing something uninteresting. It’s …

2024-03-08: I think I’ll make some tea.

2024-03-08: There are two types of “adapting”. One is random. The other is directed. The successful adaption is …

2024-03-08: Uncontrolled mutability is bad. Don’t allow the language to dictate how you use and control …

2024-03-08: The less fabric, the more you can charge. #fashion

2024-03-08: We are entering a period where law needs to adapt faster and more reliably than AI, and AI cannot be …

2024-03-08: I often read and hear about people saying to “channel your anger into worthy pursuits”.. The actual …

2024-03-08: Loss of a loved one or thing teaches you more about yourself than you may want to learn, but it is a …

2024-03-08: What plans do you have for the weekend? Mine are to avoid the rain.I’m looking forward to a nice …

2024-03-08: “His class on Verbal Abuse was attended mostly by men looking for pointers.” #writing

2024-03-08: When you come right down to it, eating is weird.

2024-03-08: I put “learn Braille” on my list of things to accomplish.

2024-03-08: I’m enjoying just be-ing. It’s that kind of day. #life

2024-03-08: What promises have you made to yourself that you have broken? Have you broken the same one multiple …

2024-03-08: “Anyone can write a country-western song. That’s why they do.”

2024-03-08: “I’m an author. I sling words the way a short-order cook slings hash. I try to make less of a mess.” …

2024-03-08: “You may be disappointed with your life. That’s fine. Life is disappointed in you.” #writing …

2024-03-08: You don’t have to like every book you read or every author, but at least you’ll figure out what you …

2024-03-08: “He bought an acre of land with a small ramshackle building. Everyone who visited either died a …

2024-03-08: It’s been a productive morning. I should eat to celebrate.

2024-03-08: Hey! It’s Friday! Be cheerful in that realization.

2024-03-08: SuperNote allows for side-loading .apk files. This is cool, since I’d like to have something like a …

2024-03-08: The Gathering: Everyone is still around in shifts. Marble wanted to go out and play in the sun. She …

2024-03-08: Happy National Proofreading Day #writing

2024-03-08: Greetings. It’s a good day to be alive. That’s every day. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-03-07: Ambiguity creates suspense. #life #writing

2024-03-07: Lunch done. Back to work.

2024-03-07: Being a pro just means you are paid. It doesn’t mean you are in anyway better.

2024-03-07: If you want to stretch your legs, get a rack. I’m sure Amazon has one for sale.

2024-03-07: The absurd is where inspiration is born. — ancient proverb I just made up.

2024-03-07: The difference between advertising and marketing is the difference between selling red beans and …

2024-03-07: Humans love to make something look like something else, including themselves. #life

2024-03-07: “Legos. Isn’t that a city in Nigeria?” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-07: Overheard: “Old-man mode.” Love it. #writing

2024-03-07: You’re 7 years old and you find a million dollars. What do you do? #writing

2024-03-07: Not everyone understands my sense of humor. I’m not everyone.

2024-03-07: If you produce enough, you will get lucky. #life

2024-03-07: “He lived in a world ruled by three kings and a joker.” #writing

2024-03-07: Noir #writing “The dark room needs light, The furniture looks straight out of the 40s. Everything is black and …

2024-03-07: “My mind is a blank sponge that sops up the dark and sticky blood of uselesness.” #writing …

2024-03-07: “He was an extra that was never used in Mad Max. He was an outcast.” #writing

2024-03-07: You won’t get motivated by drinking something named “Liquid Motivation” the same way you don’t get …

2024-03-07: Ideas are potential for success or failure. Your results may vary, but measurable.

2024-03-07: Just because you’ve never heard of a fruit or vegetable, doesn’t make it healthy. #food

2024-03-07: Kale is underrated and underused. Quinoa is overrated and overused. Flame on! #food

2024-03-07: Signs of spring in Delaware: — Spring peepers are out in force and peeping. — Trees are gaining a …

2024-03-07: If you are too rich to know what to do with your money, I have a suggestion.

2024-03-07: “If buffalos had wings, pigs could fly.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-07: “The server dropped the metal tray of food down with a bang in front of him. She said, ‘Boneless …

2024-03-07: Back in my day we had sit-down comedians.~

2024-03-07: “Sloe Gin and a Fast Gun” would make a great pulp spaghetti western. I should write it, but I’ve got …

2024-03-07: I don’t have much patience with myself. I’m not sure how one goes about learning patience, beyond …

2024-03-07: The Gathering: I’ve tried. Marble doesn’t want to go outside, back to being a feral. Oh well. Now …

2024-03-07: “Life is a horse race and we’re all handicapped.” #writing

2024-03-07: If you’re hoping things will change, you’re not doing anything to create the change you want. #life …

2024-03-07: Is what you do, getting you to where you want to be in life? #life

2024-03-07: I’m accomplishing stuff today. None of it is fun. At least I don’t’ think it’s fun.

2024-03-07: I wonder if Donny is going to stare at the sun again… #eclipse

2024-03-07: Time to switch it up. Parker IIP (M) with Anderillium Luna Moth Green. #fountainpen

2024-03-07: Hello. Be grateful for all the small things. The big things don’t come often enough. Time for …

2024-03-06: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-06: Happy White Chocolate Cheesecake Day Yes, it’s a thing. And no, I didn’t know it was when I baked a …

2024-03-06: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — FORTH — editing — writing — foodstuffs

2024-03-06: OK. I’m keeping this recipe mistake in most, if not all of my cheesecakes. Reaplace sour cream and …

2024-03-06: Cheesecake looks good. I’ll let it cool completely. #baking

2024-03-06: OK. The cheesecake is cooling in the oven. Looks great. No cracks, despite not using a water bath. …

2024-03-06: Sigh. I should know better… mise en place. I got lazy. I started making a cheesecake, but discovered …

2024-03-06: The Gathering: I let Marble out again. She played with her siblings and then decided to come back …

2024-03-06: Colostle Fiction. My game play-through. auteureist.com/Colostle/ #writing #colostle #game

2024-03-05: Hm. Basil, rosemary, citrus ice cream might be good. #food

2024-03-05: The Gathering: I let Marble out. She visited and played with her family a bit, but then came back …

2024-03-05: Anyone overly caffeinated?

2024-03-05: Happy Poutine Day. It’s also National Potty Dance Day. I wonder if they are related…

2024-03-05: Hello. Find something nice to smile about today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-04: “…as far as the eye can see.” “…but I have two eyes.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-04: People want you to answer questions the way they want to hear the answer, instead of doing the …

2024-03-04: Getting back into FORTH has reminded me it’s more of a meta-programming language. It’s great for …

2024-03-04: Developers should focus on AR/VR instead of porting existing apps to VisionPro. Either that, or just …

2024-03-04: PSA: The ‘90s were 30 years ago.

2024-03-04: Klaatu barada nikto. All your base are belong to us.

2024-03-04: So what is the killer VisionOS app that will make everyone want to buy one? I don’t think there will …

2024-03-04: I was going to bake, but things have pulled me in other directions. Maybe tomorrow.

2024-03-04: Drink more water. Without water your brain goes ;okra;sjfa;Les.k

2024-03-04: “Remember when…” is a synonym for “Back in my day…” and indication that you’re old…

2024-03-04: The Gathering: Marble refused (read fought with tooth and razor-claw) to get in the carrier. I’ve …

2024-03-04: Hm. I should learn Braille. Not that I need it now, but you never know…

2024-03-04: I think I’ll brew a cinnamon cookie stout. #brewing #beer

2024-03-04: Taxes. Ugh. At least it hits once a year.

2024-03-04: Busy morning. Time for a late lunch. At least the weather is decent.

2024-03-04: Happy March Forth Day

2024-03-04: Some days I want a utility/app to convert PDFs to true epubs. #ios #apple #epub

2024-03-04:

2024-03-04: I discover I still love FORTH. Working my way through “Starting FORTH” again. I miss …

2024-03-04: Greetings. Make room for silence today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-03: Yay! The cherry blossoms are in bloom in the neighborhood.

2024-03-03: Have you written your eulogy yet?

2024-03-03: What if in bowling, you had to alternate hitting pins on alternating sides of center on the first …

2024-03-03: Welcome to the future you wanted to visit when you were a kid, but didn’t turn out the way you …

2024-03-03: Nowadays, basketball is a lazy slow-paced game. Everyone seems to lope into position. I guess …

2024-03-03: The stranger saddled up to the bar. He slammed a fist into the bar-proper (his brand) that sent …

2024-03-03: “Who are they?” He indicated the people milling about behind me drinking milk shakes. “They are my …

2024-03-03: Everybody Wang Chung tonight. Bang a good, get it on.

2024-03-03: Life is full of tropes.

2024-03-03: Vicious Rumor: Disney to create a live-action Gravity Falls.

2024-03-03: Movie pitch meeting: “What if all the zombies, suddenly became normal, but they still wanted to kill …

2024-03-03: “Bring out your bead!” “No, no. You’re picking up dead, not selling bread” “But I like bread.” …

2024-03-03: “If your life is a treadmill and you aren’t going anywhere, why is there one in your house?” …

2024-03-03: “He laughed like he meant it—he didn’t.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-03: Remember when Girl Scouts sold cookies door-to-door and the cookies actually had flavor? Now they …

2024-03-03: “If your life was perfect you wouldn’t strive for perfection. No one would. That should tell you …

2024-03-03: Concrastinate: v. - to attack a task or problem. The opposite of procrastinate. #writing

2024-03-03: “Actually, a programming language should not be difficult to understand.” - Starting FORTH - Leo …

2024-03-03: I think I’ll make a peanut butter cheesecake–or try. However, I need a new springform pan. The old …

2024-03-03: Hm. There is a FORTH for a RaspberryPico? That might be fun for hardware control/IOT #raspberrypico …

2024-03-03: Current “AI” is about language models, not intelligence. Given this, even a parrot could be …

2024-03-03: Hm. Sports app also doesn’t have pre-season games… #sports #apple #failure

2024-03-03: I guess I can get some wings and run some errands now.

2024-03-03: “Do you smoke?” “No, I Chewbacca.”

2024-03-03: Time for some music. youtu.be/81lMAReby… #music

2024-03-03: Time to dig out my Leo Brodie FORTH books… #forth

2024-03-03: Success! I got gForth running, but I wasted a couple of hours trying to figure out why it …

2024-03-02: Who plans on sleeping in tomorrow?

2024-03-02: Back home again. Time to catch up and do laundry and such.

2024-03-02: Unlike yesterday, there is a long line to get into the show. Glad I’m registered. #fountainpen …

2024-03-02: Hm. A hotel run by kobolds. #writing #prompt

2024-03-02: Happy National Rescue Cat Day

2024-03-02: I should post about why bullet journaling doesn’t work for me. I should do a lot of things. #bujo

2024-03-02: Hm. Readwise has a read later app? May have to look into it.

2024-03-02: A followup. There are implementations of FORTH on RaspberryPi, including a “bare metal” one. I dont …

2024-03-02: “I have so much to learn that I am overwhelmed that someday I may learn it all.” #writing …

2024-03-02: Observed: Guy going for the Rasputin look: very long graying beard, short—cropped hair, loose black …

2024-03-02: If you wanted to look more sinister, what type of hat would be emblamatic of you? #writing

2024-03-02: Once the show opens up, I”ll make one last pass, pick up my repaired snorke, and then head for home. …

2024-03-02: Good morning. It”s a dark and rainy morning. At least it”s the weekend. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-03-01: Plan for tomorrow: — pick up my pen — head home

2024-03-01: “More people could use artificial intelligence.”

2024-03-01: Sausage flavored KitKats. I’m sure it’s a thing.

2024-03-01: Is clarified butter the same as defined butter?

2024-03-01: Never undervalue your worth. That’s for others to do. #life

2024-03-01: Those who don’t remember, are condemned to repeat it.

2024-03-01: “He was the old guy who looked like your grandfather and sat whittling on the front porch. But he …

2024-03-01: I really miss programming in FORTH. Maybe I should find a version that runs on #raspberrypi. Not …

2024-03-01: I’m not sure how much a vendor makes at a show like this, but I’m sure it’s not much even if they …

2024-03-01: “Life is hard enough without your help—so help.” #writing

2024-03-01: Hm Bob Heil died RIP

2024-03-01: Interesting Apple Photos can identify artificial animas. #apple #photos

2024-03-01: What word do you see?

2024-03-01: I just saw a VisionPro in the wild. Someone lugging a camera, MacBook, and VP at the Baltimore Pen …

2024-03-01: Are skinny jeans back in? I’m seeing a lot of old-folk in the hotel wearing them. Or maybe it’s a …

2024-03-01: What’s your favorite color? Purple-like colors don’t count. And no, purple isn’t mine.

2024-03-01: This ink needs to be used on white paper, not cream. Majestic Maple Syrup. #fountainpen

2024-03-01: Someone should make a gelato pen. #fountainpen

2024-03-01: I did find someone to fix the Schaeffer snorkel. So the trip was a success. #fountainpen

2024-03-01: More vendors this year, but so far no crowds. Baltimore Pen Show. #fountainpen

2024-03-01: Baltimore Pen Show haul day 1 Pilot Decimo White (M) a color I don’t have. Light here makes it look …

2024-03-01: How do you plan on wasting time this weekend?

2024-03-01: I haven’t used Pocket in ages. Thought I’d launch it to see if I have stuff I forgot about. Ugh it’s …

2024-03-01: I wish iOS apps supported theming above and beyond dark/light/auto. Yes, i know they can but few do. …

2024-03-01: “The key to a worry-free life is to replace your worries with smaller ones. Then iterate.” #writing

2024-03-01: Hanging out in the lobby and doing some plotting. (Story ideas, not the evil kind.) #writing

2024-03-01: Is CrackerJack still a thing? Back in my day it had real toys that you could have fun with and …

2024-03-01: Happy National Dadgum That’s Good Day Yes, it’s a thing. How is your dad’s gum?

2024-03-01: You know that day when you look forward to a hotel breakfast and you end up with soggy turkey bacon? …

2024-03-01: It’s Baltimore Pen Show day. I’ll be wandering around and gawking a lot. #fountainpen

2024-03-01: Good morning. Help someone today, even if you yourself needs help. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-29: When your expectations don’t match reality, stress results. #life

2024-02-29: Be adaptable. Not being so is a sign of rigidity and freezing at critical moments. #life #success

2024-02-29: Photo up photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-02-29: HP wants to rent you a printer by the month at $36 per. Seriously? I worked for HP {not printer div, …

2024-02-29: I planned on editing while at the pen show, but it turns out I forgot to bring it… ugh. I guess I …

2024-02-29: Why me? The woman next to me is demonstrating all of the iPhone’s ringtones at full volume for a man …

2024-02-29: I hope I’m not coming down with something. I had lunch then crashed for an hour.

2024-02-29: Late lunch. Potstickers #food

2024-02-29: “Tattered Memories of You” should be a title. #writing

2024-02-29: Observed: Some people have never heard of earphones or airpods, apparently. Guy next to me is …

2024-02-29: “Dead people are about as much as you, but at least they don”t keep complaining.” #writing

2024-02-29: Hm Necromancer being made by Apple? That might be interesting. #apple

2024-02-29: Take advantage of the fact that you can still read my books. One day, you’ll be too old to …

2024-02-29: I should learn to cook something new next week.

2024-02-29: “It’s not a slippery slope if you stay on solid ground.” #writing

2024-02-29: Observed: Guy who is obviously too cheap to afford a decent disguise, and opted for old TV western …

2024-02-29: Happy International Underlings Day. I could use a few.

2024-02-29: Just checked in. Traffic was fairly decent.

2024-02-29: PSA: It’s a birthdate, not a birthday. Get it right. You don’t celebrate the Thursday on which you …

2024-02-28: Maybe, one day, life will make sense. But I don’t think so.

2024-02-28: Just had some salmon that looked as white as chicken. Way overcooked. Ugh. #food

2024-02-28: “She was the type that if she removed her glasses, let her hair down, started using making, and …

2024-02-28: Graph your family, friends, and acquaintences on a scatterplot. Use “closeness” as one axis, and …

2024-02-28: Too many allies make an army. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-02-28: I never considered myself funny, but people still laugh at me.

2024-02-28: There aren’t enough Gregorian chants nowadays. #music

2024-02-28: “He wasn’t a brick in the wall. He was one brick shy.” #writing

2024-02-28: Who or what menaces you?

2024-02-28: “We are all held ransom by obligations and responsibilities, time, and our own fears.” #writing …

2024-02-28: No one returns to the ordinary world after a journey unless there is no growth. Without growth a …

2024-02-28: “People always tell me to listen to my heart. All I hear is the arhythmia.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-28: What did people ever do before pagers/beepers?

2024-02-28: Have you noticed that ideas seem a lot more interesting when you’re half-asleep? Luckily, I had an …

2024-02-28: Haven’t seen @odd on micro.blog. Hope he’s ok.

2024-02-28: Time to free-write and eat something. I’ve been in the midst of wind and rain and running errands.

2024-02-28: Happy Inconvenience Yourself Day

2024-02-28: Good morning. Busy day today before the pen show. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-27: Switch 2 launch title will be an Animal Crossing open world MMO. #nintendo

2024-02-27: If it’s not broke, don’t break it.

2024-02-27: The Gathering: The evil has been released (from the collar). #feral #cat

2024-02-27: How many babies were born on the Death Star?

2024-02-27: “Never eat with your enemies. Use a fork or spoon instead.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-27: It’s going up to 66 today. Spring? I don’t think so, but close.

2024-02-27: Hello. Conflict is only good in fiction. Stay calm. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-26: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS — Python — editing — errands

2024-02-26: Lucrative has the same root as lucre. #words #grammar

2024-02-26: Every day is a chance to be happy. Be happy. It’s better than the alternative. #life #success

2024-02-26: Those who can, play. Those who can’t play, manage. Those who can’t manage, talk. #sport

2024-02-26: “Just because you’re not dead doesn’t mean you’re doing the right thing or are lucky. Iniertia is …

2024-02-26: Why does every blog/podcast/etc have “a special guest”? What makes them so special? Why not have an …

2024-02-26: “The Vampires of Tarantualvania” should be a story/title. #writing #prompt

2024-02-26: What was the last thing that you have laughed at?

2024-02-26: Any kid can ask their mother, “Why is the sky blue?” It takes a genius to ask, “Why is the sky up?” …

2024-02-26: Never underestimate the power of the pun.

2024-02-26: The Gathering Update: Kittens are like kids. They are full of energy, eat a ton, want attention, and …

2024-02-26: I question publishers who allow “A Novel” as a subtitle for a novel. #writing #publishing #failure

2024-02-26: The new Apple Sports app actually lets you manage a team… #apple #sport

2024-02-26: Yes, dork swagger is a thing.

2024-02-26: “When he swaggered in, it told everyone in the restaurant that he was a dork.” #writing

2024-02-26: “He stamped his foot in anger. It ended up in Brisbane.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-26: I should write a pulp story. #writing #shortstory

2024-02-26: The one main complaint I have about the SuperNote text recognition is its page-at-a time, rather …

2024-02-26: SuperNote text recognition is really good, but my handwriting is still too inconsistent to make it …

2024-02-26: The Baltimore Pen Show is this week/end. I don’t have anything on my “need” list, but I’m sure I’ll …

2024-02-26: “She pushed all of his buttons. She especially enjoyed pushing the big red one marked ‘Do Not …

2024-02-26: “Son, you need either skill or luck in this world. God granted you with neither. You gotta work for …

2024-02-26: Late lunch time. I got my tax prep paperwork all done.

2024-02-26: What do you do to de-stress? (No, I’m not stressed. Just wondering.)

2024-02-26: “Life is just a seven day average.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-26: Your limitations are not the limitations that exist. #life #failure

2024-02-26: Happy National Personal Chef Day. Seriously? Who here has a personal chef?

2024-02-26: Oil flavors: I’m not sure about the last one… #food

2024-02-26: Back in my day, we used to have people we called “robber barons”. Whatever happened to …

2024-02-26: “We all jump through hoops so that we can jump higher.” #life

2024-02-26: Greetings. Breathe deep. Drink water. Push on. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-25: The Gathering Update: When I wasn’t looking, Marble stole the graham cracker I was eating with my …

2024-02-25:

2024-02-25: Take what you have learned and apply it to a similar problem. #life #success

2024-02-25: Yawn. Good morning. Not much sleep. Time fo the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-24:

2024-02-24: Happy Open That Bottle Night Yes, it’s a thing. No, I don’t celebrate.

2024-02-24: Find something to laugh about tomorrow.

2024-02-24: Don’t forget, you get an extra day in February this year to mess up.

2024-02-24: OK. I played a bit of Colostle.

2024-02-24: Watching a guy on TV that believes putting oil on your hands makes you act like you’re left-handed…

2024-02-24: The better question isn’t how do you detect an AI. It’s how do you detect a human/living organism? …

2024-02-24: A universe exists where traveling west is impossible. #writing #prompt

2024-02-24: Social media needs to implement a way to keep AI from following or interacting with you. That …

2024-02-24: Mind dump complete. 32.7 gigaquads dumped Cache reset.

2024-02-24: What would you admit if you could?

2024-02-24: If something is “earth-shattering”, why are we stil here?

2024-02-24: Misheard: My ant died…

2024-02-24: Cause and effect leads to cause and effect. The root cause is the so-called Bing Bang, or whatever …

2024-02-24: “I don’t know what I’m doing. But at least I’m testing options.” #writing #character

2024-02-24: “Connection. Could you live without it? You may have to.” #writing

2024-02-24: What if what you remember about yesterday is wrong? #writing #prompt

2024-02-24: “The future isn’t about AI. It’s about living your own life and making your own choices, making your …

2024-02-24: “Ideas are the sprinkles on life.”

2024-02-24: The Phillies. This year. Yay or nay?

2024-02-24: “He bought a pair of shoes because the man on the display told him to. He killed for the same …

2024-02-24: Which lasts longer? Sorrow or happiness? Anger or joy? Which causes more action? Why? #life

2024-02-24: You have to be the best you you can be. Be you. #life

2024-02-24: What is your favorite flavor of cupcake? Vanilla or chocolate are not valid as answers. Or cupcakes …

2024-02-24: Surprise is the realization that you’ve learned something new. #life

2024-02-24: Ask questions. Ask questions to which you believe you know the answers. You might be surprised, if …

2024-02-24: Is literature/music/art that doesn’t involve humans or human emotions relatable? Yes. Humans are …

2024-02-24: Happiness is just being content and accepting. Make someone happy. Accept them so they are content …

2024-02-24: Action makes you feel. Logical action makes you feel emotions that make sense. That is the gist of …

2024-02-24: “Parse the parsley, please.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-24: We live in a meaningless world. You don’t need meaning in your life, you need purpose. #life

2024-02-24: “Betrayal is in the eye of the beholder. I’m just doing what is good for me.” #writing

2024-02-24: Slow and steady may not win the race but it gets you further.

2024-02-24: I always find photographs of people showing teeth while smiling suspect. It’s like someone told …

2024-02-24: I should thank you all. Thank you for following and interacting with me. I appreciate it. It tells …

2024-02-24: I should play Colostle today. I need another scene. I should also play Battlecrest. #solorpg

2024-02-24: The smallest of tasks often lead to the greatest of failures. — ancient proverb I just made up.

2024-02-24: Have you ever wanted to start a new project, but realize you have enough on your plate and you …

2024-02-24: It’s warmer than it has been. It’s wetter than it is.

2024-02-24: “She rattled his brain as she throttled his neck.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-24: The Baltimore Pen Show is this coming week. Looking forward to it. I need to get out among people. …

2024-02-24: “Your heart betrays the darkness of your lie.” #writing

2024-02-24: Nibbage #fountainpen

2024-02-24: Anyone enjoying the weekend?

2024-02-24: “Your love turned my heart to dust.” #writing

2024-02-24: Hm. Just learned that one of the first responsibilities of the first commissioners of Dover,DE was …

2024-02-24: The Gathering: this is what I have to put up with now? #feral #cat

2024-02-24: Hello. It’s the weekend, rainy as it is. Enjoy your time here. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-23: Plan for tomorrow: — do stuff — edit stuff — write stuff — read stuff — eat stuff — play stuff

2024-02-23: If your socks could talk, what would they tell you?

2024-02-23: Be proud of all the evil you have not done.

2024-02-23: Time to switch it up. J.Herbin Clear (F) with Colorverse Felicette G. #fountainpen

2024-02-23: Hey! It’s Friday! Throw a party!

2024-02-23: Influencers are a viral disease.

2024-02-23: Happy Curling is Cool Day

2024-02-23: The Gathering Update: 7 days since Marble was incarcerated. I let her out of the guest room to …

2024-02-23: Hello. You live in a very small world. Get out of your own head. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-22: More evidence of Apple Nintendo youtu.be/tCMVFRwRi… #apple #nintendo

2024-02-22: Greetings humans. Greet the sun with a yawn. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-21: Eating is a good thing.

2024-02-21: They did it right. Water martini with a twist. #food

2024-02-21: Just ordered a water mattini. Lets see how they do.

2024-02-21: “Life is a biohazard.” #writing

2024-02-21: Observed: “He poured the music into his ear, holding up his phone so it pressed into the hammer and …

2024-02-21: Counter argument: if you invest, you desire control. #apple #nintendo

2024-02-21: I would really like Apple to invest, not buy, Nintendo. Apple needs better games. #apple #nintendo

2024-02-21: “Do not treat AIs as if they are the gods they are not.” #writing #ai

2024-02-21: The Gathering Update: It is Day 6 of Marble’s Incarceration. She’s a little love-bug. I plan on …

2024-02-21: Happy hours are like happy meals. Overpriced and sad.

2024-02-21: “He was a nerd. He was gummy.” #writing #throwawayline If you get it you are a kid.

2024-02-21: AIs can become sick, infected,and die. Anyone who tells you otherwise, is trying to sell you a …

2024-02-21: Hm… a hoppy mead? Or a ginger beer—beer with ginger? #brewing #mead #beer

2024-02-21: Hm. I just realized I haven’t brewed anything since last year. I should come up with something. …

2024-02-21: OVerheard: “i have to stop by and pick up drugs.” #writing #character

2024-02-21: I should stop by B&N since Im in the area. Not that I need anything, but I miss bookstores, even …

2024-02-21: I just did my good deed for the day. Help when you can. #life

2024-02-21: “My mother consumed all of her children.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-21: Observation: If you go where you used to go, everyone there tends to be as old as you are becuase …

2024-02-21: Observed: Never trust anyone who starts a conversation with,”In my experince…” they are trying to …

2024-02-21: I have overcome the lure of VisionPro. Mostly, because I cant come up with an app idea that isnt …

2024-02-21: “We are grown to make mistakes. Our forebears pass on the ability.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-21: “Weird is what other people aren’t.” #writing

2024-02-21: If its not obvious, I’ve never made sticky buns. Maybe I should so that I can say that I have. …

2024-02-21: Happy National Sticky Bun Day. How are these different from cinnamon buns? If you tell me they dont …

2024-02-21: Lets of stuff happens when you don’t pay attention. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-02-21: Photo up photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-02-21: “His life was a light umber verging on puke green.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-21: I hope everyone is having a better day.

2024-02-21: It’s one of those evenings. The restaurant is busy, but no good conversational snippets or …

2024-02-21: “The AI wants you to know that you’re even more an idiot than it is.” #writing

2024-02-21: “He was lost in the place between places.” #writing

2024-02-21: Today was full of personal stuff. I’m in PA now.

2024-02-21: Books are written to be read. If you keep a book from being read, you are not only censoring the …

2024-02-21: Time for the first meal of the day and some free writing.

2024-02-21: You don’t need stuff to do if you have stuff to do. #life

2024-02-21: Hm. Apple just released a free Sports app. But no NFL apparently. #apple #sport

2024-02-21: Apple rolls out post-quantum encryption (PQ3) www.wired.com/story/app… #apple #security

2024-02-21: Good morning. Bring the energy. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-20: I guess I should make lunch.

2024-02-20: Just because everyone and their grandmother’s dog has an AI, doesn’t mean your product …

2024-02-20: Good morning. Don’t be that other person. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-19: Nice review of “Out of Time” #books #sf

2024-02-19: “What happens to coffee if you don’t drink it?” “I wouldn’t know.”

2024-02-19: “Living is only half the problem.” #writing

2024-02-19: Just because something is trending doesn’t mean it’s worth doing/having. Don’t be a lemming. #life

2024-02-19: “My dad knew how to fly a plane.” “That’s no big thing. I’ve flown a lot. Most times in a plane.” …

2024-02-19: Just because you win, it doesn’t mean you’re a winner. #life

2024-02-19: Back in my day women played against men in tennis. What ever happened to that? #sport

2024-02-19: Beach volleyball is a thing Beach soccer/football is a thing. Why aren’t beach hockey and beach …

2024-02-19: If you have a car chase, a scene through an empty parking lot is obligatory. #writing #wcreenplay

2024-02-19: It’s President’s Day here in the US. It’s a highly generic holiday.

2024-02-19: “There are others.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-19: Nibbage #fointainpen

2024-02-19: The morning zoomed by and I ain’t takin’ zoom calls. Do people still do those?

2024-02-19: Happy Prevent Plagiarism Day

2024-02-19: Ugh. It’s Monday. Yay! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-18: Happy Thumb Appreciation Day

2024-02-18: Back in my day music came from something called a phono-graph.

2024-02-18: Hm. Orange marmalade and rosemary should go really well together. Maybe I’ll try some on the bread …

2024-02-18: Great crust. Nice flavor. #baking

2024-02-18: Pretty ugly exterior. Looks decent inside. Taste? #baking

2024-02-18: I threw a dough together. Very haphazard of me. Normally, I measure and weigh. I got lazy. I’ll see …

2024-02-18: Time to switch it up. Another Stafford I restored (EF) w/Diamine Writer’s Blood #fountainpen This is …

2024-02-18: Good morning. Do something relaxing today. There is enough stress. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-17: Anyone enjoying the weekend?

2024-02-17: Playing a game of One Deck Dungeon #game

2024-02-17: Hey peeps, it’s your season.

2024-02-17: Just because you can go fast doesn’t mean you can go far. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-02-17: PSA: Do not order spicy/hot wings when your hands are covered in kitten-claw wounds. Razor blades …

2024-02-17: Don’t judge a person by what they read, unless they read to confirm what they believe. #life #books …

2024-02-17: What snow we received overnight (2 inches) is now gone. That’ how life works, even for the …

2024-02-17: Incite people to learn. #life #success

2024-02-17: Plan for this afternoon: — Play Colostle — Play One Deck Dungeon — Spend time with Marble — Make …

2024-02-17: “We all make mistakes. I prefer making milkshakes.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-17: I’m tempted to publish an anthology. I know enough writers… #writing #anthology

2024-02-17: The Gathering: Marble, has calmed down post surgery and is a fun kitten that loves affection. Of …

2024-02-17: Your Plot is Fractal mythcreants.com/blog/your… I had a feeling this was true, but glad to …

2024-02-17: What are you looking forward to in the next few months?

2024-02-17: What is it with people? I’m the only one in the restaurant for lunch. Two guys show up and sit right …

2024-02-17: Hm. I’ve wanted to write a pulp story. Maybe C3 is a good enough reason. #mdc3con #writing #pulp

2024-02-17: I guess I need to start thinking about writing a short story for this year’s Creatures, Crimes, and …

2024-02-17: Well, my primary and backup fountain pens both ran out of ink today. I guess I need to ink up …

2024-02-17: It’s time for some food and free-writing. What’s everyone up to today?

2024-02-17: Time to switch it up. Platinum “Cool” - Blue (M) w/ Diamine Blue Velvet. #fountainpen

2024-02-17: Nibbage #fountainpen

2024-02-17: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-02-17: Good morning. Huzzah! It’s the weekend. Rejoice! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-16: Plan for tomorrow: — keep Marble company — play some games — read — errands

2024-02-16: OK. I was looking for a baumkuchen recipe. It’s beyond my means. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baum… …

2024-02-16: Vicious Rumor: Apple announces iOS 20 at WWDC this year, instead of 18 because of all the major …

2024-02-16: Spent the day hanging out with Marble, the feral while coding and doing other stuff. She’s now …

2024-02-16: I just snuck in a two hour nap. I guess I won’t be accomplishing anything today. Oh, have a happy …

2024-02-16: The Gathering: Interesting night. I slept in the room where Marble is recovering. She’s not happy …

2024-02-16: Yawn. Good morning. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-15: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS — editing — make bread dough — keep Marble company in the guest room

2024-02-15: Marble isn’t happy. #feral #cat

2024-02-15: Everyone can have an idea, not many do anything with the ones they have. #life

2024-02-15: Sometimes you have to step outside yourself to grow. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-02-15: “Take your life offline.” You can read this two ways. #life #writing

2024-02-15: I miss going to Cupertino/San Jose. #travel #business

2024-02-15: I still need to do a bunch of editing today.

2024-02-15: Observed: “He grabbed his head as if his hair was going to fall off in shock.” #writing #character

2024-02-15: The Gathering: Just got a text from the vet. I get to pick up Marble at 2. #feral #cat

2024-02-15: “The snowman melted my heart.” #writing

2024-02-15: “My dog don’t hunt like that.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-15: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-02-15: When was the last time you had a really good cavort?

2024-02-15: It’s time to eat and free-write.

2024-02-15: Happy St. Skeletor’s Day Look it up.

2024-02-15: Presented without comment.

2024-02-15: Good morning. Blue skies this morning. Keep good thoughts. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-14: Plan for tomorrow: — tax stuff — iOS UI stuff — editing — pick up Marble from the vet and settle the …

2024-02-14: If you act without knowing how or why you are acting, you’re just floundering. At least a fish knows …

2024-02-14: If you don’t do anything with the information you have, you’re just collecting stuff. #life

2024-02-14: Bear on Mac is having problems this morning… #bearapp

2024-02-14: Happy International Book Giving Day

2024-02-14: Hello. Welcome. You’ve come to the wrong place. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-13: I’m thinking a VisionOS app that displays a 3D bookcase with 3D readable books would be enough …

2024-02-13: Now that we have VisionOS, it would make sense to bring back skeuomorphic design into the UI to help …

2024-02-13: Tomorrow will be a big day (well, at least interesting for me). “Out of Time” comes out on …

2024-02-13: Heh. I’m now getting spam texts from “Branding Advisors.” Note how this uses “we” and “our” when …

2024-02-13: People who want more time are usually the ones who keep wasting it. #life

2024-02-13: Time for some tea

2024-02-13: “My imaginary friends got tired of me talking to them and told me to shut up.” #writing …

2024-02-13: “The more people that act lemming-like, the easier it is to predict and control their behavior. The …

2024-02-13: “There is nothing mysterious about being dead. You just lie there and enjoy the sensation.” #writing …

2024-02-13: “Let’s go to Virginia for a funeral.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-13: The reason some people dance and perform is to draw attention from their inability to sing. #music …

2024-02-13: Hm. French Onion Soup with a minuscule bit of ground cloves. That should work. #food

2024-02-13: I’m a decent cook. This is my new take on my own cooking. “Gordon Ramsey has never said he didn’t …

2024-02-13: I should creat something called “CloseAI”, a script that just trolls and insults you. People, on …

2024-02-13: Back in my day, vaccinations were like tattoos.

2024-02-13: Sometimes, my humor falls flat. Even for me.

2024-02-13: It’s strange that, here, in the US Progressive makes soup and sells insurance.

2024-02-13: I’m slowly getting my tax stuff together. It was easier when I had a job. :/

2024-02-13: It’s a weirding weather day. The sun is coming out.

2024-02-13: I think I need to make some Shepherd’s pie this week. I have some potatoes and meat I should make …

2024-02-13: Everyone has a story. Most, however, center around going to work, coming home, sleeping, partying, …

2024-02-13: Marble at the vet. #feral #cat

2024-02-13: Overheard: A guy on the cellphone arguing about which sibling is their mother’s favorite. Really. …

2024-02-13: I’ve never been to Mardi Gras. I’ve never been to the Mummers’ Parade. I don’t have much of a life, …

2024-02-13: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-02-13: “I’m trippin’!” “Well, watch where you’re going then.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-13: “Life is a work of fiction. Everyone makes it up as they go.” #life #writing

2024-02-13: The Gathering: I got Marble, one of The Three (kittens), to the vet. I get her back on Thursday. …

2024-02-13: Well I got flurries this morning. Along with the downpour. Either way it’s been cold and windy.

2024-02-13: Happy Get a Different Name Day

2024-02-13: Good morning. Keep working. Keep helping. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-12: So, anyone still using their VisionPro? #apple

2024-02-12: The Gathering. It seems we have a new member. He looks like the brother of the one who adopted me. …

2024-02-12: Blueberry scones out of the oven #scones

2024-02-12: OK. I’m expecting the Switch 2 release announcement on Mario Day next month. #nintendo #switch

2024-02-12: It’s mundane. Tomorrow will be tuesdane.

2024-02-12: Happy National Lost Penny Day

2024-02-12: The Gathering Update: Well that was exciting. I got Speck, one of the feral kittens into a carrier …

2024-02-12: Good morning. It’s Monday. Don’t bemoan the weekend lost, look forward to the one to …

2024-02-11: Plan for tomorrow: — tax stuff — errands — iOS UI stuff — edit stuff — eat stuff

2024-02-11:

2024-02-11: Vicious Rumor: Apple to retire Macs and MacOS next year to focus on iPad and VisionPro. #apple #mac …

2024-02-11: Don’t let yourself down. #life #success

2024-02-11: I finally won a solo game of Tiny Epic Galaxies. #game

2024-02-11: Just because someone doesn’t show appreciation, doesn’t mean you haven’t done the right thing. #life

2024-02-11: “The single drop of blood swirled and floated downward in the martini glass.”

2024-02-11: It’s not enough to be doing something, you have to now what you’re doing. #life

2024-02-11: At least the Yomu (ereader) widgets work.

2024-02-11: Enjoy your day. It’s all yours.

2024-02-11: Life is mysterious, confusing, frustrating, and painful. But only if you aren’t living. #life

2024-02-11: Name all of the butlers you have hard of, Alfred, Jeeves, etc. What other “manservants” are famous? …

2024-02-11: Observed: He looked like the old guy from Tron 2. #writing #character

2024-02-11: Here, in the US, chain restaurants, among others, only know how to steam broccoli. It’s cheap, easy, …

2024-02-11: “I am not a number! I am a free man! I am not Number Six.” “So what is your SSN, passport number, …

2024-02-11: If you’re trying to settle scores stop keeping count. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-02-11: “Murder is easy if you think you can get away with it.” #writing

2024-02-11: Some people think outside the tesseract, some the box. Others, think outside the triangle. Some are …

2024-02-11: Keep your mind and body active. Stay hydrated. Stay upbeat (not optimistic.) Stay sane.

2024-02-11: Service: something you want to pay someone to do because you have money or are lazy.~

2024-02-11: I wonder if Apple has shifted away from health. #apple #wwdc #visionpro #health

2024-02-11: There’s a game today I plan on playing Tiny Epic Dungeons. #game

2024-02-11: “Given the choice, I wouldn’t make it.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-11: What’s the last good music (good singing, playing, etc), not performer/dancer/cavorter that you have …

2024-02-11: “‘I’m not a hoarder. I have a clean and uncluttered house.’ ‘Yes, but have you seen your closet? …

2024-02-11: Some people are hoarders. Some people are data hoarders. Some people consume. Which are you? #life

2024-02-11: Country (western) music is for people who think malt liquor is a beer.

2024-02-11: Be happy that you’re around to be happy. That’s enough of a reason. #life

2024-02-11: “Life is a luxury afforded to few.” #writing

2024-02-11: Compliment a stranger today. Just do it and see what happens.

2024-02-11: How do you track progress? Or do you? If you do, is it objective or how you feel about what you have …

2024-02-11: I’m finding cross-stitch causes me to be uncomfortably relaxed and focused. Origami seems to …

2024-02-11: A trip to PA is in my future. I should book-a-room.

2024-02-11: Stop what you are doing. Observe how everyone and everything is reacting to what you have done. …

2024-02-11: “The being loomed large, power and energy washing over the planet. ‘Do not speak my name.’ ‘Why …

2024-02-11: “The reason they grill you is to put you on the hot seat.” #writing

2024-02-11: And my handwriting has vastly improved since I started writing consistently with a fountain pen. Not …

2024-02-11: Fountain pens keep waste and throwaway pens out of landfills. Still, they haven’t kept me from …

2024-02-11: “Silence is a spot three inches in front of you.” #writing

2024-02-11: Don’t throw the baby out with the dishwater.

2024-02-11: Happy National Pork Rind Appreciation Day

2024-02-11: Back in my day we had shareware. This before app stores, malware/spyware/adware. Before development …

2024-02-11: Time to switch it up. A piston-filler Stafford I restored, (EF) w/ Colorverse Dusty Roads. Nice pen. …

2024-02-11: It’s supposed to be warmish today. I guess I should get out into it. That means I’ll …

2024-02-11: Good morning. Be compassionate today, even if you feel like blowing up. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-02-10: Plan for tomorrow: — Today part 2

2024-02-10: Happy International Cribbage Day I remember playing it in college…

2024-02-10: Played a solo game of Skulls of Sedlac. Didn’t do very well. #game

2024-02-10: Remember. There is tea in team.

2024-02-10: Accept your density.

2024-02-10: Anyone know of a commercial ebook store that does not have DRM? #book #ebook #epub

2024-02-10: Even the Apple Books widgets are borked. #apple #books #failure

2024-02-10: Ugly looking. The cheese looks wrong somehow. Time to taste. Tastes good. But the crust is too …

2024-02-10: Pizza crust in the oven. Pizza in the oven. I don’t have good feelings about either. #food

2024-02-10: I’m making an orange, pear, and grape smoothie. Stay hydrated.

2024-02-10: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-02-10: Yomu is almost perfect for my purposes. But it doesn’t import Amazon kfx files or read Apple DRM. …

2024-02-10: I found a decent replacement for Apple Books, but unfortunately Apple uses DRM/encryption to store …

2024-02-10: Good morning. Make the most of the weekend. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-09: I wonder how many people actually do meal planning for the week. #food

2024-02-09: I’ve been looking for a better ebook reader than Apple Books. I’ve found an app called …

2024-02-09: I wish Apple would fix Books instead of trying to sell books. I find that I can no longer see the …

2024-02-09: What plans have you come up with for the weekend? Are you going to watch the game? Or Taylor Swift? …

2024-02-09: It’s Friday eve. Time for a small glass of my coffee espresso mead. #mead

2024-02-09: Have the fires in Canada from last year stopped? We down here in the lower states haven’t heard.

2024-02-09: Plan for tomorrow: — try to bake pizza dough alone to see how it tastes and comes out. — try to bake …

2024-02-09: Relax. You’re at the high point of your day.

2024-02-09: Discovered this in the grocery app. Autocorrect for the win?

2024-02-09: If you can’t find humor around you, make your own. #life #success

2024-02-09: “He had a great lawn. He loved snorting grass.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-09: “The truck pulled up and unloaded its load of dead bodies on his front porch. The cement mixer …

2024-02-09: How I will you spend this weekend? I plan on saving it for when I need it.

2024-02-09: I’ve said this before… Once you have most of the money, it becomes worthless.

2024-02-09: Yes, it’s that kind of day.

2024-02-09: Who you beg money from, says a lot about who you are. #life

2024-02-09: The current state of AI is analogous to reading entrails. Both give you results but can cost lives. …

2024-02-09: Just because a program can answer questions that you either can’t, won’t, or are too lazy to …

2024-02-09: Understanding is not the same as parsing. #ai

2024-02-09: It’s not AI if you have to ask or tell it what to do. #ai

2024-02-09: Sport “anyalists” are just people who sit around and talk about the game. It’s not that they know …

2024-02-09: To celebrate the Lunar New Year tomorrow, I’m having Asian Zing wings.

2024-02-09: The one thing my parents taught me was to look both ways when crossing the street. Well, my parents …

2024-02-09: My thoughts are my own. They are given to me by the giant rubber-like squirrel from another …

2024-02-09: I hope we see a more unified UI experience between MacOS and iOS/iPadOS at this #wwdc The current …

2024-02-09: A Poem —— He was tired. He was retired. All the tread was gone from his life. #writing …

2024-02-09: You’re going to mess up sooner or later. Try to make it later. #life #success

2024-02-09: The spike in VisionPro posts across the multiple social sites I visit seems to have subsided. Either …

2024-02-09: How is everyone feeling today? Remember that the no matter what happens in the SuperBowl, Taylor …

2024-02-09: Do it before time runs out! Get your copy of “Out of Time” …

2024-02-09: Sometimes the best thing you can do is care for yourself. #life #success

2024-02-09: Hm. It looks like it’s probably not something I want to try. It’s more involved than a normal sac or …

2024-02-09: I was going through stuff and came across a Schaeffer snorkel pen that I never repaired. I guess I …

2024-02-09: I think I’ll try making Thai shrimp and pork dumplings this weekend. #food

2024-02-09: Are you still writing January on your checks? .~

2024-02-09: Productive morning. I’ve earned the right to eat lunch.

2024-02-09: I hate XCode. It gets stuck “Preparing…” every time I connect to a device. The only way …

2024-02-09: Happy National Pizza Pie Day. I hadn’t planned it this way, but I’m planning on baking …

2024-02-09: I’m hunkering down to fix a bug in my app. #ios

2024-02-08: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS — get ingredients to make dumplings and pizza — edit

2024-02-08: Happy Laugh and Grow Rich Day Someone in marketing must’ve made this one up.

2024-02-08: Appreciate the pets and animals around you. #life #success

2024-02-08: Meyer lemon in bloom #plant

2024-02-07: PSA: Just because you’re on TikTok, it doesn’t make you an expert in anything.

2024-02-07: So, who plans on getting out of bed tomorrow?

2024-02-07: Encourage someone you wouldn’t normally think of encouraging. Do a good deed. Everyone needs …

2024-02-07: PSA: Don’t wear VisionPro while driving, flying a plane, operating heavy machinery, or in the …

2024-02-07: Update on The Gathering. #feral #cat

2024-02-07: I’ve Been Remiss auteureist.com/page-3/bl… #writing

2024-02-07: “I don’t need to scrye your future. Your entrails will be enough.” #writing

2024-02-07: Writing prompt: Intelligent zombies that look normal and move just as fast as you. #writing #prompt

2024-02-07: Thank you all for putting up with me here. No one puts up with me in real life ;) You, all, have a …

2024-02-07: “Stand up for others before you stand up for yourself.”

2024-02-07: Yes, I’m still trying to learn to sketch/doodle. I can sort of draw a straight line, which means I …

2024-02-07: “The frying pan is mightier than the sword, in limited circumstances.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-07: Happy e Day. Euler get it or not.

2024-02-07: “Welcome to the planet. Your job is to protect it and everything on it. Oh! You’re from Marketing? …

2024-02-07: There is a difference between what you think and how you emotionally react to what you think. Learn …

2024-02-07: Valentine’s Day is next week, when the country goes all Barbie.

2024-02-07: I want to learn to make an edible pizza dough. Every time I try it comes out disgusting regardless …

2024-02-07: How many friends are too many?

2024-02-07: “The two voices in my head stopped arguing. I think one of them is dead.” #writing

2024-02-07: I’m tempted to sign up for a VisionPro demo, but then it would be tempting to just give in and buy …

2024-02-07: Nibbage. #fountainpen

2024-02-07: This year’s WWDC should be interesting. I’m guessing most of it will be VisionPro focused (heh). …

2024-02-07: If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will. #life #success

2024-02-07: Hello. It’s Wednesday. It’s like Tuesday, but less so. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-06: Productive day today. Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — Python stuff — Editing — Free-writing — …

2024-02-06: Cinnamon raisin bread. #baking

2024-02-06: How much did you accomplish today? Was it worth it? #life

2024-02-06: The sun is as cold as the air today.

2024-02-06:

2024-02-06: Happy National Chopsticks Day …I think the national chopsticks are in the Smithsonian…

2024-02-06: Good morning. Adopt a house plant today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-05: What is your favorite winter drink, apart from coffee?

2024-02-05: If you don’t look at the negatives, the positives may not be worth the effort. #life #photography

2024-02-05: Overheard: “If you aren’t going to get anywhere, you may as well stay home.” #life

2024-02-05: Mind dump complete. 1.7 gigaquads dumped. Cache cleared.

2024-02-05: Waves move up and down. If waves traveled, the oceans would soon be lower than they are and the …

2024-02-05: A hero isn’t someone who wants attention and to be honored. It’s the others that want to force it on …

2024-02-05: What do you do to de-stress? How often do you? Why aren’t you doing it now?

2024-02-05: If it weren’t for the cold, it would feel like summer.

2024-02-05: You don’t need a reason to be happy. You need a reason to be not happy. #life

2024-02-05: The problem with sport(s) is that once you win, you then have to go through winning again. It’s a …

2024-02-05: The Enter key on my Smart Keyboard is refusing to accept my requests. I have to pound it into …

2024-02-05: How many friends are too many? How many are two few? What is the Goldilock’s zone? …

2024-02-05: “If you don’t drink water throughout the day, you will be a mere shell of yourself.” #life

2024-02-05: He pulled her to him. “You know what I like about you? You haven’t tried to kill me.” “Yet.” …

2024-02-05: It’s time to get started on taxes and that will determine vacations.

2024-02-05: I’m looking forward to the Baltimore Pen Show. It’s pretty much the same each year, but I always …

2024-02-05: “I keep people at bay. Old bay.” Not even worth a #throwawayline hashtag #writing

2024-02-05: Decisions decisions. #food

2024-02-05: He sat on the stoop. Barney, his friend, sat next to him. Barney sighed a sigh so heavy with …

2024-02-05: Do you agonize of important decisions, or do you go with your “gut”?

2024-02-05: Crosswords: what my parents had for me when I was born.

2024-02-05: Writer’s need an imagination, or at least a sense of humor. If they don’t have either, they need …

2024-02-05: Valentine’s Day is a week from this Wednesday Who are you going to massacre?

2024-02-05: I’m also playing through Colostle. I’m enjoying it. I’m thinking I’ll post my adventures once I …

2024-02-05: I spent some time last night reworking The Scrying Game cards to make things more playable. I’ll …

2024-02-05: The VisionPro people have gone silent…. The Matrix now has them. Lots of buzz the first day, now not …

2024-02-05: A struggling author isn’t one who writes. #writing

2024-02-05: “Do not boil over when you can simmer. Do not simmer when you can steam. Do not steam when you can …

2024-02-05: Time to be annoying and eat lunch.

2024-02-05: Why does it always have to be Monday?

2024-02-04: Back in my day we had something known as a “reclusive billionaire”. I miss those days.

2024-02-04: I just played and won a game of Ugly Gryphon Inn. Woot! #game

2024-02-04: Hm. Cool. That’s easy. Pitcher plants can easily be propagated by cuttings. Perfect. #plants

2024-02-04: I think I need to propagate one of my pitcher plant’s it’s getting cumbersome. #plant

2024-02-04: Bird! Tufted titmouse. #bird

2024-02-04: “The mountains you have to move are the ones inside yourself.” #writing

2024-02-04: Hello. It’s Sunday. Goof off! You’ve earned the right. Just do it safely. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-02-03: Is this the year the iTunes Store will be renamed or disappear? #wwdc #music #itunes #apple

2024-02-03: “He wasn’t ahead of his time. He was afraid of his time.” #writing

2024-02-03: Plan for tomorrow: — relax — recharge — read — recreate.

2024-02-03: Time for some music. youtu.be/pFDdQ0z0x… #music

2024-02-03: “The purpose of life is to remind you that death awaits.” #writing

2024-02-03: Seriously, it’s not hard writing understandable error messages and solutions. #programming #failure

2024-02-03: As my dad used to say, “Get out of here!”

2024-02-03: Did a bit more cross-stitch. Caught a mistake and had to undo one stitch. I’m going to call that one …

2024-02-03: Trust the universe. You can’t do anything about it anyway. #life

2024-02-03:

2024-02-03: Happy Take Your Child to the Library Day

2024-02-03: Hello. Enjoy the weekend. Don’t be judgemental. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-02: What game are you going to play this weekend? Electronic or otherwise.

2024-02-02: Show gratitude to those who help you, no matter how small what they do. #life #success

2024-02-02: Subscribe now and we’ll send you a free groundhog. Hurry, this offer is limited. Just include $3 …

2024-02-02: IWoohoo! I finally upgraded my MiyooMini + to OnionOS. This is the + next to the original. Crappy …

2024-02-02: You don’t have to be religious, or even a Christian, to be moral. #life

2024-02-02: PSA: It’s Friday. If you survived this far, you have the weekend to look forward to.

2024-02-02: Weird question: In the Apple App Store, how are search result sorted? It’s not alphabetical. Anyone …

2024-02-02: If you want, you can pretend it’s Tuesday.

2024-02-02: Happy Hedgehog Day

2024-02-02: I’m seeing a lot of the same old existing apps for VisionPro. Not much innovation app-wise, …

2024-02-02: Greetings humans. Go about your human things. TIme for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-01: “Your life is an echo from the past.” #writing

2024-02-01: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — edit. — write — bake — Python — practice cross-stitch — read

2024-02-01: There is no requirement for the people you befriend to befriend you. #life #success

2024-02-01: Take a ripe/overripe banana. Blend it smooth. Mix in with hot chocolate. Add marshmallows. You’re …

2024-02-01: When was the last time you fought and defeated true evil? I doubt anyone has.

2024-02-01: “Sometimes you have to churn out stuff before you get butter.” — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-02-01: It’s been that kind of a week.

2024-02-01: I hope he knows the book is about hamsters… lol #book #writing

2024-02-01: I wonder if I should learn Danish. I can guess at a lot of the words given my knowledge of German. …

2024-02-01: I’m still waiting for the Switch 2 announcement. #nintendo

2024-02-01: African violet

2024-02-01: So, are people having fun with their new VisionPros? #apple #visionpro

2024-02-01: Maybe I’ll bake something tomorrow. Maybe some cookies or cupcakes. #baking

2024-02-01: Anyone having fun this Thursday? If so, why aren’t you sharing any of it?

2024-02-01: If you are set in your ways, your ways will set you. #life #failure

2024-02-01: If you make the rules, you aren’t allowed to break them.

2024-02-01: Salad consumed: romaine, roasted corn, tomato.

2024-02-01: Happy National Get Up Day

2024-02-01: I’m ready for the weekend. I’ve been ready all week.

2024-02-01: I miss seeing people at courses, conferences and conventions. This always online thing doesn’t work …

2024-02-01: Happy February 1, 2024. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-01: Good morning. It’s a book and coffee kind of day, but I have things to do.

2024-01-31: Make some new memories tomorrow.

2024-01-31: I did find my smoothie book and danish recipes cookbook…

2024-01-31: I seem to have misplaced my scones cookbook…

2024-01-31: No moment is more important than any other, except in your mind. When you see that you set yourself …

2024-01-31: If you can’t have fun, what can you have?

2024-01-31: I feel it’s time for Apple to have another musical guest at WWDC this year. They are overdue for a …

2024-01-31: “The chili was hotter than the woman who sat across from him and talked about how she had found …

2024-01-31: Remember when we hoped Trump would be arrested?

2024-01-31: Back in my day when someone talked to themselves, we considered the person “strange” or insane, or …

2024-01-31: A’Tuin #writing #throwawayline #discworld “The Great A’Tuin slowed, tired. He had seen it all and mostly it had been nothing; just empty …

2024-01-31: Plot is what happens. POV is who sees it happening. Voice is who says it’s happening. Theme is what …

2024-01-31: I’m hoping VisionPro is more affordable later this year, but I doubt it will be. I guess it depends …

2024-01-31: Lunch stuff

2024-01-31: “She couldn’t sing, but she could market herself as a singer. She had learned as a child, that …

2024-01-31: “Everyone has a toolbox: carpenters, artists, writers, terrorists, and the weird old little grandma …

2024-01-31: “Walking past the dais, he missed the point of his own presentation.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-31: How to improve your writing: “He felt he couldn’t take any more of the fight.” vs. “He cringed as …

2024-01-31: What could this be? #ios #ipados

2024-01-31: I write because I enjoy the process. I like making stories up that are fun, for me at least. I’m not …

2024-01-31: It’s cold. It feels like winter. That’s because it still is.

2024-01-31: Feeding time. Free-writing time. Regrouping time.

2024-01-31: This is a reminder that this is a leap year, 2024. That also means the millimeter is somewhat …

2024-01-31:

2024-01-31: Happy Hell Is Freezing Over Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-01-31: Good morning. It’s Wednesday. Have a nominal day. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-30:

2024-01-30: Happy Yodel for Your Neighbors Day

2024-01-30: Is it the weekend yet?

2024-01-30: It’s been a productive morning. I deserve to eat.

2024-01-30: What life skill do you need to learn?

2024-01-30: My indoor Meyer Lemon is full of buds. So is my lime tree. #plant

2024-01-30: Personality is what you project and it can change. Character is what you are and drives personality. …

2024-01-30: Hm. Apple sold 200,000+ VisionPros? That’s pretty good, methinks. #visionpro

2024-01-30: Hello. Don’t bemoan Tuesdays. They’re not as bad as Mondays. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-01-29: Time to switch it up. Kaweco Art Sport - Pebble Blue (B) w/Kaweco cartridge. #fountianpen

2024-01-29: Everyone . It’s nap time. Then cookies and milk.

2024-01-29: Creativity is more than just combining stuff. Originality is being able to create in vacuuo. Current …

2024-01-29: Overheard: “My mother had the mouth of a bass.” #writing #character

2024-01-29: I’m seeing a lot of “Consent is sexy” posts on Mastodon. You know what’s better? Saying No and …

2024-01-29: I should drop a copy of “Out of Time” at my local library. #books #library

2024-01-29: Anyone going somewhere new and exciting on vacation this year? I’m dull and boring.

2024-01-29: WANTED: A sense of humor. The one I have struggles and refuses to be tied down.

2024-01-29: “He was my favorite husband. He died without a fight.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-29: “Her husband occasionally had a heartbeat. It was, however, irregular as were his bathroom habits.” …

2024-01-29: “His wife was a fossil. Not only did she wear an extinct watch, but she was a dinosaur.” #writing …

2024-01-29: “The mouse had a mousetache…” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-29: The 2024 election?

2024-01-29: Writing prompt: Ian Fleming is abducted by aliens who think he’s Arthur Conan Doyle. #writing …

2024-01-29: “He sipped from the glass. He was the only one who used a glass, others used their fists to hold the …

2024-01-29: “The Raven and Fetid Foot” Would make a great title or a British pub name. #writing

2024-01-29: First drafts are never as good as you think they are. #writing

2024-01-29: “His parents were gone. He’d never see them or hear his mother’s laugh or father’s yelling at him. …

2024-01-29: Many authors are so concerned about form, genre, POV, voice, and all the other technical stuff that …

2024-01-29: Pre-order your copy of “Out of Time”, while there is still time. …

2024-01-29: Justin Timberlake now looks like Elon Musk.

2024-01-29: I hate XCode. Programmers need to learn to write simple English error messages. #xcode

2024-01-29: Stay upbeat. Stay healthy. Stay hydrated.

2024-01-29: Greetings. Appreciate those around you. Tell them they have helped you. Do so when they do or after …

2024-01-28: Unachievable goals are called dreams. #life

2024-01-28: Did some more cross-stitch today. I’m slowly getting into the rhythm of it. Also played a solo …

2024-01-28: Good morning. Weekends are under appreciated. Time for the ceremonial coffee

2024-01-27: Happy National Chocolate Cake Day …the only good kind of chocolate.

2024-01-27: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-01-27: Japan is getting pounded by more earthquakes.

2024-01-27: Plan for tomorrow: — relax — read — play games

2024-01-27: “He was a preacher. He preached the truth, not the beliefs and religions others found convenient.” …

2024-01-27: Have you ever noticed that whenever someone (here in the US) says, “That’s what I’m talkin’ about!”, …

2024-01-27: It’s a weird world. I just ran into someone who had bought one of my books… And I’m definitely not …

2024-01-27: What’s trending in your life? Not what’s trending in the stuff you follow?

2024-01-27: Overheard: “This French Onion soup is going to be like hot lava.” I guess he’s eaten a lot of hot …

2024-01-27: When you name your child after your favorite sauce…

2024-01-27: The Gathering is still coming every day. Spot’s kittens are growing fast. They enjoy napping and …

2024-01-27: “He sighed. ‘My parents told me I was an afterthought.’” #writing #character

2024-01-27: “Her cherry perfume was like the cough syrup his mother forced down his throat when he pretended to …

2024-01-27: My snark level has been low lately. I must be down with something. And I’m not using “down with” in …

2024-01-27: Getting shrimp instead of wings, IKYWW.

2024-01-27: “He was dropping verbs like it was grammar school.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-27: I’m just scribbling stuff and letting the trapped ideas loose to roam the Earth where they can reek …

2024-01-27: “You don’t need a reason to smile, especially if you’re a psychotic villain.” #writing

2024-01-27: Just discovered the music of “Two Steps To Hell”. Seems like it would be good for running, …

2024-01-27: “Just because you’re a performer doesn’t make you a good singer. Just because you’re a writer …

2024-01-27: If you have to compete to win, you’ve already lost.

2024-01-27: I changed my mind and decided to eat something healthier than wings.

2024-01-27: #ai

2024-01-27: I think I will sally forth, or even gloria forth and eat some wings and do some free-writing.

2024-01-27: If you spend your day thinking about the life you want, and the wonderful person you will one day …

2024-01-27: Be grateful, not for what you have but for everything and everyone. #life #success

2024-01-27: Good morning. Get outside today beyond the walls. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-26: It’s Friday. It’s time to relax.

2024-01-26: If you’ve forgotten, here’s a reminder. It’s Friday. Let it go.

2024-01-26: Exploring ideas for a vacation/writer’s retreat this year.

2024-01-26: Humans are incapable of experiencing objective reality. #life

2024-01-26: Greetings. It’s going up to 70ºF this Friday. Hunker down! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-25: Compassion is a strength to be shared. #life #success

2024-01-25: “Why did you ask me out to dinner if you didn’t want to hear me talk?” “I thought you were hungry.” …

2024-01-25: How long do you need to remain inactive to be considered dead?

2024-01-25: “The rarest breed is the one left standing.” #writing

2024-01-25: “The old hag sighed as she glanced up at the old wooden cuckoo clock. Her stomach rumbled. She …

2024-01-25: “The stand of tall pines forced the perspective upward, to a point. Then they stopped.” #writing

2024-01-25: “When was the last time you played with your kids?” “I don’t have kids.” “What did you do with …

2024-01-25: “He laughed at her. He died almost instantly.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-25: “The irony was that all of his clothes were rumpled.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-25: “If it’s obvious, it should be stated.” #life

2024-01-25: “I miss mud pies. They were a lot better when I was growing up. They had real flavor back then.” …

2024-01-25: I miss the days of farce in books and media. Oh right, pretty much on current media is farce, but …

2024-01-25: “There are two kinds of people. Those that stand out in hope of gaining a benefit, and those who …

2024-01-25: Lots of next-book editing this morning. A new game scene written. Food still in-the-queue. I should …

2024-01-25: I’m contemplating food and working on another scene in my Colostle story. #writing #game

2024-01-25: “Make mistakes no one else has. Otherwise, you’re just part of the crowd.”

2024-01-25: Well, it’s 63ªF here today. The snows have melted away. The fog and drizzle give a moistness to the …

2024-01-25: I’m editing “Coins of Destiny - I - AL” after a couple of years on the shelf. I like what I’m …

2024-01-25: The purpose of language is to differentiate.

2024-01-25: Hello. Find some quiet today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-24: I should really reread “The Way of the Peaceful Warrior”.

2024-01-24: Inspire creativity.

2024-01-24: Notice the world around you. Many ignore what surrounds them. #life

2024-01-24: Hurry up and do something.

2024-01-24: “Panic gripped him. His was the sacrificial moustache. He ran.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-24: There is rarely a perfect time. The best you can hope for is now. #life #success

2024-01-24: Happy Library Shelfie Day Yes, it’s a thing…

2024-01-24: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-01-24: Set up my Aerogardens to grow some herbs and petunias.

2024-01-24: Go out of your way and do something nice for someone or something.

2024-01-24: Greetings. It’s a gray day. Fog and rain are prevalent. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-23: Tomorrow feels as if it should be Friday.

2024-01-23: Here’s a good review of the SuperNote Nomad. youtu.be/0bUUuqb-n… #eink #writing

2024-01-23: “I ask myself the weird questions. That’s how I know I’m breaking new ground.” #writing

2024-01-23: I opened the deck door and two of The Gathering came in. I gave them some food. Spot and her kitten, …

2024-01-23: Your time isn’t valuable if you’re wasting it. #life #failure

2024-01-23: Everyone talks about “writing to reader’s expectations.” That is important, but what gets you …

2024-01-23: Bringing something in your life “full circle” just means you haven’t learned anything #life #failure

2024-01-23: Just because you can hang on the rim doesn’t mean you can dunk.

2024-01-23: How would a professional fencer with a knife go up against a professional swordsman with a sword? …

2024-01-23: “We never go to Brooklyn.” “Why?” “It’s too far from the Bronx.” #writing #character

2024-01-23: It’s the small things that either inform or trip you up. #life

2024-01-23: Overheard: “I’d like blue cheese with celery.” It feels like a matter of priorities. Most ask for …

2024-01-23: “If you can’t predict the future, much less tomorrow, you don’t deserve to be here.” — -Harry Seldon

2024-01-23: Vicious Rumor: Apple researching building retractable USB C charging cables into iPads. #apple

2024-01-23: Frothy milk or frothy beer?

2024-01-23: Thank you all. I know you have a choice of whom to follow and interact with. The fact you’ve chosen …

2024-01-23: How do you know when you’re wearing a VisonPro?

2024-01-23: “He sat on the porch. It rode the crest of the wave, reminding him of the rollercoasters of his …

2024-01-23: “Life grows old when you get bored and old. To stay young, stay interested and engaged. The old are …

2024-01-23: I guess I should eat something today. I’ve gotten a decent amount of things accomplished.

2024-01-23: When life gives you salad, be the rabbit.

2024-01-23: I’ve started another book; not the one I’d planned. I’ve started playing Colostle, and what I’m …

2024-01-23: Do you have a favorite equation? Why? Mine is probably the quadratic, because it’s the first one I …

2024-01-23: Curse you autocorrect and Perry the Platypus! Let’s try it again: “Our emotions are just thoughts …

2024-01-23: “Our emotions are just thoughts and responses to stimuli. You don’t have to their sergent. You can …

2024-01-23: Time for food and writing.

2024-01-23: My books are now contributing to my shelf in a significant fashion. Need to publish more. #writing …

2024-01-23: I switched gears this morning and did some work on my stock tracking app in Python. #python

2024-01-23: Anyone remember when Apple tried to have apps with built-in mini-app ads and even had a framework? …

2024-01-23: Just a reminder if you’re looking for a different kind of Valentine’s Day gift… …

2024-01-23: Happy National Sticky Toffee Pudding Day Never had any…

2024-01-23: Good morning. Celebrate the day, no matter what it brings. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-22: “Do not fear your illusions, or those of others. There is enough of reality to fear in this world.” …

2024-01-22: I never knew Christoper Lee could sing—and well. youtu.be/Eh42GbHcK… #Music

2024-01-22: Success. I think I have the basics.

2024-01-22: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — Python stuff? — House stuff — food stuff — writing/editing — relax …

2024-01-22: It must be Valentine’s season. All the diamond ads have kicked in.…

2024-01-22: The Van Allen Belt is on fire! Someone call Admiral Nelson!

2024-01-22: Not sure why I like this. youtu.be/DxM6gD-NU… #music

2024-01-22: It’s time for an iLife apps refresh at WWDC this year. #wwdc

2024-01-22: “When night falls it shatters your mind. Fear the darkness.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-22: “His was a heaping helping of hate. Anger and animosity mixed with a casual amalgam of envy, …

2024-01-22: Oreo, the tamest of The Gathering is enjoying the winter view. #feral

2024-01-22: What parts of you need to be healed, mentally and physically? Do you even know? What are you doing …

2024-01-22: Components are in the slow cooker. Beef stew in process.

2024-01-22: I think I’ll make some stew today. It’s a good stew day. It was 16ºF this morning.

2024-01-22: Greetings, O’ frozen ones. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-21: I just discovered that LitRPG exists as a writing genre. #writing #litrpg

2024-01-21: Time for some Talking Heads.

2024-01-21: “I am stronger than you look.” #writing

2024-01-21: Information without insight is just useless data. #information #knowledge

2024-01-21: Tracking information, events, and data is only meaningful if you plan to do something with it. #life …

2024-01-21: Interesting. The weather forecaster said, “…unseasonably cold weather…”. It’s winter. It’s supposed …

2024-01-21:

2024-01-21: It’s neither the good nor the bad times that bring meaning and define us, it is normal times where …

2024-01-21: Greetings, human icicles. Be kind to each other and the animals trying to survive in the cold. Time …

2024-01-20: Be what you are.

2024-01-20: Happy Penguin Awareness Day

2024-01-20: What are you going to procrastinate tomorrow?

2024-01-20: Bread out of the machine. A bit underdone; going into the oven to finish. But, boy, is it SOUR. …

2024-01-20: Hm. I can’t remember the last time I saw an African violet for sale. Maybe they’re an endangered …

2024-01-20: SuperNote now integrates with OneNote, if you’re interested. #eink

2024-01-20: Remember when people used to spend the entire day on Zoom calls?

2024-01-20: It’s a perfect day for fresh warm bread, but I’m feeling lazy so I’m using the bread machine to make …

2024-01-20: The point of life is to enjoy it when you can.

2024-01-20: Make good memories—for others. #life #success

2024-01-20: Photo up. #photography photosaday.visualnewt.com

2024-01-20: Good morning, all. Welcome to the weekend. We had 7” of snow for the most snow in the area. Yes, The …

2024-01-19: There is a Pickles of the Month subscription box?

2024-01-19: It’s a good time for some hot apple cider.

2024-01-19: Yes, it’s snowing

2024-01-19: Guacamole made and consumed.

2024-01-19: Ok I’m all in on the new Animal Crossong MMO coming with the Switch2

2024-01-19: A fox just trotted by in the snow. I’m don’t see them often.

2024-01-19: Happy Brew a Potion Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-01-19: “She kissed me the way my old aunt who hates me kisses me.” #writing

2024-01-19: Good morning. Another 2” of snow so far. It’s a stay home and off-the-roads kind of day. Time for …

2024-01-18: Plan for tomorrow: — Python stuff — editing/rewriting — make guacamole — read

2024-01-18: And no, a thesauraus is not a kind of dinosaur.

2024-01-18: Happy Thesaurus Day

2024-01-18: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-01-18: The darkness comes.

2024-01-18: Excruciating decisions often lead to insignificant consequences. #life

2024-01-18: Lunch consumed. Ideas and conversations accumulated. Time to run errands.

2024-01-18: Be happy you aren’t the guy next to you who is losing money while playing blackjack on his smart …

2024-01-18: This is why I go out to eat. There is a lot of fodder. I can’t make this stuff up. #writing …

2024-01-18: Overheard: “I want a salad. What kind of salads do you have?” Obviously, someone who can’t be …

2024-01-18: Overheard: “I didn’t drink until I retired.” #character #writing

2024-01-18: Are you a good person writing mostly about good people, or a bad person writing about bad people? …

2024-01-18: If you don’t get a VisionPro in 2024, are you like a DOS developer working on old tech in 2001? …

2024-01-18: Misheard? “You don’t have to be rich to drink Margeritas. #character #writing

2024-01-18: There are a lot of lonely people in the world. AI can be the friend they need to comfort while …

2024-01-18: Is it too early for WWDC predictions/rumors? I think not. — mostly VisionPro focused. — new …

2024-01-18: What have you learned this year (2024)? I learned I can draw a straight line. #win

2024-01-18: I think I’ve got the hang of drawing/sketching a straight line. For me, that’s an accomplishment. I …

2024-01-18: “Your new life is out of delivery, but is expected to arrive late due to snow.” #writing …

2024-01-18: I’m leaning toward bypassing #phillyete this year, for the first time. The rebranding/new venue is …

2024-01-18: Empty your mind. I take that as literally as possible. An empty mind is a set of freshly laundered …

2024-01-18: “The phlegm was a rainbow of viscosity. It flew, projectile-like, to splatter across the small, …

2024-01-18: “Sometimes, I wonder about humans and what they must be suffering through to be so stupid.” #writing

2024-01-18: “Back in my day we had dumb terminals. They terminated things and people. Now we have smart phones …

2024-01-18: Would you rather book a room or have a room of books?

2024-01-18: “The squirrels nested in the upper canopy. That’s what caused the parachute to fail.” #writing …

2024-01-18: “Why grandma, what long earrings you have.” “Why the better to stretch my lobes to compensate for my …

2024-01-18: “Humor exploits personal pain, either the narrator’s, yours, or someone else’s. The most honest …

2024-01-18: Have you ever written a play? Was it ever produced? If the answer is no, there is no need to …

2024-01-18: “No one cares about your backstory, unless they care about you. Even then, most of the time, they’ve …

2024-01-18: Stupid writing prompt: “Your character has a podcast they hate. What makes them persist?” I see a …

2024-01-18: Overheard: “It’s my sister’s birthday.” “Happy birthday.” “She passed.” #wriitng #character

2024-01-18: “If the way forward is foggy, your footsteps will lead you back. Sometimes, even a single step will …

2024-01-18: “The woods are full of shortcuts. But if you choose to take one, remember they weren’t made by you …

2024-01-18: “The best you can do is the best you can do. Unless, of course, you lie, cheat, and steal.” #writing

2024-01-18: I should book a room for the Baltimore Pen Show in March. #fountainpen

2024-01-18: Tomorrow, I’ll start rewriting/editing “Coins of Destiny - Book 1 - AL” I should remind people that …

2024-01-18: The Gathering Update: Yes, The Gathering has been showing up in the frigid cold. I gave them a bit …

2024-01-18: Time to run some errands and get some food to consume.

2024-01-18: I just posted a quick update on The Scrying Game blog. #gamedev

2024-01-18: NIbbage #fountainpen

2024-01-18: I’m tired of origin stories in movies, books, etc. It’s pandering to the reader. Flame …

2024-01-18: Hello. Be grateful for the cold and snow. At least it’s not a giant meteor slamming into your …

2024-01-17: Plan for tomorrow: — avoid becoming an ice block

2024-01-17: Brutal cold all week with more snow on the way.

2024-01-17: Salad consumed.

2024-01-17: Time to switch it up. Franklin-Christoph 66 Pocket Ice (M) w/ Manyou Kikyou #fountainpen

2024-01-17: Hail and well met! Well, maybe not hail, but snow and and frigidness.Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-16: So, VisionPro or Switch2?

2024-01-16: Having a cup of match tea with some cheese crackers. It’s that kind of day.

2024-01-16: Do writers make good DnD players?

2024-01-16: Happy Printing Ink Day

2024-01-16: It’s definitely a soup and sandwich kind of day. That’s for later. It’s coffee time now.

2024-01-16: Hello. Everyone panic! Drive crazy! There’s an inch of snow on the ground. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-01-15: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — writing/planning — baking something — staying home and out of the …

2024-01-15: I’m not sure I’ll bother with #phillyemergingeast this year :( Usually, it’s good, but they seem to …

2024-01-15: Hm. #phillyete is at the Phila Science Center… not sure I like that. They’ve rebranded and are now …

2024-01-15: Responsibility isn’t what others demand of you, it is what you demand of yourself. #life #success

2024-01-15: “‘My life would be so much better if the kangaroos would stop attacking.’ Sighing, he tossed another …

2024-01-15: KitKat (candy) in Japan is a lot more interesting, and at the same time a lot more boring than the …

2024-01-15: A sufficiently large sample set approaches reality as a limit. #life

2024-01-15: What’s your go-to non-electronic game? #game

2024-01-15: News crawl: “Eagles begin playoff run.” It’s a bit late in the season to begin a playoff run, …

2024-01-15: You have to look for the humor and weirdness in life. Actually, you don’t have to look very far.

2024-01-15: lol. She then asked if she gets free refills. #character

2024-01-15: Observed: A woman bemoaning there is no bartender and the lack of service. When the server shows up, …

2024-01-15: It’s a nice day for soup, a glass of wine, a good book, and avoiding death. Yes, I have a weird …

2024-01-15: “Drive safely. Drive hard. Live safely. Live hard.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-15: Well, we may get snow for the first time in 3 years… #dover

2024-01-15: If you aren’t writing what you like you’re working for someone else. #writing

2024-01-15: The narrator is not the author. The story’s “voice” is that of the narrator, not the author. The …

2024-01-15: The crazy drivers are out and it’s not even snowing yet. Humans are weird.

2024-01-15: It’s frigid out. Still no snow, however.

2024-01-15: Happy National Bagel Day

2024-01-15: Greetings. Do you know how to properly panic if it snows? Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-14: Release the crackers.

2024-01-14: If you’re feeling cold, just add 272º to Cº. That should warm you right up. #weather #kelvin

2024-01-14: The opposite of perfection isn’t failure. #life

2024-01-14: Articulate problems and solutions accurately and objectively. #life #business #success

2024-01-14: Time for a smoothie.

2024-01-14: It’s going to be cold all week. All temperatures in ºF

2024-01-14:

2024-01-14: Hello. Be kind. You don’t need a reason. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-13: I’m desperately hunting for a good apple pie. Unfortunately, my kitchen is bereft of such …

2024-01-13: “The best way to look at a problem is upside-down.”

2024-01-13: What is your go-to meal on a weekend? Mind tends to be evolved flying dinosaur appendages. #food

2024-01-13: I can’t wait for teleporters. Then I could go on vacation without all the check-in lines and sitting …

2024-01-13: I’m having “fun”. Whatadaboutyou? And no, I don’t know what “fun” is, so this must be it.

2024-01-13: “Sell my soul? Sure. If you believe I have one—that’s free money. Sell my principles. Never!” …

2024-01-13: At this point, the AI really can’t do anything that a human couldn’t. The question becomes, could …

2024-01-13: Yes, I know I have a weird sense of humor. What’s your excuse?

2024-01-13: Observed: “I just wanted to share with you. I didn’t want to discuss or argue about it.” “So you …

2024-01-13: “Charles Dickens sat, quill in hand. He scribbled: ‘He was the worst of dads. He was the best of …

2024-01-13: We treat AIs the way we treat corporations. We assume they are intelligent and independent entities …

2024-01-13: “Sometimes you sit and wonder why you are doing what you’re doing. We call that work.” #writing

2024-01-13: I’m writing something I’ll probably never publish. It’s based on playing Colostle. For me, it’s a …

2024-01-13: If you’re wondering what the non Crystal version of the A6x2 looks like. It’s not transparent. Yes, …

2024-01-13: Someone asked about SuperNote OCR. It’s good. It works offline, without the internet. It also keeps …

2024-01-13: I’m finally playing around with linking notes in SuperNote. I really haven’t had a need to use it …

2024-01-13: Working on something new. #writing

2024-01-13: Anyone remember PDQ Bach? youtu.be/MzXoVo16p… #music

2024-01-13: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-01-13: “The people on social media are like having visitors that refuse to leave when it’s time for you to …

2024-01-13: “He was soft and weak, like bread dough that had been allowed to proof way too much and had …

2024-01-13: Happy National Rubber Ducky Day Do you still have yours?

2024-01-13:

2024-01-13: Greetings. Party like it’s the weekend. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-12: The longer you let your demons live, the larger they grow. Slay your demons early. #life #success

2024-01-12: Determining why you do something is as important as knowing the what and how. #life #success …

2024-01-12: Sometimes, the small thing you hate to do matters a great deal to someone near to you. #life …

2024-01-12:

2024-01-12: Everyone thinks they are right. It takes bravery to admit or even think that you’re wrong. #life

2024-01-12: “Steal Your Dreams” #writing

2024-01-12: Do you ever wake up wishing you could play the piano?

2024-01-12: Welcome to Friday. You can now start the slack-off period. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-11: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS refactoring — study bridge — study swing trading — Python stuff — reading — …

2024-01-11: Remain useful. #life

2024-01-11: I don’t miss the ex bird site. I thought I would. The fact I don’t have to continually …

2024-01-11: Someone complained: “The portions are getting smaller.” That’s like saying, “Everying is more …

2024-01-11: Don’t allow others to set your value. Your worth isn’t measured by what you accomplish, and …

2024-01-11: “He was all natural. Even his teeth were gold.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-11: Nibbage. Too many point source lights here. #fountainpen

2024-01-11: What’s the difference between NY strip and the Las Vegas strip?

2024-01-11: Heh. Just got a spam call telling me I’m invited for a radio interview. When I look it up, it’s very …

2024-01-11: I can’t justify buying a VisionPro at the current price point and use case. Anyone want to buy me …

2024-01-11: Going through the motions wastes and ignores time. No wonder you never have enough. #life #failure

2024-01-11: Observed: He blew his nose, it sounded like a goose. I wonder what all the geese on the lake would …

2024-01-11: “How do you like your burger?” “In my mouth, fed by vestal virgins.” Nah. that would give me strange …

2024-01-11: This morning, I was able to draw a straight line without being able to imagine one. I just let my …

2024-01-11: Hm. There is actually a place called Londinium and it happens to be in London. Wasn’t that where …

2024-01-11: Hm. Does Apple Maps have a scale? You know, 1” = 1 mile, type of thing? I can’t find one. It would …

2024-01-11: Wasn’t there a 70s band called SEO Speedwagon? They had a song called “I Do Wanna Know”. #music

2024-01-11: These weather fluctuations are doing nasty pressure headache things. It’s like being sucked out of …

2024-01-11: Missed marketing opportunity: The restrooms at Outback restaurant should be called Outhouses. …

2024-01-11: It’s tax season. Ugh.

2024-01-11: Time to eat stuff. Time to make some notes before I forget. I’ve got a bunch of ideas for the third …

2024-01-11: Happy National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

2024-01-11: “Greed drives people to risk when the fearful cower and hide.” #writing

2024-01-11: “Fear and greed. That’s all that matters.” #writing

2024-01-11: Time to switch it up. Taccia Granite Stone - Green (F) with Rohrer Klinger Alt Goldgrun. …

2024-01-11: Greetings. Make room for fun. Clear out your garage. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-10: How weird is too weird?

2024-01-10: Nothing lasts forever, so enjoy everything for as long as it lasts. #life

2024-01-10: “Unseen troubles are the deadliest.” #writing

2024-01-10: Have a cookie. I won’t tell anyone.

2024-01-10: Truth

2024-01-10: Take stock of the good in your life. #life #success

2024-01-10: It’s not the amount of time we have, but what we do with the time we have that matters. #life

2024-01-10: If you have employees you hate, they probably hate you as well. #business #failure

2024-01-10: “Bring out your dead! Two for the price of one—today only!” Apologies to Monty Python #montypython

2024-01-10: “You can control everyone if you can predict everyone. The problem is that humans rely on technology …

2024-01-10: “The bird was drunk. Why else would she hit on me? But man, she could sing.” #writing #noir #pulp …

2024-01-10: I’ve thrown “time-blocking” into the trash. It doesn’t work for me since I’m not tied to deadlines …

2024-01-10: Almost solved.

2024-01-10: “He went to Niagara Falls expecting to get married, but instead he found himself tumbling and …

2024-01-10: Plan for this afternoon: — study/read more on swing trading — study/read more on bridge bidding (not …

2024-01-10: Anyone feeling annoyed today? You’re the cause. #life

2024-01-10: “The sky was never bluer. In fact, it was pitch black. The stars were all visible. The Earth’s …

2024-01-10: Hm. Valentines Day sales and decorations are up. We go right past Groundhog Day? What’s the world …

2024-01-10: “The snarl on his visage spoke louder than the blubbering and stuttering of this flustering.” …

2024-01-10: Hm. Is Pizzaria Uno still a thing? We used to have one in Dover.

2024-01-10: “Don’t reinvent the wheel. You’ll just make it angry.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-10: “The wind tussled his hair—not that his hair needed any help. Still, it made him feel free and …

2024-01-10: “If you don’t change, upgrade yourself through life, you will end up like every other bit of …

2024-01-10: “Free will is just the mind trying to feel unique.”

2024-01-10: Anyone wanna solve this? #puzzle

2024-01-10: I haven’t accomplished mush this morning. I’ve done a lot, but to what end?

2024-01-10: Happy Houseplant Appreciation Day

2024-01-10: Good morning. Embrace impermanence. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-09: If you plan on putting all your eggs in one basket, make sure all of the eggs are hard boiled. #life

2024-01-09: Storm passing through. Pressure headache incoming.

2024-01-09: Blueberry scones out of the oven. #baking

2024-01-09: Good morning. Just because you do what works, doesn’t mean it’s the best way to do it or …

2024-01-08: Be gentle with yourself. #life

2024-01-08:

2024-01-08: What did you do today that you want to remember next year? #life

2024-01-08: Happy National English Toffee Day It’s not just for the English…

2024-01-08: Have a big heart and an open mind. #life #success

2024-01-08: Time for a break. I’m accomplishing lots this morning.

2024-01-08: “People may not like your sense of humor, but at least you have one.” #writing

2024-01-08: Good morning, everyone. It’s better to be sympathetic than empathetic. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-01-07: It’s never too early in the year to contemplate vacations…

2024-01-07: Just realized tomorrow is Monday. There’s not enough of a weekend left.

2024-01-07: “Broken swords can still kill. So can broken people.” #writing

2024-01-07:

2024-01-07: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-01-07: Happy I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-01-07: Kindness doesn’t require “owing” someone. #life

2024-01-07: Good morning. Relax. De-stress. Regenerate. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-06: Do people still eat Jordan almonds, or is it a little old lady thing?

2024-01-06:

2024-01-06: It’s a hot chocolate kind of day. I think I’ll have some.

2024-01-06: The point of any contest or competition is to make you lose; either self-esteem, confidence, …

2024-01-06: — Slowly getting back into bridge. — Trying some basic origami — Practing drawing straight lines …

2024-01-06: What games are you all playing, electronic and otherwise: I’m still playing WoW, OW2, and Mario RPG …

2024-01-06: “If you can’t laugh at life, you’ll never laugh at death.” #writing

2024-01-06: “Winning is for those without a purpose.” #life #failure

2024-01-06: We crave what we have, but don’t realize we already have it, but it’s fallen behind the books in the …

2024-01-06: “He went to Vegas to gamble. He lost his life. This is his story.” #writing

2024-01-06: If you don’t empty your mind, how do you expect to have room to think? #life

2024-01-06: “He welcomed the new year the way he welcomed all of his unwelcome guests, with a slammed door in …

2024-01-06: “When you slam the car into a tree, you don’t blame the tree. You focus on the fact that you’ve …

2024-01-06: If you feel your life is inconsequential, don’t worry. It is. As is everyone else’s. Your life …

2024-01-06: “Laughter isn’t medicine. It’s a symptom.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-06: “When life gets difficult, you don’t go out and get a new one. It’s not like a pair of shoes that …

2024-01-06: You know those ads that talk about you becoming your parent? I just overheard a conversation right …

2024-01-06: There are two types of people: blue cheese and ranch.

2024-01-06: It’s a wintry day, apart from the rain.

2024-01-06: Hey! You! Eat some food!

2024-01-06: Farming Stories auteureist.com/page-3/bl… #writing

2024-01-06: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-01-06: Happy Fruitcake Toss Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-01-06: I’m sipping coffee, and watching The Gathering watch me from the deck. #feral #cat

2024-01-06: Hello. Make someone smile today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-05: Time for some Sabaton https://youtu.be/a_Il6nk_CaQ?feature=shared #music #history

2024-01-05: Time to switch it up. JetPens Chibi (F) with Monteverde Blue Horizon #fountainpen

2024-01-05: You set a trap in space. What do you catch? #writing #prompt

2024-01-05: Another productive day. I’m liking this new schedule of mine.

2024-01-05: It’s Friday eve. Time for a glass of mead.

2024-01-05:

2024-01-05: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-01-05: Happy National Bird Day. No, not Larry…

2024-01-05: Greetings. It’s Friday. Have a doughnut. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-04: “I don’t want to hurt his pride, so I’ll just have to kill him.” #writing

2024-01-04: Overheard: “I have no doubt, but i don’t know…”

2024-01-04: Be grateful. Be graceful.

2024-01-04: Happy Tom Thumb Day

2024-01-04: Observation: The more someone talks, the more someone tries to justify whatever point they are …

2024-01-04: When you trade your values for responsibility, you have no values. #life #failure

2024-01-04: Overheard: “What the point of minimum wage?” This from someone eating in a (granted it’s a chain) …

2024-01-04: Don’t make the assumption that what is fun for you is fun everyone else. Otherwise, it’s just …

2024-01-04: Trying to teach someone sensitivity is like trying to teach someone to fly. — ancient proverb I just …

2024-01-04: I re-recorded by voicemail greeting for the new year. I got tired of all the “publishing” spam. I’m …

2024-01-04: Learning is always a reason to refactor. #life #coding #success

2024-01-04: I should take a pass at rewriting my journaling app, but I have too much in my queue as it is. Onto …

2024-01-04: I want Apple to come up with a NoSQL abstraction layer like SwiftData. #db #data #apple #nosql

2024-01-04: Why would you want to change someone’s mind except to make them more like you? #life #failure

2024-01-04: … and no, opposi are not rodents. They’re marsupials.

2024-01-04: Overheard: “Are you ready for the Muskrat Dinner?” Yes, I live in Delaware, and yes, muskrat is a …

2024-01-04: If you struggle through life, you worry too much.

2024-01-04: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-01-04: Accomplished a lot this morning. I deserve to eat.

2024-01-04: Good morning. Carry on! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-03: If you’re wondering about the SuperNote Nomad, A6X2, here’s a good summary. …

2024-01-03: A high-stakes goal means that it is high-risk. Evaluate the risk-reward prior to committing to the …

2024-01-03: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS coding — learning — begin editing the next novel — eating stuff

2024-01-03: How do you celebrate your laziness?

2024-01-03: The good news is, humans are biodegradable.

2024-01-03: Yeah! That’s what I say. #xfinity #failure

2024-01-03: Time to relax. I didn’t get everything done that I wanted to, but I got most of it done. I guess I …

2024-01-03: Back in my day we got a free CD or two in the mail, whether we wanted them or not.

2024-01-03: Never trust anyone who isn’t responsible. Especially if they aren’t responsible for anything. #life

2024-01-03: — How many times have you failed? — How many times have you succeeded? — How many times have you …

2024-01-03: Fresh grated cheese seems to be an oxymoron. Cheese is never “fresh”.

2024-01-03: Some days you get up only to see the world for what it is. Then you go back to bed hoping it’s all …

2024-01-03: “I’ve got a full house, aces and twos. What do you have, pardner?” “Four live chickens, and two of …

2024-01-03: In 2024, I’ve been studying (an hour a day): — swing trading (I knew the basics before) — bridge …

2024-01-03: Just as a point of reference: COVID (2020) was 4 years ago. Time doesn’t care what you do or think.

2024-01-03: Your life is an open book until it’s closed.

2024-01-03: Happy Drinking Straw Day. There’s nothing worse than a drunk straw.

2024-01-03: Photo up photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-01-03: So far, 2024 has been good.

2024-01-03: Good morning. Appreciate yourself. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-01-02: “The top of the climb is where things start to go downhill.” #writing

2024-01-02: When was the last time you were chuffed as chips?

2024-01-02: “He stared at the eldritch horror. It was a live chicken.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-02: Remember when selfie-sticks were all the rage?

2024-01-02: “He had learned thirty-one ways to kill with a live chicken. He chose the deadliest of ways.” …

2024-01-02: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-01-02: Good morning. Now that the holidays are over or winding down, the real work begins. Time for the …

2024-01-01: “Your key to fun and excitement has been lost.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-01: If you like SF, you might enjoy my time-travel novel. #writing #books

2024-01-01: A properly made water martini #food

2024-01-01: Plan for tomorrow: — catch up on stuff — get back into the new routine.

2024-01-01: “If you stand on the shoulder of giants, aim for the jugular.” #writing

2024-01-01: Lunch consumed: +1 morale, -2health

2024-01-01: “If you could be anyone, why would want to be you?” #writing

2024-01-01: The smaller your goals are, the closer they are to each other, and the more likely you willl have …

2024-01-01: “He was a fearsome villain, one capable of defeating Batman. He was named after his backstory. He …

2024-01-01: Celebrate wisely. Oh, you did it too late?

2024-01-01: If you set goals, set minuscule ones. Those that you can achieve. #life #success

2024-01-01: “The reason bar fights rarely break out nowadays is that modern bars don’t have a huge mirror behind …

2024-01-01:

2024-01-01: I asked my server a standard question: what’s the weirdest eat drink some one has ordered. The …

2024-01-01: I should go to Philly more often, even if only for the great restaurants. Dover is known for chain …

2024-01-01: Time for lunch at an Irish restaurantant

2024-01-01: I just started relearning how to play bridge. #learning

2024-01-01: Don’t make goals if you don’t understand their consequences. #life

2024-01-01: Emotions and feelings are just forms of feeedback. Emotions and feelings are neither good nor bad, …

2024-01-01: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-01-01: Happy Apple Gifting Day … the fruit.

2024-01-01: Plan for today: — relax — walk around Old City — get some food — free-write

2024-01-01: Greetings! Happy New Year. Start the year pretending everything will be perfect ;) Time for the …

2023-12-31: Your actions need to follow your values. #life #success

2023-12-31: “When your life stands on the edge of a blade , make sure you are the one holding it.” #life

2023-12-31: Observations: they never show far ugly people in the crowd on TV during NY celebration. Or old …

2023-12-31: I want next year to be a safe and peaceful one for everyone, not just for some. There is too much …

2023-12-31: I had a nice dinner. It wass definitely a splurge. I sold a book or two, I think. Now I’m waiting …

2023-12-31: I met Henry Winkler’s doppelgänger.

2023-12-31: Even though it’s New Year’s Eve, I’m still free- that’s a water martini. #writing

2023-12-31: Happy New Year’s Eve.

2023-12-31: Looks like the sun has chosen to hide away.

2023-12-31: What do you expect from 2024?

2023-12-31: Good morning. Enjoy the last Sunday of the last weekend of the year. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-30: The end of the year is when the end-of-the-world wackos come out to play.

2023-12-30: Remember when the Apple home page was interesting? Now it’s just a store front. #apple #failure

2023-12-30: I haven’t baked a cheesecake in ages. I should do that soon, either my ouzo or a coffee cheesecake. …

2023-12-30: Plan for tomorrow: — dinner in Philly — watch fireworks — relax, read and free-write

2023-12-30: I miss physical newspapers.

2023-12-30: When did becoming an “influencer” become a good thing? #marketing

2023-12-30: If you are unwilling to change who you are, you will never learn. #life #failure

2023-12-30: Don’t make resolutions. Instead, change one tiny little thing on the way to your goals each day. …

2023-12-30: Life is what happens when you pay attention. #life

2023-12-30: Observed: Apparently, people actually schedule an afternoon nap. #writing #character

2023-12-30: It’s time to thank you all who follow and deal with me. It’s been a pretty good year for me, and I …

2023-12-30: Basketball nowadays is pretty bland. Mostly people just jockeying for position and passive shooting. …

2023-12-30: Do you journal? What do you journal about? Do you use a journaling technique, such as Bullet …

2023-12-30: Smile because you can, not because you have to.

2023-12-30: “He hunted the most dangerous of chickens in the darkest of alleys.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-30: “What are you going to commit to in 2024?” “A mental institution.”

2023-12-30: Who plans on sleeping all day on the 1st?

2023-12-30: I’m running errands. Time to eat some lunch, and do some free-writing. It’s definitely winter here, …

2023-12-30: Time to switch it up. Conklin All American Raven Black LE (1.1mm) with Colorverse Dark Energy …

2023-12-30: Make a resolution not to make resolutions. Just work on what you need to. #2024

2023-12-30: Good morning. Be grateful for the year you had. It could have been worse. Time for the ceremonial …

2023-12-29: If your actions don’t support your values, you’re lying to yourself. #life

2023-12-29: It’s hot chocolate time.

2023-12-29: Plan for tomorrow: — not much — review 2023 — plan 2024 — read — eat

2023-12-29: Welcome to the start of the weekend, and the end of another year.

2023-12-29: The more you investigate, the more you understand. #life #success

2023-12-29: Happy Still Need To Do Day

2023-12-29: Cool. New SuperNote Nomad works well with the bluetooth keyboard. Not as laggy as the old one, but …

2023-12-29: Woot! Preorders for “Out of Time” are up on most major sites. …

2023-12-29:

2023-12-29: The morning shift is here. Two of The Gathering #feral #cat

2023-12-29: Wisdom - #writing “Struggling up the snow-covered mountain, you reach the rocky peak. You scan the outcrop and …

2023-12-29: Hello. Welcome to the last Friday in 2023 you will ever experience. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-28: Plan for tomorrow: — wind down 2023

2023-12-28: Weird. YouTube went all Spanish on me. I don’t see a setting for language…

2023-12-28: Take responsibility for your time. #life #success

2023-12-28: Don’t take notes as you read, attend a class, etc. Take notes minutes afterwards. What sticks in …

2023-12-28: If you are about to give up on your dreams, you need new dreams. #llife

2023-12-28: “Do you sleep on a mattress?” “No, I sleep on sheets.”

2023-12-28: Celebrate being here. I don’t mean on social media. #life

2023-12-28: Everyone starts at the same place. Everyone ends at the same place. What happens in between is what …

2023-12-28: What noteworthy things did you accomplish in 2023. Feel free to toot your own bugle. #2023

2023-12-28: It’s a dark, dank, and dismal day here in Dover. I’ll score it a D.

2023-12-28: If you don’t know what you’re doing, claim you’re just being creative.

2023-12-28: Time for food and free-writing.

2023-12-28: Don’t forget your friends during this holiday season. It’s not all about family.

2023-12-28: Happy National Card Playing Day

2023-12-28: Happy Holidays - Writing Wrap Up - 2023 auteureist.com/page-3/bl… #writing

2023-12-28: Greetings. I’m planning on another quiet day here. We’ll see what Murphy comes up with. …

2023-12-27: Plan for a future you can achieve, not the future you think you want. #life #success

2023-12-27: Woot! A little late Christmas present showed up. I got my copies of “Out of Time”. Release date: …

2023-12-26: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS — Python — read — eat — errands

2023-12-26: The obvious is often so obvious, that people take it for granted whether it is correct or not. #life …

2023-12-26: Work on something that matters, either to you or to someone else. #life #success

2023-12-26: So, did anyone get a MacLaren yesterday?

2023-12-26: Hot chocolate with marshmallow time.

2023-12-26: “His life smelled of cheap whiskey and despair.” #writing

2023-12-26: Anyone remember WYSIWYG?

2023-12-26: “In Texas, every day is Halloween. That’s why they wear cowboy hats and boots into the office.”

2023-12-26: You have a choice. — Save 20% by buying stuff. — Save 80% by not buying stuff. Which do you choose? …

2023-12-26: “This is almost your last chance to buy stuff in 2023. If you buy now, we’ll give you a 20% …

2023-12-26: Now that New Year’s Eve is this weekend, what are your plans? Do you go out and party? Have a …

2023-12-26: “Welcome to the universe. It may be big, but it’s not as big as your ego.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-26: What are you not looking forward to in 2024? — COVID or other outbreak. — politics

2023-12-26: I need to come up with a new day trip for next year.

2023-12-26: The new SuperNote A5X2 is a lot snappier/faster. The writing feel is top-notch. It’s a lot slimmer. …

2023-12-26: I guess it’s now Valentine’s Day season. I’m seeing stores swap out Christmas stuff for Pink stuff …

2023-12-26: Success doesn’t mean there is nothing to learn from the attempt. #life #success

2023-12-26: “What goals are you planning for 2024?” “Goals? I don’t play football.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-26: Happy National Whiners Day I wonder if there’s a National Dhiners Day

2023-12-26: The Gathering: I put a small litterbox on the deck. Then this happened. Spot’s kittens decided it …

2023-12-26: It’s a lazy day here. Friends cancelled until maybe next week. Oh well.

2023-12-26: Greetings. Just because the holidays are drawing to a close doesn’t mean you have to go back …

2023-12-25: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS — reading — eating — playing games

2023-12-25: Well, Monday is done. What will Tuesday bring? I hope everyone survived the day.

2023-12-25: Anyone have a fun day?

2023-12-25: If you got gifts today, what was the best one? What was the worst one?

2023-12-25: Having a quiet day here. What’s everyone up to?

2023-12-25: Making granola this morning.

2023-12-25: The Gathering: Still shows up every day to stare into through the deck door. Spot’s kittens …

2023-12-25: Merry Christmas. youtu.be/HPdHkHslF… We still fight wars… #music

2023-12-25: Good morning. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. And happy holidays to everyone else. And to you, …

2023-12-24: Writing plan for 2024: – Publish two books (in addition to “Out of Time” which …

2023-12-24: Things I’ve settled on to learn in 2024: – cross-stitching – bridge – …

2023-12-24: You may be the protagonist of your life, but remember that all those around you have their own …

2023-12-24: Plan for tomorrow: — relax — eat — play games — read — make granola

2023-12-24: I hope everyone has a great holiday and a Merry Christmas, if you celebrate.

2023-12-24: Happy Christmas Eve to all who partake.

2023-12-24: I’m doing an extreme amount of not doing anything today.

2023-12-24: Is heavy rain composed of heavy water?

2023-12-24: Become what you need to be. #life

2023-12-24: Making a note of something you may need to know in the future is like keeping that old janky t-shirt …

2023-12-24: Reduce the number of decisions you have to make, and focus on making the right ones. #life #success

2023-12-24: Happy National Egg Nog Day

2023-12-24: The sun is struggling to make it over the clouds. #micro_blog

2023-12-24: Good morning. Happy Christmas Eve Day to all who celebrate. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-23: Sugar cookies are the worst cookies, followed by Snickerdoodles close behind. Flame on! #food

2023-12-23: Your actions are only relevant in the results they produce. #life #success

2023-12-23: Plan for tomorrow: — eat — read — play

2023-12-23: My present to myself showed up. The new SuperNote Nomad. Much faster, more paper-like feel (if …

2023-12-23: “If it weren’t for your mother, I wouldn’t even be your father.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-23: “You’re a big disappointment. We wanted a new refrigerator, but instead, we got you the year you …

2023-12-23: “Dad, why did you leave home? You made mom cry.” “No, son. You made your mom cry, that’s why I …

2023-12-23: “Son, you should live up to your potential. And that’s setting the bar pretty low.” #writing …

2023-12-23: “We all make mistakes. Your mom and I made a big one.” “You mean you shouldn’t have gotten married?” …

2023-12-23: With all the holiday automobile ads here in the US, one would think everyone was getting a new car …

2023-12-23: “I got you presents this year.” “I’d rather have your presence.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-23: “When did you become so boring?” “When I married you.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-23: OK. I’ve time-blocked my daily schedule for next year. I’m sure I won’t follow it religiously, but …

2023-12-23: Would you rather get a gift from the pharmacy or from the dollar store? No, I don’t get gifts there. …

2023-12-23: Compare your actions to your values. Think of it as a Venn diagram. The intersection is where you …

2023-12-23: Don’t wait for the new year to start something new. #life #success

2023-12-23: Greetings. Enjoy the weekend, whether you want to or not. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-22: What’s your favorite book? The one I haven’t read yet. #books #reading

2023-12-22: What do you plan on learning next year?

2023-12-22: Life as a Service

2023-12-22: Plan for tomorrow: — play some games — errands — free-write — read

2023-12-22: The weekend is here. Time to wind down what you’re doing so you don’t have to do it for the next few …

2023-12-22: Woo hoo! It got here! #food

2023-12-22: Let go of perfection. #life #success

2023-12-22: It’s a new season. Look after yourself.

2023-12-22: Good morning. It’s the first day of winter here. It looks and feels it. Time for the …

2023-12-21: Be selective of your inputs, social and others. If you aren’t you’ll amount to GIGO. #life #success

2023-12-21: Plan for tomorrow: — more work on the writing app: iOS — Pythoning — reading — continuing to plan …

2023-12-21: Progress is just a delta. It can be a positive or negative delta. Whether it’s good or bad progress …

2023-12-21: Getting in a holiday mood by listening to Dread Zeppelin. youtu.be/JQjJUCb15… #music

2023-12-21: Bummer. Apple shutting down the Infinite Loop store. #apple

2023-12-21: “There is nothing more dangerous than a stupid A.I. that is smarter than a human.” #writing

2023-12-21: Time to switch it up. Sailor Compass Transparent Blue/Steel (MF) with Sailor Manyo Kikyou …

2023-12-21: “My parents were a mismatched set of parentheses.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-21: “She was a mystic of the first order. Instead of reading tea leaves, she divined the future from …

2023-12-21: I should log into Wow next week to get all the goodies. #wow

2023-12-21: Plan for next week: — stay home — relax — read — play games — finalize schedule/goals for 2024

2023-12-21: PSA: Unsubscribe from all the mailing lists you are no longer interested in. #2024

2023-12-21: “If you’re too busy, that just means you’ve prioritized me below whatever you’re pretending to do.” …

2023-12-21: Hm. I forgot I have gravlax curing in the fridge. I should really break it out and try it. #food

2023-12-21: “The new year is only new if you don’t do the same old things every minute.”

2023-12-21: “Her joyous face melted into a cheddar cheese sadness.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-21: Let’s stop calling the internet “the cloud”. We all know what it is. Why do we fear naming it? …

2023-12-21: I’ll start editing/rewriting “Coins of Destiny - AL” in a couple of weeks. #writing

2023-12-21: If you take things too seriously, you are exhibiting frustration at not being able to control what …

2023-12-21: Need to update my sites pre-2024…

2023-12-21: Maybe I should learn day trading…

2023-12-21: Sometimes you have to throw yourself into the furnace to better be tempered. — ancient proverb I …

2023-12-21: Overheard: “We should all stand around and drink beer.” #character #writing

2023-12-21: “Well, at least 2023 wasn’t 2020.”

2023-12-21: I’ve begun time-blocking next year, day by day. We, the royal we, shall see.

2023-12-21: Happy Winter/Summer Solctice.

2023-12-21: I have the release date for “Out of Time”. Yay. Better late than never. #writing #publishing

2023-12-21: Time to start winding down the week and the year.

2023-12-21: Happy International Dalek Remembrance Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2023-12-21: Good morning. It’s the last day of autumn here. Welcome to winter. Time for the ceremonial …

2023-12-20: Vicious Rumor: Apple’s Vision Pro to be priced $1K cheaper than originally announced. #apple …

2023-12-20: “You look good today. You should wear that ugly Christmas sweater more often.” #writing …

2023-12-20: What if life is just God’s scam? #writing #prompt

2023-12-20: Two weeks from now, it will all be over.

2023-12-20: Life is like a jigsaw puzzle, but most of the pieces are missing and you have to craft them. #life

2023-12-20: I think I’ll stay up past midnight and watch the fireworks this year. I’ve never done that.

2023-12-20: “Take your kids to the zoo where they belong.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-20: As 2024 approaches, what do you wish you had done in 2023, but didn’t? I wish I had submitted “Out …

2023-12-20: People don’t connive nowadays. Well they do, we just don’t call it that.

2023-12-20: McDonald’s is trying to stay relevant by offering adult Happy Meals here in the US. #marketing

2023-12-20: PSA: A leap year is an Olympic year, and here in the US a Presidential election year. They give, and …

2023-12-20: “Everything you do affects everything you’ve done.” #writing #throwawayline #quantum

2023-12-20: Overheard: “I can’t’ get up on this stool. My legs are so short they don’t reach the ground.” …

2023-12-20: “As the year winds down, your stress level winds up.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-20: I feel like writing some bad “pulp” fiction. #writing

2023-12-20: PSA: Set achievable goal for next year. Don’t set too many. Goals without actionable steps is just …

2023-12-20: Got stuff done this morning. I deserve to eat lunch.

2023-12-20: Anyone confused today?

2023-12-20: Hello. It’s winter-like, in that it is frosty-cold today. Be a warm person. Time for the …

2023-12-19: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS work on integrating ProWritingAid — errands — free-writing — create list of …

2023-12-19: Don’t get in your own way. #life #success

2023-12-19: Hm. Apparently, “Last Call” has been nominated for the Eric Hoffer Book Award for 2024. Or so the …

2023-12-19: PSA: Break all of next year’s New Year’s resolutions today.

2023-12-19: Things to do prior to next year: delete apps I never use.

2023-12-19: “The older you get, the older you get.”

2023-12-19: Happy Holly Day

2023-12-19: Greetings. The world is full of beauty and wonder. You just have to notice it. Time for the …

2023-12-18: If your daily to-do list has more than 5 items, you’re over booked and are bound not to finish …

2023-12-18: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS more work on integrating grammar checking — house stuff — read — start …

2023-12-18: Happy National Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day Yes, sorry to say, it’s a thing.

2023-12-18: Figure out your point before trying to prove it. #life #success

2023-12-18: Anyone remember Airwolf?

2023-12-18: Just heard a Delta airlines ad that talked about their “obsession with perfection”. No wonder they …

2023-12-18: Summer is coming. If you’re in the southern hemisphere.

2023-12-18: Please realize that New Year’s Eve is just another day. It has as much significance as the Tooth …

2023-12-18: “Promise me you’ll never leave me.” “I promise, but feel free to leave. The party is over.” #writing …

2023-12-18: Americans think someone who is a bad-ass is a good thing. For most others, it means digestive …

2023-12-18: “He loved country music the way he loved his wife who also loved country music, which is to say he …

2023-12-18: “I mean, if you want to control people, you should first really start with controlling yourself and …

2023-12-18: “Her eyes were blue. Rheumy came to mind. It wasn’t a good look.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-18: “He shook his head. ‘When a woman looks at you, she’s interested. When a man looks at you, he wants …

2023-12-18: PSA: Order gifts for yourself today.

2023-12-18: Slow down. You’ll be amazed by what you see and what you can accomplish. #life

2023-12-18: I designed the beer labels for the holiday brown ale. All set to hand out as gifts. #beer #brewing

2023-12-18: Being curious means you want to learn. Gasp! I guess that’s why a lot of people aren’t very curious. …

2023-12-18: Do you plan on starting any new hobbies next year? #2024

2023-12-18: I miss programming in Pascal and 6502. I must be old.

2023-12-18: Just checked the ProWritingAid API docs. It’s going to take a bit of work to integrate it. #ios …

2023-12-18: So who has big plans for celebrating the new year? Sleeping in/going to bed early doesn’t count. …

2023-12-18: Time for lunch and free-writing again.

2023-12-18: Got a basic grammar check UI working in my app. Seems to work with grammarbot. Need to link in a …

2023-12-18: Hello. Wet enough for ya? Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-17: Hm. Gundam models cost up to $300. Ack!

2023-12-17: Wasn’t Type Erasure an 80s band?

2023-12-17: Anyone remember NuBus? #apple

2023-12-17: I’m always intrigued by Kerbal Space Program, but it also always seems like work to me. #game #ksp

2023-12-17: At some point you have to stop planning and start doing. #life #success

2023-12-17: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS work on my writing app. — make granola? — run errands — house chores

2023-12-17: How many notes have you taken that you never look at again? What does that say about your decision …

2023-12-17: PSA: Eggnog, instead of milk or cream, makes the best bread pudding. #food

2023-12-17: OK. I’m happy with my first attempt at shu mai. Need to remember: make dumpling wrappers thinner, …

2023-12-17:

2023-12-17: Limit access to your time in 2024. #life #success

2023-12-17: Have a system in place for next year that tracks your accomplishments. Look at it at the end of the …

2023-12-17: Happy National Maple Syrup Day Real maple syrup, not the janky corn syrup substitute you get in …

2023-12-17: Ok. They turned out tasty. #food

2023-12-17: Ok all dumplings formed. The forming got better as it went along. Still need to get better. Now in …

2023-12-17: Slowly gettingng the hang of forming. Still overfilling and still messy #food

2023-12-17: Taking a break to eat lunch (veggies and dip) while the dough rests.

2023-12-17: Shu mai filling made. Wrapper dough made and resting. An hour from now, we get to making… #food

2023-12-17: First coffee beans from my plant.

2023-12-17: Good morning. Be playful. Be mindful. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-16: Plan for tomorrow: — house stuff — attempt to make shu mai — read — play games

2023-12-16: Ok tasted the strawberry wine I made back in 2020. It’s sweet, sparkling, and heavy on strawberry. I …

2023-12-16:

2023-12-16: Know when you’re in a deep hole, especially when you’ve dug it yourself. #life #success

2023-12-16: If you don’t know why you’re doing something, why are you doing it? Always have a purpose, otherwise …

2023-12-16: “The Army of the Dead Readers” - #script #pitch — Directed by Zach Snyder — Synopsis: the government tasks a secret military unit with creating …

2023-12-16: “Some parents want their kids to be better than them. Some parents would kill if their kids were …

2023-12-16: Consuming mango-habanero wings.

2023-12-16: Have ideas. Have good ideas. Have ideas you can act on. Act on them. That is why you are here. #life

2023-12-16: The Plan - to be written “What if your life was just an unending sequence of cliches and tropes? …

2023-12-16: I need to run some errands this afternoon. Tomorrow, I plan on spending part of the day attempting …

2023-12-16: Just as in American football a block has penalties, so does writer’s block. #writing

2023-12-16: The now is both small and infinite. Focus on the now. Don’t focus on what you want to accomplish, …

2023-12-16: I have to say, I enjoy SwiftUI a LOT more than XIBs. But I still feel Apple should’ve pushed the …

2023-12-16: Hm. Apparently, there is such a thing as a “Smoothie of the Month” subscription. I will look into …

2023-12-16: “Be happy you’re not the other guy.”

2023-12-16: 2024 is coming. Do I know anyone who is going to get a VisionPro when it comes out? Too pricey for …

2023-12-16: What is your favorite (any) holiday baked dessert? For me, it’s probably panattone. Not healthy, but …

2023-12-16: I hate when I wake up at 3AM and have a great plot for a story, but then fall asleep and when I wake …

2023-12-16: Going through boxes of bottles, I discovered a stash of hard seltzer and strawberry wine I’d made …

2023-12-16: OK. I decided I’m not in the mood for nachos. I think I’ll keep it simple and just have wings again. …

2023-12-16: Lunch looms large. I haven’t had a nachos in a while…

2023-12-16: Holiday beer in the bottle. It should be drinkable in the next couple of weeks.

2023-12-16: What are your values? Not what you value, but what you live by? I’m reviewing mine at the end …

2023-12-16: Hello. Instill happiness. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-15: “He smirked. ‘The only purpose productivity serves is to get you to do more once you finish whatever …

2023-12-15: I’m trying to decide how seriously I should take tomorrow.

2023-12-15: When someone tells you that something is unimaginable or incredible, you can safely assume they have …

2023-12-15: Friday eve. Time for a small glass of my berry mango mead. #mead

2023-12-15: So, how many spam emails have you received this month offering you “Holiday Savings”?

2023-12-15: Hm. Panatone. I almost forgot it’s the season. #baking

2023-12-15: Habits are things to avoid, not cultivate. Flame on!

2023-12-15: I’m sanitizing beer bottles for the holiday ale. Tomorrow, I bottle. #brewing

2023-12-15: Spam filtering on iPadOS and iOS is amazingly abysmal. Even basic stuff doesn’t work. #apple #email …

2023-12-15: French fries are vegetables.

2023-12-15: Holidays are just an excuse to get together with friends and family. Do you really need an excuse? …

2023-12-15: I want the new Switch Pro #nintendo

2023-12-15: “Santa never puts a time deadline on Christmas delivery. And he doesn’t charge for it.” #writing …

2023-12-15: I was hoping to have two books out this year. Stuff happens, I managed to get one out to the public, …

2023-12-15: The Gathering: They still make a daily appearance in the sub-freezing cold. The kittens are growing …

2023-12-15: PSA for restaurants: A “special” menu that is a week old is not special. #food

2023-12-15: I nice pre-winter day.

2023-12-15: What should I attempt to write next year?: — romance — cozy mystery — horror — space opera (started …

2023-12-15: Back in my day we were allowed to skate on frozen ponds, lakes, and rivers. #winter

2023-12-15: Maybe I’ll try to figure out how to log into FFXIV next year. I keep trying and it’s the one bit of …

2023-12-15: I’m getting antsy to get back to writing, since I’m taking December off. My mind is accumulating …

2023-12-15: “I’m going to wash my hands of you.” Sigh. “You should really stop touching me then.” #writing …

2023-12-15: “Why did you come?” “You said you missed me.” “No, I said I missed your messages.” #writing …

2023-12-15: The obvious must be stated because, most times, the obvious is ignored. #life #success #business

2023-12-15: Do you prefer to stay at home during the New Year, or are you a social party animal that goes out …

2023-12-15: I still find it disconcerting and discomfiting to see all the so-called “analysts” on news and …

2023-12-15: “His was an unusual position. He was the Under-CEO of Unusual Positions dot com. “ #writing …

2023-12-15: Reading is about experiencing things. Reading is about learning things. Reading is about expressing …

2023-12-15: I’m getting antsy to start planning next year.

2023-12-15: I need to get stuff to make shu mai this weekend. I really need to work on the wrappers. I can make …

2023-12-15: I should probably do something more than just think about lunch.

2023-12-15: Final cover reveal for “Out of Time”. I requested some minor tweaks to the image and text. …

2023-12-15: It’s almost time to wipe all my lists, email and otherwise, clean. Start fresh in the new year.

2023-12-15: Happy Cat Herder’s Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2023-12-15: Hm. PA thinking about requiring training in cursive (not cursing) in schools. #writing

2023-12-15: “Don’t threaten me. If you do anything to harm me, you’ll hear from my …

2023-12-15: Good morning. Open your eyes. It’s Friday. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-14: “Fate is just what you call something that you either wanted to happen or not. Fate is just another …

2023-12-14:

2023-12-14: Happy National Screwdriver Day …the drink.

2023-12-14: “If we permit it, then everyone will want to do it.” Is the mentality of those fighting to control …

2023-12-14: “Wisdom isn’t just for the wise.” #writing

2023-12-14: Veni vidi vending.

2023-12-14: Good morning. Glory in another morning. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-13: What if you died and then changed your mind?

2023-12-13: Plan for tomorrow: — go home — code — house stuff — read — edit — plan

2023-12-13: PSA: avoid products with a “strict limit”. They are either incapable of of keeping up with demand, …

2023-12-13: I just confused the server by ordering a water martini.

2023-12-13: PSA: The turnaround on publishing a book is always longer than you expect. #writing #publishing

2023-12-13: What new game, video or board, do you want to play in 2024?

2023-12-13: I’fve staved off Murphy for another day. Ooops! I spoke to soon. There are still 6 hours left in the …

2023-12-13: It’ds the holiday season. Why are you stressed?

2023-12-13: I think I’ll order the pork chop. Restaurants seem not to have them, and I can’t remember the last …

2023-12-13: As Captain Picard said, “Enagage!”

2023-12-13: It’s Wednesday evening. Lots of strange conversations here. Good writing fodder.

2023-12-13: Overheard: Cool guys find me attractive. Either she doesnt get out much, likes all the guys …

2023-12-13: Overheard: “i’m enamoured by this FBI profiler I know.” Yes, it’s a weird night.f #writing …

2023-12-13: Observed: Someone near me said that drilling a hole in someone’s head sounded intriguing. Either …

2023-12-13: Goals, without a plan to achieve them, are just dreams. Dreams often become nightmares. #life …

2023-12-13: I want a non Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad mini. BT is always flakey.

2023-12-13: Nonsequitor: I mss my old Voigtlander.

2023-12-13: I should research audiobook production, and KU for less important stuff next #book #publishing

2023-12-13: I think I’ll change my phfone greeting to make it clear that f someone isserious about handling my …

2023-12-13: Will you ever go back to Twitter/X?Not as long as Elon of the Three Kingdoms is in charge.

2023-12-13: Santa has a chaotic evil list.

2023-12-13: What would you like to accomplish in 2024? Not resolutions. Ff

2023-12-13: What genre should my next novel be? #writing

2023-12-13: OK. This place is good. They play Wizzard music. #restaurant @music

2023-12-13: This evening’s writing implement: SuperNote with Lamy Safari stylus. #writing

2023-12-13: Gotta get lots accomplished in the next week. No, not holiday related, just stuff in general l

2023-12-13: Observed: A couple at the bar talk by pounding the bar every other sentence. #writing #character

2023-12-13: Made a siide trip to TraderJoes for some goodies.

2023-12-13: Time to get some dinner and free write.

2023-12-13: Final proofs of “Out of Time” look good. Yay, #writing #publishing

2023-12-13: Greetings. Engage with those around you. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-12: Hm. Maybe I should relearn bridge. But that requires people.

2023-12-12: I think I should write a book called “The Final Draft”.

2023-12-12: I think I’ll try making Shu Mai next week. I haven’t made dumplings in a while. #food

2023-12-12: OK. Thing’s I’m considering learning in 2024: — cross-stitch — Copperplate calligraphy — rock …

2023-12-12: Plan for tomorrow: — coding — errands — personal stuff — dinner and free-writing

2023-12-12:

2023-12-12: “Do not become married to your pride and arrogance.” #writing

2023-12-12: Happy Festival of Unmentionable Thoughts Yes, it’s a thing.

2023-12-12: Hello. Frost on the ground this morning. Sun trying to heat it into submission. Time for the …

2023-12-11: Maybe I should learn how to cross-stitch next year.

2023-12-11: I have a bucket list. I should go to Home Depot.

2023-12-11: Best arcade game in an actual game arcade? Centipede #game

2023-12-11: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — cooking — eating — house stuff — reading

2023-12-11: What if, the more money you had, the less it was worth?

2023-12-11: Hire good people. Let them do their job. Allow them to learn, both formally and through side …

2023-12-11: The Gathering: Spot’s four kittens are growing fast. Speck, the adventurous and rambunctious one, …

2023-12-11: “Many smile by baring their teeth. Some smile inwardly, secure in themselves. Not all predators …

2023-12-11: “His middle name was “Jimmy the Hatchet”, both because of his looks and his weapon of choice. That, …

2023-12-11: You don’t need to be religious to be a good person. Good is only defined by all religions in order …

2023-12-11: We all wish for peace and joy during th holidays. Few actually do anything about it. #life #failure

2023-12-11: Keep things simple. That way you will better understand them. #life

2023-12-11: Sometimes, the flow goes with you.

2023-12-11: Humor is subjective. It has been the subject of much writing and debate. #humor

2023-12-11: “Bring out your dead!” “Why?” “II’m hungry.” #writing #montypython #throwawayline

2023-12-11:

2023-12-11: Happy National Have a Bagel Day. That could be any day, if bagels were to be had.

2023-12-11: I want Apple to do a full rethink of their Books app. It works, but it’s so limiting. Don’t get me …

2023-12-11: Having taken November off from coding to focus on writing, I find I’m now thinking more clearly …

2023-12-11: Well, it looks like “Out of Time” will be out in January. I was hoping it would be out in time for …

2023-12-11: Yes, fuddle is a proper word, as is draggle. Use them. #writing #words

2023-12-11: 2024 will be a painful year. Leap years always are: — US Election Day — Olympics year — you’ll be a …

2023-12-11: I need to review what I’ve accomplished and gotten done this past year, and figure out what I want …

2023-12-11: Worst Christmas songs: — Little Drummer Boy (even Dominick the Donkey is better) — Mariah Carey’s …

2023-12-11: Naming something defines what it is not. #tao #life

2023-12-11: Do you review each year as it ends? Do you have a process or do you just wing it, if you do? #life

2023-12-11: It’s never too late to help someone. #life #success

2023-12-11: During this holiday season, be merry. If you can’t be merry at least be pippin. #holidays

2023-12-11: I’m toying with the idea of learning calligraphy next year, but I have the sense that I don’t have …

2023-12-11: I started playing Bauldur’s Gate 3 last night. I’m not that far into it. It’s pretty good so far as …

2023-12-11: “I’ll take fries and no attitude.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-11: I’m in a good mood for some reason. That’s a sure sign things are about to fall apart and I’m about …

2023-12-11: The wind is biting today. It’s not doing a lot of chewing.

2023-12-11: It’s cold and blustery after all the rain last night, but at least the sun is high in the sky. It …

2023-12-11: Good morning. Manage the week. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-10:

2023-12-10: The Gathering: All the cats and kittens still visit every day and sit and stare into the house (not …

2023-12-10: Good morning, everyone. Make the day! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-09: Hm. Apparently, Apple curry is a thing. Maybe I should find a good recipe and see what it’s like. …

2023-12-09: What greedy thing are you buying yourself this holiday season?

2023-12-09: “The merchants strode the streets shouting their wares. Where! Where! Where! Wheres here! …

2023-12-09: Hello. It’s the weekend. Notice the things and people around you, and how you relate to each …

2023-12-08: Plan for tomorrow: — more coding — more errands — more house stuff — some eating and free-writing

2023-12-08: Observed: a guy drinking blue curaçao with a can of RedBull. He’s had 3. Heart attack pending…

2023-12-08: Just because you wear a white lab coat doesn’t make you a doctor, scientist, dentist, or technician. …

2023-12-08: A.I. job recruiters are apparently a thing now. They seem to be just spam-bots looking for …

2023-12-08: Overheard: “Hey, Trashcan, how’re ya’ doin’?” Granted, the guy is large…

2023-12-08: Kindness and Gratitude #life You don’t need to be human to show kindness or to experience it. Kindness, although often does, does …

2023-12-08: Anyone going somewhere interesting over the holidays? Where would you go if you could? For me, I’d …

2023-12-08: Books make great last minute gifts for readers. I know you know someone lthat would love a book. May …

2023-12-08: “Her hair was a drab green-blue and fairly dry. He likened her to a lichen. That’s why he liked …

2023-12-08: “A smile spread over his face the way lard spreads over a hot-plate.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-08: Nibbage. #fountainpen

2023-12-08: Happy National Lard Day Give someone the gift of lard.

2023-12-08: Food time. Free-writing time. Errand time.

2023-12-08: I hate XCode. Really useful message. Not. Only way to get my iPad to connect is to unpair it and …

2023-12-08: OK. I like this. Word cloud view done. (Yes, I know it’s not really a cloud.) #swiftui …

2023-12-08: “Life is just prolonged death.” #writing

2023-12-08: Hey, all. It’s Friday. Don’t be mean to others today, or on any other day. Time for the …

2023-12-07: As children, we asked “Why?”. As we grew older, most of us were told to stop asking so many …

2023-12-07: All accomplishments are of equal importance, no matter how large or small. Celebrate yours. #life …

2023-12-07: Happy Hannukah to those thatt celebrate.

2023-12-07: Tomorrow: — Friday — iOS (more work on the word cloud view) — free-write — play games — relax — …

2023-12-07: Gotcha!

2023-12-07: Hey! It’s Friday. Chill!

2023-12-07: I’m working on a word cloud view for my writing app, Auteureist. #ios #writing #swiftui

2023-12-07: Happy Letter Writing Day

2023-12-07: Hello. Help others. Be kind. Be patient. TIme for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-06: Patience is the hardest emotion to cultivate #life

2023-12-06: Anyone remember the Apple Car?

2023-12-06: “Life is a blank page. People fear a blank page.” #life #writing

2023-12-06: What you value is what you become. #life

2023-12-06: Do you own and wear an ugly sweater around this time of year? No, I don’t own a single sweater.

2023-12-06: I’m working on pretty much no sleep this morning. All my plans are out the proverbial window.

2023-12-06: Hello. The year is winding down. You should wind down as well. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-05: Back in my day, the only thing you had to do to look cool was wear sunglasses or know how to …

2023-12-05: “He wasn’t just a third-wheel, he was the third-rail.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-05: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — house stuff — cooking and eating — reading — play a game

2023-12-05: Are they even human? No context.

2023-12-05: Time for some music. youtu.be/IUOhdgnJI… #music

2023-12-05: Your greatest battle is being yourself. #life

2023-12-05: Time for hot chocolate.

2023-12-05: Isn’t it time for a new Tron movie? If only to get a Daft Punk reunion? Tron was 1982. Tron Legacy …

2023-12-05: Sigh. Four calls today wanting to “sponsor”, “promote”, or make a movie from one of my books. If I …

2023-12-05: Never go near Gojira, the monster or the band.

2023-12-05: OK. I got a call from someone claiming to be from Amazon Prime Studios calling for someone named …

2023-12-05: Habits are hard to break. Are you too weak to try? #life

2023-12-05: Gratuitous food pic. Beef stew over rice. #food

2023-12-05: My parents told me to clean my plate. They told me to use my shirt.

2023-12-05: It’s tough finding lords and ladies, even standing still. The monarchies, nowadays, are pretty …

2023-12-05: I’m still trying to figure out what to learn next year; a topic, a skill. I’m coming up empty. …

2023-12-05: Be humble, but not subservient. Extend a hand, not a fist. #life #success

2023-12-05: Don’t worry about A.I. until it starts making decisions based on its code and inputs. Right now, …

2023-12-05: Another spam call about “promoting” Last Call. Everyone wants my money/rights, but no one wants to …

2023-12-05: Free Writin’ It’s a good pen, loves the paper Good nib and ink flow too It’s a good pen, is crazy …

2023-12-05: “He bit the chicken’s head off and lobbed the rest of the chicken. Three in the enemy foxhole were …

2023-12-05: “The moon, on the other hand, slept in and wasn’t seen all night.” #writing

2023-12-05: “The sun set on the mountaintop. It had been a long day and the sun was too tired to set on the …

2023-12-05: Media, social and otherwise, is about promulgating opinion and belief. Very little media is …

2023-12-05: Charismas: A holiday for good attractive people.

2023-12-05: Time for some lunch and free-writing. Haircut achieved. +1 to Charisma.

2023-12-05: Got edits back yesterday. Phew. Only infinitesimal issues from the editor. All resolved this …

2023-12-05: Happy Krampusnacht To those that celebrate.

2023-12-05:

2023-12-05: The Gathering: I put some food out and then this happened. Three of the four kittens that Spot had. …

2023-12-05: Greetings! If you want to feel the burn, just go outside when it’s cold. Time for the …

2023-12-04: I add a sourdough French loaf. It’s that time of year. Yum. #baking

2023-12-04: I’m trying to figure out what topic to study/learn next year. Any suggestions? Art/music are out. …

2023-12-04: When was the last time you asked yourself, “What did I learn today?” #life #success

2023-12-04: “Don’t take life too seriously. No one else does.” #writing

2023-12-04: Good morning. Be helpful. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-03: Holiday ale moved to secondary fermentation #beer

2023-12-03: I’m in a “holiday” mood this year. I’m not sure what’s wrong with me.

2023-12-03: “You know you’re doing something right if you’re still alive.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-03: In writing, a “twist” is anything that dashes a reader’s hopes. #writing

2023-12-03: Swift gurus: are there any good Swift text summarization libraries? Or do I need to roll my own? …

2023-12-03: This is the last first Sunday of December for this year.

2023-12-03: Maybe I’ll play some OW2 after errands and chores.

2023-12-03: Happy Let’s Hug Day

2023-12-03: Time to switch it up. Kaweco Lilliput LE (M) with Iroshizuku 100th Anniversary #fountainpen

2023-12-03: The tall woman wielding the broadsword sighed. “He’s my mate. He always said, sometimes you have to …

2023-12-03: What if we just let kids have facts, without opinion, belief, bias, influence, or censorship?

2023-12-03: Anger is just outward-facing frustration. — ancient proverb I just made up

2023-12-03: We all believe what we are told to believe, or choose to believe. We call the people setting beliefs …

2023-12-03: I’m still waiting to hear back from the editor about “Out of Time”. The holidays are wrecking, or is …

2023-12-03: I have an urge to make pancakes for dinner.

2023-12-03: “When the light fades, where does your shadow go? It is absorbed by your body. That is why you fear …

2023-12-03: “Sometimes, you have no choice but to do the right thing.” #writing

2023-12-03: Advice to My Future Self #life It’s useless telling your past self stuff. It’s more important to tell and warn your future stuff. …

2023-12-03: It’s been a year since the first of The Gathering showed up. It’s grown a lot since Smudge (who …

2023-12-03: Well, it’s foggy. It’s rainy. It’s cold. At least, there is no alien invasion.

2023-12-03: Time for some wings.

2023-12-03: The Gathering: It’s been pouring rain all night. Spot and the two kittens were still out on the …

2023-12-03: Hello. The day will just as nice as you choose to experience it. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-02: Plan for tomorrow: — read — eat — relax — chores/errands — play games

2023-12-02: Decide what you value and make it grow. #Life #success

2023-12-02: Stopping something is always better than finishing something not worth the effort. #life

2023-12-02: The Gathering news: Spot the Bombay brought its family today. Two kittens with the same markings. I …

2023-12-02: Happy Rhubarb Vodka Day Yes, it’s a thing and sounds disgusting.

2023-12-02: The Gathering update: Spot, the feral Bombay brought one of its kittens. I’m not sure how that’s …

2023-12-02: Back in my day vinyl players were called record players.

2023-12-02: Good morning. Relax, it’s Saturday. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-12-01: Self healing should always be be your top priority. #life #success

2023-12-01: Do something enjoyable this weekend.

2023-12-01: Just dropped in on X. No one in my stream is talking to anyone, everyone is promoting along will all …

2023-12-01: Plan for tomorrow: — code — play some games — read — free-write — do some house stuff

2023-12-01: It’s Friday eve. Time for a small glass of my coffee espresso mead #mead

2023-12-01: “Rare opportunities happen every day.”

2023-12-01: How many doughnuts did you eat in 2023. Me? Maybe 6. There are no good doughnut shops where I live.

2023-12-01: I’m in a hot chocolate mood.

2023-12-01: Gravlax salmon with juniper, spruce tips, dill, and a pinch of sugar, ready for salt and lemon …

2023-12-01: Thank you, everyone who follows me and talks to me. I appreciate it. It may seem a simple thing for …

2023-12-01: Yes, The Gathering still comes every day. I haven’t seen the opossum, however. But then, I don’t …

2023-12-01: “Don’t rush it even if you want to rush it.”

2023-12-01: “The easy way is often the lazy way.” #life

2023-12-01: What do you want for the holidays? I’d like, but i know I won’t get: — world calm (I know peace is …

2023-12-01: I know I want to write the third and final book in my current series, but I’m trying to decide what …

2023-12-01: If you are in the US, what would you consider an “old folks” reastaurant chain? #food

2023-12-01: I should re-read some Jean Shepherd. #books #reading

2023-12-01: In American English we have a saying “Tell me about it’ which means, “I agree”. There is also one …

2023-12-01: “Wonder is what we all tend to lose as we grow older. The joy of seeing something as if it were new …

2023-12-01: Famous last words: “So I did.” #writing #prompt

2023-12-01: I almost forgot I have salmon in the fridge. I know what I’m doing after lunch. I’m making gravlax.

2023-12-01: What is good behavior? What makes it good? Is it a shelf? Why do your parents keep telling you to be …

2023-12-01: I just pre-ordered the new WoW expansion. Now, to find time to play.

2023-12-01: Amazon keeps sending me spam titled, “Keep up with Alexa”, as if it is somehow better than I am. …

2023-12-01: It helps to let your inner child out to play and occasionally throw a tantrum. #life #success

2023-12-01: “The stormy gray-black clouds were fine. They were just passing through.” #writing

2023-12-01: Mean people should be at a minimum. #life #math

2023-12-01: The average person is rarely average. Just sayin’.

2023-12-01: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ordered in a restaurant and liked? #food

2023-12-01: “I hunger to eat.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-12-01: If you don’t have goals, you aren’t playing the game. #life #success

2023-12-01: Be generous even if it’s not a holiday. #life #success

2023-12-01: Yay! I get to eat lunch.

2023-12-01: “The Three Sides of Magic and Technology” should be a title. #writing

2023-12-01: Anyone on vacation?

2023-12-01: NaNoWriMo 2023 - Wrap Up auteureist.com/page-3/bl…

2023-12-01: After last month, I feel I should be writing my novel. That’s what happens after you do two 20 …

2023-12-01: Good morning, all. Welcome to December. A totally normal non-hard-writing month. Time for the …

2023-11-30: Never mind. I’m tired. Good night.

2023-11-30:

2023-11-30: Time to celebrate a successful end to NaNoWriMo. youtu.be/rw1P7gdtA… #music

2023-11-30: NaNoWriMo done for 2023. Final count: 100,481 words in 30 days. I have a good first draft. I’ll be …

2023-11-30: Sigh. Anotherr “rights acquisition” phone call about “Lst Call”. If any of these were real, I’d be …

2023-11-30: Nice salmon obtained. Tomorrow, I make gravlax. #food

2023-11-30: Misheard: “I’m very single when I walk down the street.” #writing #character

2023-11-30: The table next to me is talking about medical stuff: endometrial linings and chest compressions, but …

2023-11-30: “You’re terrified of children smarter than you are because even for an adult, you are stupid. That’s …

2023-11-30: If you could send a message to your future self, what would you tell yourself in the year 2024? Do …

2023-11-30: Look back on this past year. Do it before you’re “obligated” to do so around the new year. What have …

2023-11-30: ‘Tis the season for spam “publishing” promoters. I just got two calls from people trying to get …

2023-11-30: So, apparently a group of children is called a “passle of kids”.

2023-11-30: “I tried using one of those new fangled A.I. things. Every time I ask it something, ChatGPT keeps …

2023-11-30: The stuff I need to do is piling up as I’ve spent the month pretty much just writing. The next few …

2023-11-30: Happy National Mason Jar Day Do you know the secret way to unscrew the lid?

2023-11-30: There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. #life

2023-11-30: Writing prompt: An inept serial killer fails to kill any of his victims, but is very adroit at …

2023-11-30: I have a new way of messing with restaurant servers (and others). Turn to an empty space and comment …

2023-11-30: Ugh. It’s almost lunch time. I still have words to string together to make meaning.

2023-11-30: Good morning. Keep on keepin' on. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-29: Writing done for today.

2023-11-29: I haven’t made gravlax in a while. I should make some for the holidays. #food

2023-11-29: Anyone else feel like they’re tired?

2023-11-29: “No one needs a plan of action more than the person who thinks he knows what he’s doing.” #life

2023-11-29: “A hero is just an insane person doing the insane that happens to help others.” #writing

2023-11-29: Plan for tomorrow: — finish this book — eat / free-write — fall over

2023-11-29: “Everybody needs a dead body in the pantry.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-29: You know what time it is? It’s time for a break.

2023-11-29: So, is your grandmother going to give you a ChiaPet for Christmas again?

2023-11-29: Happy Throw Out Your Leftovers Day That’s every day for me. Leftovers are horrid. That’s …

2023-11-29: Two days left in November. Two days left in NaNoWriMo. Two days left to hit 100K words. Two days …

2023-11-29: Good morning. It’s cold out. There is ice. Do something useful today. Time for the ceremonial …

2023-11-28: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — more writing — more chores — more food

2023-11-28: I took a break from writing to make some bread pudding. Yum.

2023-11-28: Don’t be horrible to others.

2023-11-28: “He was the worst of the gods. He had created man.” #writing

2023-11-28: Hello. It’s Tuesday. Wanna make something of it? Do it. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-27: I’m looking forward to not having to write to a deadline next month.

2023-11-27: Writing done for today. A few days left. Time to relax and wind down. #writing

2023-11-27: The weather tomorrow is supposed to be cold. I think I will need to cook some sausage and kale soup …

2023-11-27: Life is always out of context. You are the one that adds context. #life

2023-11-27: Time for a break. What have I missed?

2023-11-27: “Thank you. You saved my sanity.” “You’re welcome. You seemed like you were struggling.” “Now where …

2023-11-27: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS — writing — make bread pudding? — more writing — chores as time allows

2023-11-27:

2023-11-27: Gah! It’s almost 4PM and I need more words. #writing

2023-11-27: OK. The winter ale is in the fermenter and smells great. Cinnamon, ginger, juniper, and spruce. …

2023-11-27: The world is a mess. Was in a store and the person in front of me paying with cash. It was painful …

2023-11-27: “There aree worse things than the seeing face of Death. There is the face of the aged avoiding …

2023-11-27: Time for a break. I need to run some errand-like excursions.

2023-11-27: “Are you tired of cleaning up after the kids? Sell them.”

2023-11-27: Apparently ESPN has a show for guys. Its hashtag is PMSLIVE. Seems appropriate for the content.

2023-11-27: Back in my day Hallmark made cards. Now, apparently, they make the same kind of movies.

2023-11-27: My first drafts are a lot better than they were years ago. I’m improving. That’s a good thing. …

2023-11-27: OK. I managed to write myself out and justify it. Of course, I may just fix things in rewrites and …

2023-11-27: I hate writing myself into a corner. Now I have to write myself out. I ignored a detail I wrote …

2023-11-27: It was a time to eat. It was a time to write. It is.

2023-11-27: No one should have to deal with limited tort cases. You should be able to eat the entire cake if you …

2023-11-27: I’m finally getting around to brewing some Holiday Ale while I write.

2023-11-27: Happy Pie in the Face Day

2023-11-27: Are you all shopped out?

2023-11-27: Good morning, y’all. It’s a new work week. Why aren’t you retired? Time for the …

2023-11-26: Your best is good enough. The problem is, most people rarely give their best. That’s why you often …

2023-11-26: Are you a writer? Are you someone who loves journaling? Maybe you’re an artist. Have you ever stared …

2023-11-26: Happy National Cake Day

2023-11-26: Time to quit for the day. I’m in the middle of the final climax. I think it works as a first draft. …

2023-11-26: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — more writing — eat wings (never got around to it today) — even more …

2023-11-26: Tomorrow is Monday. What are you dreading?

2023-11-26: I need a break. It’s a slow writing day. I need to pay attention to tying threads together to form …

2023-11-26: Time for a lunch break. I honk I’ll make some scrambled eggs for lunch.

2023-11-26: Say something kind to a stranger. #life #success

2023-11-26:

2023-11-26: Hello. It’s the weekend. Just don’t try to sing. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-25: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS coding — writing — house stuff — reading — writing — eat some wings.

2023-11-24: The distance between your needs and wants is moderation. #life #success

2023-11-24:

2023-11-24: Writing done for today. Tomorrow, I head for home.

2023-11-24: How to carve a turkey: — find a carving knife — find a block of wood

2023-11-24: Overheard: “I don’t like going to the bar during the Old People Hour: 5 to 7.” I didn’t know it was …

2023-11-24: Time for a break. I need something to much on.

2023-11-24: “Ask people you hate for help. Why should you be the only one suffering?’

2023-11-24: Hm. This is the start of egg nog season.

2023-11-24: I’d really like to take a day off from writing and just relax and enjoy the day in Annapolis, but I …

2023-11-24: A benefit of having Thanksgiving dinner in a hotel is that I don’t have to deal with leftovers.

2023-11-24:

2023-11-24: Happy National Sadines Day Good sardines are highly underrated and hard to find.

2023-11-24: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2023-11-24: Today is a good day to relax and digest what happened yesterday.

2023-11-24: Good morning. I hope everyone survived. It’s another day. Time for the ceremonial coffee

2023-11-23: Invest in happiness: others and yours. #life #successss

2023-11-23: “This turkey is bigger on the inside than the outside.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-23: Happy Thanksgiving. You don’t have to celebrate to be thankful and grateful for all you have. #life

2023-11-23: I’m done writing for this Thanksgiving day. It’s time to relax. Plan for tomorrow: — write — lunch …

2023-11-23: Back to writing.

2023-11-23: Gratuitous Thanksgiving food pic. #food

2023-11-23: “Be the last person alive. That’s the goal in life, but life is a John Wick movie, and son, you …

2023-11-23: “When you are older than I am, then you can complain.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-23: Thanksgiving is when all the turkeys come to visit. Happy Thanksgiving

2023-11-23: Easy decision #food

2023-11-23: Time to eat Thanksgiving dinner in the hotel

2023-11-23: A nice day in Annapolis this Thanksgiving.

2023-11-23: This looks great.

2023-11-23: Gratitude is returning to the world the good that you have received. #life #success

2023-11-23: It’s the season for all the weird off-brand mattress commercials.

2023-11-23: It’s a colder day, here in Annapolis. Yesterday, it was springlike. Today, it is more par for the …

2023-11-23: When I wake up and see the sun or clouds, I know I am still alive. Find joy and acknowledge …

2023-11-23: Break time. I wrote, what I consider, a great character scene: lots of emotion, pulls some threads …

2023-11-23: A clock is a timely gift.

2023-11-23: Happy Woolfenoot.

2023-11-23: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2023-11-23: It’s Thanksgiving here. I’m thankful to be heree with all of you. And I’m not just saying that.

2023-11-23: Breakfast view.

2023-11-23: Good morning. I’m awake, sort of. Enjoy what may come. Time for the ceremoniall coffee.

2023-11-22: “Pardner, If you don’t want any trouble, you best be laying your chickens flat on the table. Real …

2023-11-22: “I wouldn’t worry too much about your life. It’s just the Blooper Reel.” #writing

2023-11-22: I miss this band. youtu.be/S12lkhgM4… #music

2023-11-22: Some days you deserve to eat a pound of fudge for dessert. This is one of those days.

2023-11-22: Yes, blocking You Tube channels where any thumbnail has a picture of the YouTuber making an …

2023-11-22: “Great men and women are made great by weak men and women.” #writing

2023-11-22: Misheard: My parents never met. #writing #prompt

2023-11-22: Plan for tomorrow: — write — wander the streets of Annapolis — eat turkey at the hotel

2023-11-22: Just because you aren’t making money doesn’t mean you have a bad product. #business

2023-11-22: Writing prompt: letter to Santa, “I want my parents dead.” Yes, I have a weird sense of humor. …

2023-11-22: Just because a problem is simple doesn’t mean the solution isn’t complex. #life

2023-11-22: Gratuitous food pic. Black and blue salad. #food

2023-11-22: Ha! The bartender appreciated my sense of humor. A water martini with a twist. Actually shaken, not …

2023-11-22: Heh. Anotherr spam call from an “agent” that promises a movie deal for “Last Call”. Too bad he can’t …

2023-11-22: When you close the door to a chapter of your life, it is never locked. #life

2023-11-22: “His tuxedo hung from the rafters. He was wearing it.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-22: Overheard: “I live in my mom’s basement. I’m literally right there.” I can’t make this stuff up. …

2023-11-22: If you’re wondering, it’s a weird, immature, and dangerous college “holiday” where they go out to …

2023-11-22: Ack! I forgot they celebrate Drinksgiving here in Annapolis. The restaurant just at got crowded.

2023-11-22: “Snarky Tap. The mobster’s heavy who always dies but is the humorous foil to the protagonist.” …

2023-11-22: Relaxing and free-writing prior to dinner. That’s a black IPA if you’re wondering.

2023-11-22: Misheard? “There was too much weight on the plane so they had to throw three people off.” #writing

2023-11-22: “This book isn’t going to write itself.” Last words of A.I.

2023-11-22: Hm weird idea. Potato chips flavored beer. First, I need to brew a holiday ale this week. #beer

2023-11-22: The seagull flew overhead and took my sandwich. It was an unexpected tern of events.

2023-11-22: Remember, tomorrow is a holiday. Stock up on snacks.

2023-11-22: Back in my day people sent physical holiday greeting cards.

2023-11-22: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2023-11-22: Observed: This is an ominous looking restaurant backroom. #writing #prompt

2023-11-22: It’s a slow writing day. The book feels like it wants to end early. I’m trying to coax it through …

2023-11-22: This book has a tentative title: “Coins of Destiny II - Waking Demons” #writing

2023-11-22: PSA: Despite what you may have been told or believe, Black Friday is not a holiday.

2023-11-22: Well, that’s interesting. The story just took an interesting and unexpected turn. It took a …

2023-11-22: “What are you getting for the holidays?” “Tired.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-22: Tradition is just something people haven’t figured out how to do better. Ritual is just something …

2023-11-22: People who voluntarily watch “influencers” want to be influenced. We call these people “sheep”.

2023-11-22: Yawn. It’s Wednesday. You know what that means. It means it’s better than Monday. Time for the …

2023-11-21: I’m over 70K words. Time to call it a day. #writing

2023-11-21: Plan for tomorrow: — breakfast — write — play tourist (try to find Old Bay fudge as a prank gift) — …

2023-11-21: Pick people over objects. Objects includes money.

2023-11-21: Back to writing.

2023-11-21: Just because you have a niche doesn’t mean the niche is worth having. #life

2023-11-21: Some people appreciate being appreciatediates. That’s selfish. #life #failure

2023-11-21: Water martini. Shaken. Not stirred.

2023-11-21: Isn’t McDonald’s catering just take-out?

2023-11-21: Ordered fish and chips. It should be safe. #food

2023-11-21: “The universe loves a vacuum. That’s why there are so many idiots.”

2023-11-21: Talking to bartender: Weirdest drinks: — Kahlua and Cranberry —Jesus shot: Pinot noir or and Red …

2023-11-21: An authentic bar.

2023-11-21: Well, this is disturbing.

2023-11-21: Back in my day, old schooll meant a red building.

2023-11-21: Observation: more people buddy me on the NaNoWriMo site than actually write. Weird #writingg …

2023-11-21: I’m slowly decompressing. It won’t last long c since I have more writing to do today. #writing

2023-11-21: Things to ask your bar/restaurant server: — have you ever had a bar fight break out. — were weapons …

2023-11-21: “He was infused with artificiall essences. “ #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-21: “The world goes spinningg like a top. When it stops, we all fly off.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-21: “The old man was built like a brick wall. His name was Block. His son’s name was Chip. You figure it …

2023-11-21: “We are all mortal—except Fred. He’ll live forever and still be miserable.” #writing

2023-11-21: There is a woman cackling at her phone next to to me.

2023-11-21: Gah! I’m already getting ideas for book 3 in this series. My mind doesn’t seem to be in a …

2023-11-21: So, what is the best part of Thanksgiving? For me, turkey dinner since I never have it at other …

2023-11-21: I think I’ll take a dinner break and do some free-writing instead of working on this novel. I need a …

2023-11-21: All checked in. Time to get back to writing.

2023-11-21: Time for a break. I’m churning words, but at a slower rate today. #writing

2023-11-21: Time to get writing. I’ve been taking care of house stuff before heading out.

2023-11-21:

2023-11-21: Happy Alascattalo Day

2023-11-21: Don’t get involved with anger, especially your own. #life #success

2023-11-21: Good morning. Be grateful you woke up. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-20: For those of you who don’t know what music is. youtu.be/8Pa9x9fZB… #music

2023-11-20: “Where there’s a will, there’s usually a dead person.” #writing

2023-11-20: “Life is a crime of passion.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-20: Tomorrow, be playful. Let your inner kid run free. It feels cooped up. #life #success

2023-11-20: Happy National Absurdity Day There is more than enough to go around in the world.

2023-11-20: It’s time to quit for the day. Enough words for a day. It’s time to relax and pack again.

2023-11-20: “Life is riskier if you live it. That’s why so many prefer dull, boring, and predictive lives.” …

2023-11-20: It’s time to take a writing break.

2023-11-20: “Sometimes you have to die, so that you can start over.” #writing

2023-11-20: When in doubt, eat a cookie.

2023-11-20: Anyone planning 2024 yet? We should really plan on something good happening next year.

2023-11-20: “Life is just a higher form of death.” #writing

2023-11-20: “You need to worry when your children spontaneously combust and your pets look bored.” #writing

2023-11-20: If you get bad news early, you have more time to do something about it. #life

2023-11-20: Back in my day we had five and dime stores. Now we have dollar stores. #life

2023-11-20: What is the world coming to? Thanksgiving is this week.

2023-11-20: Greetings. Behold! A new week! Maybe since you got through the last one, you’ll do a better …

2023-11-19: Witness the quiet between the words. #life

2023-11-19: Plan for tomorrow: — iOS — writing — reading — eating — chores

2023-11-19: Writing done for the day. Time to rest, recover, and relax. #writing #nanowrimo

2023-11-19:

2023-11-19: Still rockin’ after all these years. youtu.be/7_L7d1prR… #music

2023-11-19: My parents taught me to swim by pushing me into the deep end of the pool. They tried to teach me to …

2023-11-19: Back home again. Time to write.

2023-11-18: Finally. It showed up. Jerk chicken. Gratuitous food pic. #food

2023-11-18: Chicken consumed. Time to fall over.

2023-11-18: If you worry about how to do something, you’re not spending enough time doing it. #life

2023-11-18: If you are in the US, do you do turkey, ham, both, or other for Thanksgiving? #food

2023-11-18: “Be your own thing.”

2023-11-18: Plan for tomorrow: — breakfast — head home — write — laundry (not Tom Landry)

2023-11-18: What do you call this in the restaurant biz? I’ve heard this called a “rollup”. And other names? …

2023-11-18: “What is hope?” God: “it’s a way to keep you from dying by your own hand.” “And you created it?” …

2023-11-18: Be the person others go to for answers. Make sure you don’t lie. Admit you don’t know when you …

2023-11-18: “He was too poor to afford a haircut. He was too rich to care.” #writing #character

2023-11-18: I know how the story needs to end. I just need to figure out how to get there from wher I am. …

2023-11-18: “He never ordered the jerk chicken. He thought it was hereditary.” #writing #character

2023-11-18: Watching a guy read a book at the bar. Too bad the book doesn’t have the iOS “Your phone is too …

2023-11-18: Always an easy shot. #photography

2023-11-18: Cookies count as health food.

2023-11-18: I guess I should thank you. Thank you for putting up with me and my weirdness. You’re the Chosen …

2023-11-18: I don’t think outside the box. I think outside the tesseract.

2023-11-18: Stretch your mind. Make it go from here to the sun and beyond. Then, go ahead and fill it.

2023-11-18: Why is “Oven Roasted” a selling point on a menu item? I guess the alternative might be “Boiled in …

2023-11-18: I’m decompressing. I’m mind-dumping. Writing is hard work, beyond just typing a lot. Pent up ideas …

2023-11-18: Your in-laws are not invited for the holdays this year. Especially if they put raisins in the …

2023-11-18: If you don’t find humor around you, find it in you. #life #humor

2023-11-18: Overheard: “They stopped making your car two years ago.” Me, thinking: “So you’ll never get …

2023-11-18: “Where have you been all my life?” “You’re what? Two years old?” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-18: “She was the woman of my dreams, but she existed.” #writing

2023-11-18: I want the bottle labeled “Fake”. Or maybe I’m confused and this is sponsored by a soccer team. …

2023-11-18: “The customs agent frowned up at me. It must have been part of their training. All the others had …

2023-11-18: Thanksgiving (U.S.) is next week. I’ll do my usual thing.

2023-11-18: “He had never drunk whiskey out of a woman’s shoe. He had gotten drunk. He had discovered that …

2023-11-18: “They were old. They were ignored. They were dangerous.” #writing

2023-11-18: Sometimes you have to dance into the absurd when no one will dance with you. #life

2023-11-18: Dehydrated watermelon. Is that just a normal melon?

2023-11-18: “He was a man in the morning and Mennonite.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-18: I know the next few bullet points I need to tackle in my story. Not that I have an outline; I don’t. …

2023-11-18: “She wrapped me around her finger. That’s when I knew I was a snake.” #writing

2023-11-18: OK. Today was a decent writing day. I’m over 60K words. #writing #nanowrimo

2023-11-18: My parents sent me to camp. They didn’t tell me there would be bears or that they didn’t expect me …

2023-11-18: When traveling and staying in a hotel, does your family use a secret knock?

2023-11-18: Struggling without success could mean you are struggling against success. #life

2023-11-18: Time for a break. I’m contemplating food as well.

2023-11-18: Uses of Board - #writing #language The humble wooden plank, or board, has played a very important part in the history of the English …

2023-11-18: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

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2023-11-18: “God sent his son to you to deliver a message. You owe $3.27 for postage.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-18: “He was old. He was flatulent. He walked with the help of cane. He had named it Michael. He was able …

2023-11-18: Observed: “His posture was such that he became a question mark when he walked.” #writing #character

2023-11-18: “The older you get, the more people begin to look alike.You tend to focus on the commonalities …

2023-11-18: “He lived in the shadows. The furnishings were all second-hand, but they were comfortable. It was …

2023-11-18: The story is moving along nicely. I have an urge to do some coding, but this being November, it’s …

2023-11-18: Time for a quick break. What’s everyone up to this weekend?

2023-11-18: “I missed you.” “You should spend more time at the target range.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-18: Observed: “He limped, the weight of his backpack slung over the opposite shoulder hampering his …

2023-11-18: “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. The water can be used to water your plants. Conserve …

2023-11-18: If you don’t do the small things, the big things seem impossible. #life

2023-11-18: I guess I should go in and take a walk-around Philcon. I’m expecting to be underwhelmed as I have …

2023-11-18: “Humans value plastic plants and fruits above the real thing. Why else would they populate their …

2023-11-18: Even a baby that makes small steps makes progress. Even a man with a long stride trips and falls. …

2023-11-18: Happy Apple Cider Day There is apple cider then there is really good apple cider.

2023-11-18: “What are you watching? The chickens. They are binge-worthy.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-18: Man to the maitre d’: “There will be three of us for breakfast. My wife is due any minute.” #writing …

2023-11-18: “I come from the past to tell you that we screwed up. And, uh, sorry about that, but I’m sure you …

2023-11-18: Good morning. Just had breakfast at the hotel. It’s Philcon (writing) day. Time for the ceremonial …

2023-11-17: Another day of writing done. Hey, it’s Friday! Do something relaxing this weekend. I won’t.

2023-11-17: Distractions are life’s way of telling you what you are doing is important. #life

2023-11-17: Gratuitous food pic. Mushroom ravioli. #food

2023-11-17: Still writing. I think I’ll break for dinner soon and finish today’s writing afterwards. I’m …

2023-11-17: Observed: Ad for “Wicked” (musical) “The true untold story of the Wicked Witch.” Obviously, someone …

2023-11-17: Happy Friday, all you sad people. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-16: The only thing you can cling to is impermanence. #life #success

2023-11-16: I’m fading fast. I still have another 1K words to go today, but I feel like falling over early. …

2023-11-16: PSA: not all bad jokes are dad jokes. Puns are definitely not dad jokes. Know your jokes.

2023-11-16: Sometimes the only thing you can do is the only thing you can do. #life

2023-11-16: Time for a break from writing. #writing #nanowrimo

2023-11-16: “The longest speeches provide the fewest truths.” #writing

2023-11-16: Happy Party with Your Bear Day. Now, if only I had a bear…

2023-11-16: If you have some books and you don’t know which one to read next, take them and place them on …

2023-11-16:

2023-11-16: Good morning. Keep it simple today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-15: I hope everyone has a good night.

2023-11-15: Plan for tomorrow: — a bit of iOS — baking something — back to NaNoWriMo writing — packing for …

2023-11-15: Time for a break. I’ve hit 50K words and “won” NaNoWrimo. I’m at 50233. I’m halfway to my goal. Half …

2023-11-15: Learn something new. Learn something that astonishes you, challenges you, or changes you. That is …

2023-11-15: Thanksgiving, here in the US at least, is next week. What glamorous feast are you planning or …

2023-11-15: Happy National Bundt Day

2023-11-15: I will be at Philcon this weekend, but mostly to sit in the hotel and write. #writing #philcon

2023-11-15: Your anger and what you do with it is your responsibility #life

2023-11-15: Good morning. The sun is here. So am I. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-14: “Some days you just have to be embarrassed about what’s going on in the world.” “That’s like every …

2023-11-14: Plan for tomorrow: — head for home — pack for Philcon — write — eat — maybe stuff

2023-11-14: ‘Which of your books is your favorite?” “How can you choose? They are like your children.” “Ok, …

2023-11-14: Understand your mistakes so you can make better ones.

2023-11-14: Happy National American Teddy Bear Day

2023-11-14: Observed: it’s 40º. Guy at the hotel is out washing his car with a sponge in the hotel parking lot. …

2023-11-14: Observed: guy in early thirties. Every few words is an f bimb. Not Tourette’s. Now talking about his …

2023-11-14: “I have a brilliant mind. But I forget which box it is in.” #writing

2023-11-14: “He ordered Roquefort, but they gave him bleu cheese. It was a queso mistaken identity.” #writing …

2023-11-14: Observed: he looked like a Hobbit, Pippin, if it weren’t for his shoes, his height, and that he was …

2023-11-14: Back in my day we had this thing called Twitter. It was the MySpace of our time.

2023-11-14: The young want to be older. The old want to be young. Few are happy with who they are. #life

2023-11-14: If you race to the finish, make sure you know what the goal is. It also helps to know what others …

2023-11-14: I’m looking forward to December, when I can take a couple days off from writing to do other stuff

2023-11-14: Be the friend you wish you had. #life #success

2023-11-14: If you could travel for a year, spending a month in one location, which 12 locations would youu want …

2023-11-14: At a restaurant a seat is never taken if it is still there.

2023-11-14: Swiss cheese is the holiest of cheeses.

2023-11-14: “The systemem doesn’t work if you can work the system.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-14: Anyone for a beer?

2023-11-14: The story is coming along nicely. There are some scenes that feel like filler, but overall, what I …

2023-11-14: I think I should venture forth or fifth and find something edible.

2023-11-14: One of those days. Got a toothache. Got a root canal. Morning gone. Time to catch up on writing.

2023-11-13: Back in my day we had stereo. We had two radios.

2023-11-13: Oh well. Looks like Jonathan Maberry canceled out of Philcon. I’ll still go, but I won’t be doing …

2023-11-13: “Just because you carry books under your arm, doesn’t make you a lawyer.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-13: “I’ve got some epoxy. Let’s bond.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-13: “His life was a ketchup bottle away from the mustard.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-13: Good morning. Sit with yourself, even if you’re alone. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-12: Be kind to those around you, even if you don’t think they deserve it. You don’t want to sink to …

2023-11-12: Time to quit for the day. I just hit 42K. I’m exhausted. #writing #nanowrimo

2023-11-12: PSA: Do not attempt life without adult supervision.

2023-11-12: When no one notices you, it doesn’t mean you don’t matter. #life

2023-11-12: Marry what you want with what you need. #life #success

2023-11-12: Good morning. Allow yourself to make mistakes. Allow for them as well. Just don’t make them …

2023-11-11: Good morning. Keep an open mind. Don’t assume you know everything. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-10: “Don’t bleed on your friends, when your enemies are around.” #writing

2023-11-10: It’s time to relax. I’m over 35K words. #writing #nanowrimo

2023-11-10: It’s Friday eve. Time for a small glass of mead. #mead

2023-11-10: “Modern day witches are all about electric covens.”

2023-11-10: Good morning. Hunker down. Get it done. It’s Friday. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-09: “The richer you are the more people want to rob you.”

2023-11-09: Monday is a holiday here.

2023-11-09: Time for a break. It’s a slow day of writing. #writing

2023-11-09: ‘Her ran. Terrified and his mind a jumble, he fell on the snow-covered ground. His hart beat against …

2023-11-09: Hello. It’s another day of writing for me. Maybe the words will flow again. Time for the …

2023-11-08: Time to rest. Writing done for the day. What did I miss?

2023-11-08: “You have been selected as part of a team of elite pizza eaters. Your mission is to eat all the …

2023-11-08: Time for a break. It must be the holiday season. I just got two calls from “agents” who want to …

2023-11-08: It feels like a tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich kind of day.

2023-11-08: Happy Cook Something Bold Day

2023-11-08: Hello. The sun is up. I’m not. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-07: I’m over 25K. One quarter of the way there. Time to fall over. #writing #nanowrimo

2023-11-07: Overheard: someone catering a holiday party by ordering Chick-Fil-A. Not a party I’d want to go to.

2023-11-07: Apparently, some people on ESPN can only afford one shirt

2023-11-07: “His was a simple mind. He read each word aloud. Punctuation made his head hurt.” #writing …

2023-11-07: So much for no free-writing this lunch.

2023-11-07: Thanksgiving #writing Turkey Day is rolling up fast. This year? It’s been an illusory dream—or nightmare. You woke up …

2023-11-07: “She had curves where no other woman did. She was more like a pile of melted bubbling cheese than …

2023-11-07: “His ancestry was questionable. As was he.” #writing

2023-11-07: I’ll be hanging out and mostly writing at Philcon next week. If you’re attending, feel free to …

2023-11-07: “He slurped the ramen like a native, which is to say someone from the United States.” #writing …

2023-11-07: “It’s tough being this good. It’s good being this tough.” #writing #throwawayline

2023-11-07: Best winter food? It can’t be something you can have at any time of year. Go! #food

2023-11-07: “Her smile was like an elongated letter S that had fallen down after a night of heavy drinking.” …

2023-11-07: It’s fine if you aren’t the best. It’s fine if you have flaws. It’s fine if you think you should do …

2023-11-07: Happy Hug a Bear Day Seems dangerous.

2023-11-07: It’s time to eat. I’m skipping free-writing today to write another scene. #writing #nanowrimo

2023-11-07: You can’t think if you’re bombarded by stimuli. #life #success

2023-11-07:

2023-11-07: Hello. Do what must be done. But first, have some coffee. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-06: Plan for tomorrow: — write — eat — do something or other

2023-11-06: I’ve been low key (not Loki) on here these past few weeks because I’ve been heads-down writing most …

2023-11-06: Yes, I wrote today. Yes, I hit my goal. I’m at 22,500 words. #writing #nanowrimo

2023-11-06: Happy National Nachos Day

2023-11-06: Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2023-11-06: Today is a slow writing day. Mostly because I’ve had to do other stuff. #writing #nanowrimo

2023-11-06: Took a break from writing it at lunch to bake a Sharlotka (apple cake) #baking

2023-11-06: Show people you appreciate them. #life #success

2023-11-06: Time to switch it up. Retrofit Buzz (M) w/Diamine Ancient Copper. #fountainpen

2023-11-06: Hello. Beat Monday into submission. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2023-11-05: Well the weekend is over. The clocks are reset. What do we have to look forward to? Monday.

2023-11-05: Done for the day. I’m at 19K words, day 5. Time to rest. #writing #nanowrimo