For various reasons, some of them vaguely satisfactory, yesterday I diverted from regular drafting to catching up on an old task. What countries do I need to tell nuclear proliferation stories about? Different authorities on this subject use different lists of such countries.
Actually, this assignment is essential for figuring out how to draft my early chapter(s) on this subject, so no, I’m not really being sidetracked.
Meaning? Make 2018 count!
Meaning? Yesterday I cycled mid-morning because of 39 degrees, queering my work day. Don’t do that again!
A heartwarming photograph from the latest session of the wonderful writing critique group I belong to. I wasn’t the one who spilled the vino, which might surprise those of you who know me well.
If you’ve worked in an office, you know full well that some locations, some rooms, just work better than others. Anywhere suffices for me, even on a tram, but Bar Ristretto chimes best. By a long shot!
Meaning? Alarm trills in darkness, sleep is a weight across your body, but your mind commands: arise. (Photo by David Clode on Unsplash)
In building a new “standard day,” some sparkling new bricks can be mortared on with ready ease – an evening alarm to encourage sleep patterns, a brief (ten minutes) moment of stillness, a habit of daily exercise. Other bricks – a morning alarm, instilling afternoon productivity, diverting a little time into book production – are yet to be successfully laid. Patience required, Andres.
(Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash)
So here’s the thing. You jam brakes on the world – aka Facebook, the news, email – and stop it crowding out nearly half the day . . . and guess what happens? You crowd out the world! Aaaaaah! The damage to the psyche!
(Photo by Matt Benson on Unsplash)
The switch from 2017 – a certain routine of working and living – to 2018 has wrenched more than I anticipated, so I can’t express full delight at progress. But much is on track and, best of all, I’m back at Bar Ristretto for this morning of Monday, January 15.
Distracted, I shout (silently!) at the blue sky