Sick Culture

What are the marks of a sick culture? It is a bad sign when the people of a country stop identifying themselves with the country and start identifying with a group. A racial group. Or a religion. Or a language. Anything, as long as it isn’t the whole population.

App Idea

Many people could use an app where you take a picture of your prescription and it makes reminders for you of when to take them.  Maybe you take a picture of the pill bottle, it pulls the frequency info from there.  Squirts that data into your calendar app?

01-07-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Busy day today, reworked the Water Softener, limiting the water usage. Cleaned up and organized the garage. Cleaned up and organized my workbench. Got 600 words done in Jax’s moms story line.  Calling it a good day.

01-06-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: Mathematical Foundations of Statistical Mechanics Got some good writing done today, Ishii has been dealt with, his pain and suffering was cathartic.  Jax’s Mom is going to be more detailed and less pokey-pokey, so I figure all day tomorrow should do it. Luckily Sandra is taking art classes (and doing an amazing job …

App Idea

Someone should make an app that transcribes Podcasts. I just don’t have a time or attentiveness to listen to whole blocks of conversations.  Especially by people i don’t know.  But there is a lot of good info that I could skim from a transcription.


Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own …

Have Adventures

Have adventures. The Hemingway mode was in ascendancy for decades before it was eclipsed by trendy fabulist “exercises.” The pendulum is swinging back, though, and it’s going to knock these effete eggheads right out of their Aeron chairs. Keep ahead of the curve. Get out and see the world. It’s not going to kill you …

01-05-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts Today was a mixed bag.  Got two recliners for the media room and Sandra really likes them.  Had to do a bit of driving to get them though, so it sorta blew through the day. Spent an hour reformatting the …

Spend It All

One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something …