Happiness

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 …

01-04-2018 – Work

What I am reading: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Got 783 words done today, mostly in torturing poor Professor Ishii.   Trust me, dude deserves it. Met a family (Locals) while Molly was out for her evening constitutional, nice people.  Had an old brown labrador. Did some further winnowing of my electronic shelves, new motto …

01-3-2018 – Work

What I am reading today: Simple Buddhism: A Guide to Enlightened Living Got that last single chapter cleaved in two, Ishii is getting more punishment and Jax’s Mom will have a coherent excuse as to why she has received a couple fo huge winning lottery tickets in the mail.  Along with everything going her way.   Any …