“Because It’s There”

Whether or not George Mallory actually said these words is, at this point, irrelevant. History has said that he said it and therefore he did. Regardless it is an accurate description of his attitude. It is an attitude that I have used for many of the things I have done in life. Most notably running.

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Reading List

So one of the things I’ve been trying to do this year is read more. I’ve never been opposed to reading, but my issue is that it always seemed to take me a lot longer to read than other people. Part of that is I often go through phases where I’ll read four several hours a day for a week, a month, three months…and then not read for an equally long time. Again, not because I’m opposed to it, just because, well, reasons.

But reading is like a lot like other activities: the more you do it, the better you get at it. So that’s what I’m trying to do, read more. Unlike a lot of others posting their reading lists I’m not out to get a specific number, or a specific genre. I’d like to just, well, read more.

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Why Didn’t You Like This Post?

If I only think you like me do you really like me?

While randomly poking at the internet before heading to bed I discovered that this is a thing.

Just let that sink in there for a moment. Someone created a bot that will auto “like” all of a particular persons Instagram posts. Continue reading “Why Didn’t You Like This Post?”

Tools of the Trade

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When these cases are opened, the pen and ideas take flight. What is the story whose secret they keep? The stylus, calamus and quill are extensions of the hand and trace the precision of its movements. With the power of knowledge, they are the envied prerogative of the scholar, the scribe or writer. They address the intangible forces of the imagination and the word, capturing them in small lines of obedient signs whose victory lies in turning the memory of civilisations into history.

-Description of a Writing Case in the Louvre Abu Dhabi

A Jarring Experience

So the other day I tried my hand at canning apples. We took The Peanut apple picking a few weeks earlier and had an incredible surplus. As we were soon departing for our trip to the other side of the world it seemed a shame to let them go to waste. Continue reading “A Jarring Experience”