Oh, I have been waiting for micro Monday for nearly a week now!
@sexyhermit for his view-on-run photos
@ejjett for his insightful “ramblings”
@jgordon for his influx of interesting links
@larison for the fascinating words of the day
Heading to NYC tomorrow. Anyone up for breakfast 🍩 brunch 🍣 lunch 🍕coffee ☕️ tea 🍵? How about paper shop recommendations? We are in NYC through Tuesday.
Currently playing the m.b whack-a-mole follow game: Start with @manton, select an account from his “you’re not following” list, follow, select an account from that new account’s “you’re not following” list, follow, repeat. Length to end of chains so far: 16, 4, 19, and 2. :)
My Gen1 collection is now complete! A group of regulars helped us on an EX raid, hopping out of the original raid when my phone locked. #sohappy #pokemongo #pgo
The Lady Astronaut of Mars novelette by Mary Robinette Kowal
Following @cheri’s weekend read post, I finished The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer today. After finishing, I promptly flipped back to the beginning, and read it again. Strongly recommended. 📚
Last week’s non-fiction reads: 📚
Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit, worth reading, recommended here on m.b.
How to Write Short by Roy Peter Clark, strongly recommended for anyone who works with words
Self-Knowledge by The School of Life, amazing, let me buy you a copy.
What Happens When a Computer Runs Your Life - done “right” you experience the world and grow.
Dying! mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/s… 😂
“Let’s read a book together.”
“Nah, you read faster than I do.”
“If I do, it’s not by much.”
“Okay, fine, you read more than I do.”
“No, I choose to read long form, not Reddit and Twitter. I would argue we read the same number of words.”
“Well, there is that.”
My most frequently visited Wikipedia page these last few weeks: List of Fallacies
All my college notes were in pencil. All my college homework was done in pencil, too. Contrasting these, my lab journals were written in pen, as they should be. All my work notebooks subsequently have also been in pen.
I’m in a new college class, and am now unsure if I should revert back to pencil for my notes, calculations, and problem solving.
I will make mistakes in my studies, but those mistakes are part of learning, just as the mistakes in my professional notebooks are part of the development processes. I’m used to crossing out mistakes with a single line and continuing with my work, so the errors don’t bother me.
And yet. And yet.
The question amuses me. My writing implement is a small thing to be unsure of, and yet, here I am.
How do I have four copies of Gregory Hays’ translation of Mediations, and not a single copy with me when I need one? /me shakes fist at sky