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Had an idea for a thing. At the moment I’m calling it <broken poets>. Clark was having one of his moments. “There were roughly three thousand people using public transport that day; thirty-four where riding on the bus in question; eighteen were Caucasian, twelve were Hispanic, two were black, two were Asian; nine were wearing hats: […]

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The GNU/Linux Lagniappes

I’ve been enamored with free software since Windows Vista decided to disappear what I called my “trial run” Wubi install of Ubuntu. By the end of this “trial” I preferred GNU/Linux so strongly that I had forgotten there was another operating system (OS) installed on the computer. But then there was a problem. I couldn’t boot […]

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Three Things: Six

a minor commitment Pain – remained conscious throughout the day – stretched frequently – moved often Play – frisbee – nice weather – carefree time – directed interest Quality – minor accomplishments along the way on small projects that add up to major accomplishments – slowly built buy-in to more easily port success in one […]

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Three Things: Five

a minor commitment A little lo-fi the other day…

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Three Things: Four

a minor commitment Mother’s Day – a clean living room and kitchen – contact with family – space for children to play Computing – reclaimed an older machine I can still use – started using the R project – began creating a wallpaper for Fedora Tea – a pleasant end to the day – relaxing […]

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Three Things: Three

a minor commitment – three things: one – three things: two Enjoyment1 – a walk in the park – beautiful weather – an early start – a park – a snack Books2 – a decision pre-made – a collection pre-created – a clear objective – a step-by-step pathway to success Cleaning3 – something you are […]

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Three Things: Two

a minor commitment – three things: one Basement Cleaning Activity1 – Loud children’s music by the brilliant Justin Roberts provided the soundtrack – Simple objectives for my little helpers (e.g. these in the box; these on the table; these in the garbage) – The only distractions were game-oriented and fun Bedtime2 A combination of: – […]

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Three Things: One

a minor commitment Breakfast1 – The coffee was strong – We arose to bright sunshine – We were up earlier than usual – There was laughter and smiles Data2 – We put in the work — when it didn’t make sense — in order to capitalize when it did – We honed our skills on […]

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Three Things

It is astounding how simple it can be to cultivate happiness. Each time I encounter another way to increase happiness and improve well-being I am awed by the simplicity of the action required and the largess of the result. Dr. Seligman, a positive psychologist, suggests the following for a better life: “Every night for the next […]