The Scratchy Violinyst: Pat Head, Rub Belly

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3 Dec 02016 | 2 minutes of your time

My fingers have developed semi-permanent groves from the effort.

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I think people want to be truly selfless and that probably matters more than if they really are.
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Alternate Universes

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2 Dec 02016 | 6 minutes of your time

Let’s, for sake of clarity, say you’re driving a newer model black pickup truck.

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Brad’s Big Book Queue: Prologue

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1 Dec 02016 | 4 minutes of your time

In 2016 I had this big goal of rereading 25 books.

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Assuming no snags with the renovation progress, having a sink in our kitchen again.
a sums & pieces for 1 Dec 02016
There's a selfie you've probably seen of me chomping on my finisher medal a few seconds after finishing the NYC Marathon in Central Park. That one.
a sums & pieces for 30 Nov 02016
Blog Every Day Every December

It occurs to me just now, as December lurks just over the horizon, that usually, generally, traditionally (as much as that’s actually a thing on a 15 year old blog) I make a honest effort in the final month of each year to write at least one blog post every day. That might be a serious, long post about something significant. It might be a photo with some text (because you already knew that if you clicked on the pictures they had a post behind them, right?) or they might just be a quick, little aside-style post such as this one you’re reading now. I’m going to promise big and go for gold. And I guess we’ll see how it all pans out, y’know, between finishing the home renovations, getting back into post-marathon running of some sort, scratching out some violin practice and hopefully squeezing in some holiday cheer. No pressure, right?

30 Nov 02016 | asides & shorts | blogger
Scratchy Progress, Part 2
50 h
Scratchy Progress, Part 2
29 Nov 02016
I've totaled a little over 50 hours of cumulative practice so far.
# Having planned (promised?) to post a video of some kind after every 24 hours of accumulated violin practice, and having hit 48 hours last night, I realize I probably need to do some recording tonight.
29 Nov 02016 at quarter to eight am
# Noticing that Civilization VI was recently released reminded me that I hadn't really played enough Civilization V to appreciate that fact. I spent some time fixing that last night.
29 Nov 02016 at twenty after seven am
...that installing laminate flooring is easy, but installing it well is an art form.
a sums & pieces for 29 Nov 02016
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