This is a personal website to which I've been posting for nearly sixteen years. It's neither news nor journalism; It is often trivial fluff, but occasionally perspective and opinion.
At its core, this blog is little more than my odd collection of words, photos, thoughts, vents, ideas, fiction and assorted mental farts, a collection that happens to live online in the form of a blog.
I tend to fill this space with musings of little value to anyone but myself. Occasionally others find what I write to be interesting, and read it or share it. But usually it just is what it is: My ramblings.
So, share and enjoy... or just move along.
Run Distance Tallies / Goals
Behind for 02017 : 317.4 km / 1430 km
02016 : 1592.5 km / 1390 km
02015 : 1358.2 km / 1351 km
02014 : 1329 km / 1313 km
02013 : 1713.2 km / 1500 km
02012 : 1210.6 km / 1200 km
02011 : 480 km / 500 km
02010 : 730.1 km / 730 km
I'm learning to play the violin, and learning takes many, many hours of practice, and as an independent adult a dash of accountability to my adoring public. Since starting in September 2016, 230 days ago, I've meticulously logged my hours of focused learning, instruction, and generally just fiddling around.... literally.
This is how is all stacks up:
all time: 140 hours + 20 minutes
Averaging about 36 minutes per day.
in 2017: 70 hours + 10 minutes (~35 min/day) in 2016: 70 hours + 10 minutes (~38 min/day)
This is not the search you're looking for. You can go about your business. Move along... move along.
The opinions herein are my own wistful musings and have absolutely nothing to do with the opinions, policies or ideas of anyone else including employers, family, friends, or otherwise. Read my EULA before you read anything else... or bug off.
Comments will be heavily moderated. SPAM is crushed and sold for scrap. Stats and IPs are tracked, recorded. Haters and flamers will be ignored, blocked or reported. This is neither a democracy nor a public forum: it is a private space with a public face.
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So simple, so concise, so apt ...in the words of the late, great Douglas Adams.
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images and ownership
Much of the site imagery is original by the author, but I do borrow (with credit/permission where possible) from the web. Problem or concern? Comment or contact and I'll gladly remove or attribute with links.
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