2018: Day 44 the one that did not meet expectations
Word count 120,320 + 664 or 120,984 of 1,000,000
Things are starting way later in the day than planned. It is 8:00 PM and my time to write draws short. Yesterday’s post fell short and the post for today is probably going to be on the shorter side. Some weeks are tougher than others and this one is a hard one. Grinding a few posts out on some rough days should be easier. At the moment my only course of action is to go into pure stream of conscious writing mode and hope for the best. I’m already pretty tired this post is going to be more or less pure instinct. Hammering the keys is how this night is going to end. Sleep will probably happen right after a last minute blaze of keystrokes.
Maybe it would be a good idea to write about cryptocurrency mining for the next 30 minutes, but that is not really the direction this one is going. My thoughts tonight are circling the nature of expectations. Without question my expectations for myself are rather high. Even the idea that I would thinking writing 1,000,000 words in the same year is possible tells you something about my self-confidence. That is one of those set the challenge and live up to it kind of moments. No matter what happens I’m on pace to have a big year. A year that helps define things. That journey is what is being captured each day in more detail than in years past.
Blog posts were meant to be reach in chronological order. That is the nature of how the software is developed and how the content is delivered. Maybe that is just one of those things. I would be highly surprised if somebody who ended up here after a few internet searches just kept reading from that point forward. A vast swatch of the posts that are stored here go undisturbed day after day. That is really one of those things that begs the question if nobody is going to read them why do I leave that legacy content online. The answer is pretty simple. Sometimes I search through it looking for something.
A weighty tome of my collective works would be millions of words long. It would be a massively heavy pile of papers to pick up. I would really wonder how or why somebody would try to read that entire thing from start to finish. Maybe parts of it could be broken up into a collection by topic or theme. Trying to read it from start to finish as an autobiographical sketch might be a little much. That is what makes this year different. That is what makes 2018 such a big year. Every one of these posts starts off with a greerint to the reader. The very first post in the series for this year calls out where things are going and why they are headed that way. This grand chautauqua into the nature of quality in our lives and within the foundations of society has been strung together in daily snapshots.
Even that first look at things tonight only strung together 500 words. That is not enough to round out a 3,000 word cut at life, the universe, and quality. Everybody is now asleep. I’m going to switch from listening to a very heavy rock titled digital station to that Dune (1965) audiobook from Google Play Books. The application has indicated that I’m 67% complete with only 6 hours and 52 minutes left. That is interesting enough at the moment. A fair amount of the book is rather offensive. I wonder exactly how it was received 53 years ago at the time of publication. That was a long time ago. Our very social fabric is much different today than it was 53 years ago. Our very rapid pace of technological advances have been ramping up in amazing ways.
Dr. Nels Lindahl
Written on my Storm Stryker PC and or my ASUS C101P using Google Docs