Day 75 the one where basketball dominated the day

2018: Day 75 the one where basketball dominated the day
Word count 164,214 + 800 or 165,014 of 1,000,000

Dear Reader,

Today should be a big day in this whole writing journey this year. Day 75 has to have some special significance. Certainly it is possible that today is just another day and things are going along as they would regardless of what might be happening in the world of my writing strategies. Each moment is followed by the next. Every day is followed by another one. Processions of time marking events are pretty consistent. That is one of those things you can pretty much accept. Last night the weather in Denver was less than ideal for flying. Clouds were super low and visibility was questionable. It was one of those flights where the turbulence at the end was worse than the beginning. Sure the flight had Thor: Ragnarok during the inflight entertainment, but that only partially makes up for a wild landing. You may have noticed that watching the movie captivated my attention during the flight. My writing productivity was questionable for a two hour flight. Things should have gone much better in terms of writing output. Sometimes the words simply do not flow. Sure watching a movie is maybe just as bad as listening to an audiobook and trying to write at a fast pace.

Right now I’m listening to a playlist that features the top 50 most played rock songs. That type of listening does not really impact my ability to write. Music has never really slowed me down the way a good audiobook apparently does. That is one of those things that seems to be very consistent. Early on my trip I had thought about buying another audiobook. Sure that keeps seeming like a good idea. I’m on song 9 of 50 and things are going ok so far tonight. Earlier tonight I had to take an allergy pill. All the rain must have released something in the air that was making my eyes itchy. Solving that problem was worth grabbing an allergy pill and a glass of water. This whole writing endeavor tonight might be a little bit easier if I committed to a topic or maybe to writing a short story of some type.

Right now at this moment I’m making a choice to keep hitting the keys and working toward something. For some reason at the moment that something does not surpass some basic stream of consciousness writing. Sure it might be time to write a few lines of epic poetry about the process of charging my Fitbit Ionic watch. That happened earlier today. Somebody from a survey company just called my cell phone. For a long time every time a survey company called I did the survey. This time around I just hung up on the caller. I’m pretty sure that was rude of me to just hang up on a caller, but it is 20:00 hours and we are in bedtime routine mode. Oddly enough I was under the impression that my cell phone was not really a target for robotic calling. No real method exists to get on a universal do not call list. I checked on the website, “Thank you for registering your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry. You successfully registered your phone number… on August 13, 2005.” That registration does not appear to be helping me avoid SPAM phone calls.

Of all the things I could spend my time doing answering spam email and calls is not really on my list of things to do with my limited time. That however does not stop the calls. Sure the DNC registry was designed to help. Maybe figuring out rock solid good uses of my time is something that I should focus in on doing. Figuring out what topics to write about about and just how much time should be devoted to each topic is a very important part of the process. It is a good part of the process and something that probably deserves more time and attention. Spending a little more time plotting out my writing journey might help speed things up. I have tried to sketch out these daily writing sessions. Some of that has involved making lists of future topics. None of that really seemed to help. Things pretty much happen in the moment. Writing happens at the moment of the spark. Words materialize at the intersection of passion and motivation. Sure you thought I was going to write at the intersection of technology and modernity, but that combination of words would not make sense within the context of that argument. Oh they make sense in a ton of other contexts, but not that one.

Dr. Nels Lindahl
Broomfield, Colorado
Written on my Storm Stryker PC and or my ASUS C101P using Google Docs

Day 74 the one with a ton of time at the airport

2018: Day 74 the one with a ton of time at the airport
Word count 163,146 + 1,068 or 164,214 of 1,000,000

Dear Reader,

Yesterday was a total wash. I sat down late in the day to engage in some writing. That late night writing session just sort of fizzled and failed. My sprint to 3,000 words was more or less a complete and total epic fail. I didn’t even hit the 500 word mark. Today is going to be better. A lot of that hope has to do with how long I’ll be stuck at the airport today. My flight is about 2 hours away from boarding. That should be plenty of time to engage in some writing. People are milling all over the airport. They all seem to be trying to dip into a restaurant or shop to grab some semblance of dinner. This terminal does not have enough spots for people to sit down and eat. It really only has enough room for them to mill around.

Some place sold me two shots of espresso and a blueberry muffin. It was an ok blueberry muffin. I’m guessing it was better around breakfast time today. All these hours later it is past the prime moment of freshness. That did not stop me from devouring it and looking around to see if anybody was laughing at me. You can imagine that the blueberry muffin did not last all that long. Neither did those two shots of espresso. That was enough fuel to engage the writing process tonight. I’m hopeful that between this time right now and the time during the flight a ton of writing will occur. I probably will not be having any more blueberry muffins today so that process is over. Writing however should keep going assuming everything works out ok.

It may not work out very well. At the moment all I want to do is catch up on college basketball scores and coverage. Today the Jayhawks played and I have not seen or read about the game at all. I’m pretty much avoiding all sources of content until later tonight when I can watch the game. This is the time of year where college basketball is everywhere. That will make it hard.

Topic 1: On the airplane

This flight has DirecTV and apparently I can watch Thor: Ragnarok from Marvel Studios during the flight. You may have already guessed that is pretty exciting and something that should be pretty fun. Last time on a flight with a movie I got to watch Wonder Woman. Oddly enough being able to watch a movie on the airplane flight is still an exciting thing. It is one of those experiences that will probably be commonplace for future generations, but the idea of having DirecTV on an airplane is still an interesting use of technology. It looks like the movie is now counting down until the start. A time is showing 18 minutes and some change in the upper left corner. I’m probably going to watch the trailer for the next 18 minutes and be utterly captivated by it. This is one of those flights where I am hoping to knock out at least 3,000 words. It is dark outside right now. That means that a beautiful skyline will not be able to distract me. Writing and watching some Thor will be the co-equal goals for this flight. At this point, I have not even booted up my best of Tears for Fears album. My Bose Qc35 wireless headphones are currently plugged into the seat using the oddly strongly proprietary cable they provided in the case. It has one normal end and one really tiny end that seems to be tailored to the headphones.

Ok —- we are pushing back from the terminal. Things are about to get going. We will hit that few minutes of take off that I really do not enjoy. Landing does not really bother me, but that initial climb to cruising altitude always disrupts my routines. I’m hoping that listening to some Thor will distract me from the details of the process. Perhaps more importantly I’m hoping that flying out of Chicago today does not involve any turbulence. It just might. They do call this place the windy city. This Boeing B757-300 seems nice enough. It has these tiny little televisions and DirecTV. I’m guessing that it will also offer wireless internet for a small fee here shortly. I just converted my Chromebook to tablet mode… this is the first time I have used the screen to type. I cannot type without hunting and pecking. Apparently, the tablet keyboard mode of the ASUS C101P Chromebook does not work for my brand of typing. Using that for a long period of time would not have worked out in a positive way. I gave up on that style of typing pretty quickly and went back to the keyboard.

I think my goal for the weekend is to get back to working with a 24 hour buffer for my blog posts. That might mean when writing two posts today by splitting my writing time in half. I may just write to 2,000 words and then switch to a different Google Doc. Maybe that is the best course of action at this point. Overall my goal is to spend less time writing about the process of the journey and more time recounting the path based on each memorable moment. Along this journey their will be so many moments to recount, to muse about, to help inform how the journey has impacted my life. That is probably the cornerstone of this writing effort. It looks like a ton of airplanes are backed up right now to take off out of Chicago O’Hare International airport. None of my writing so far has benefited from spell check. I have not been connected to the internet. I can see three airplanes waiting to take off on the runway next to our. It seems like a backlog must exist here at about 20:14 hours tonight. The weather overall seems fine here so this must just be a logistics problem of some sort.

Thor: Ragnarok is staring right now and we are beginning to take off. Take off took a few minutes of my time to reorient. Now I have connected to the internet and we are cruising along.

Dr. Nels Lindahl
Broomfield, Colorado
Written on my Storm Stryker PC and or my ASUS C101P using Google Docs

Day 73 the one where I got worn out

2018: Day 73 the one where I got worn out
Word count 162,730 + 416 or 163,146 of 1,000,000

Dear Reader,

Oh where did the time go today. It is now 20:22 hours and I’m pretty much ready for bed already. This was a day where I flat out got worn out. Traveling yesterday just wiped me out. That happens. My goal here for the night it to write a few words and then go to bed. I really only have another hour before this blog post will be published and out in the wild. Maybe it was the snowstorm that hit Chicago yesterday that made things a little bit wild. Getting in stuck in the airport for a couple hours yesterday was enough to slow me down. Sometimes during the downtime and the waiting things are different. I probably should have gotten some extra snacks yesterday. That might have been the key. Last night I could not get to sleep.

Topic 1: Thumbnail

I sorted through all the photographs that were taken yesterday. The one attached to this blog post was the best photograph that was taken. It really captures the view that captivated me during the flight. It was one of those moments of wonder. Every one of those circles has a story to tell. They are all a part of a farm and they were just so visually striking. Maybe it was just one of those days where looking out the window was more than just looking out the window. It was about imagination and just enjoying watching the landscapes from 35,000 feet.

Topic 2: My mining computer is powered down

It seemed like a good idea to go ahead and power down my mining computer for a couple of days. I was not sure how the third graphics card was going to do in the case. My power supply runs at 850 watts and that should be enough to support all the hardware, but it could have faced some reboots. That was enough for me to power down instead of running the NiceHash mining software to sell hashing power. I’m seriously considering booting up the legacy version of the NiceHash mining software later this week. That would let me run all three graphics cards. Today was one of those days where bitcoin values plummeted. It looks like that downward plunge was related to some decisions from advertisers to block cryptocurrency related advertisements online.

Dr. Nels Lindahl
Broomfield, Colorado
Written on my Storm Stryker PC and or my ASUS C101P using Google Docs

Day 72 the one with a wild day of travel to the windy city

2018: Day 72 the one with a wild day of travel to the windy city
Word count 160,730 + 2,000 or 162,730 of 1,000,000

Dear Reader,

Things were working out just fine on the way to Chicago. I got in line just in time for things to work out. The airline has these boarding groups and people were all standing around waiting. Announcements starting occurring. People knew from the first words what was was happening. Apparently, air traffic control conditions were delaying the flight. Sure the flight before had landed about 11 minutes behind schedule, but that happens from time to time. This delay was probably related to the weather in Chicago. Snow had been projected. A 90% chance of precipitation for that city. It was one of those very short leash type of delays. People had to stay right around the boarding area and just sort of watch and wait. I’m all for safety, but delay details are not very specific. If my phone alert had just said that due to snow in Chicago the flight was delayed, then I would have shrugged and moved on with the waiting game. Things in the world of airlines do not have reason codes or explanations. Time lapses and people wait. That is how it goes. It is probably not the best model for customer service. At this point, I’m not entirely sure the airline industry is worried about customer service anyway. It seems to be a logistics business at this point.

I just realized that during the course of writing in offline mode within Google Docs the spell check feature does not highlight things with angry red squiggles. That could very well speed up my writing. Even though it totally makes sense to hit spell check at the end of the document I tend to keep hitting it every few paragraphs. Sure it might be easier to just write without error, but that does not really happen. For some reason some words and letters get reverse during the course of thunderous typing. I guess this trip will test my theories on writing without spell check. I’m going to land in Chicago and pretty much have to upload this blog post. That will be an adventure. Things are usually pretty hectic that time of night at an airport terminal. Maybe this flight will have Wi-Fi. The airplane is a Boeing B757-300. It seems nice enough my seat is actually pretty comfortable. I know it sounds somewhat silly to keep writing about airplane seats, but sometimes they are fine and sometimes they are horrible. It does not really seem to have any rhyme or reason. It probably has to do with wear and tear.

Speaking of where and tear I ordered two vintage Margaritaville shirts on eBay last week. They both have the exact same tag as my favorite shirt. I’m hoping that means that my favorite shirt will soon have 2 backups. Shopping by pictures of a tag and some size information is probably not the ideal method of buying an epic button down shirt. That is what I ended up doing and it might work out in my favor. We will see how it goes. The satellite internet I’m about to buy access to is probably not all that different from what those folks sailing around the world can get. I’m pretty sure that I did not need to learn a ton of information about internet on the ocean. The odds of getting me out on a ship to sail around the world are very low. I’m not really a fan of boating or sailing or any nautical variant of those terms. That is one of those things you have probably learned about me. That does not stop me from wondering how phones and internet work at sea. Maybe it something that just strikes my interest. Obviously, it must be something that I at least enjoy learning about. Several minutes were spent looking at hardware and prices that I will never use or need.

We will see if the wireless internet on this flight works shortly. We are about to take off on a two hour journey from Denver to Chicago. That is about to happen. Well it was about to happen. We apparently just connected back to the terminal walkway. Ok now we rolled back a little bit and things appear to be going along the normal take off process. All right here we go. I’m always curious when I see people with highly cracked smartphone screens. I know that screens are really very delicate and that they break from time to time. People drop them or they just get crushed in a bag. Both time that I have destroyed a screen that phone was almost immediately sent for repair. That is not something that I tolerate very well. It looks like I was totally connected to the wrong internet… my flight statu is showing details for Washington, DC (DCA) to San Francisco, CA (SFO). That sounds like a very long flight. I wonder how many time that flight stops or if it is a nonstop. The longest flight I have ever been on was from Los Angeles, California to Tokyo, Japan. I mostly remember thinking that next time I’m booking a ticket that is not the last row in the airplane. That was the last time that I sat in the very last row of an airplane.

Right now I’m just typing away and waiting for airplane to accelerate toward take off. We are sort of rolling along the runway right now. I’m guessing that pretty quickly our accent to 30,000 feet will be starting. Those first few minutes of a flight are not really my favorite. Right now all I’m getting from the website is a message that says, “Internet service will be available for purchase once a connection is established.” Ok —- I just rebooted my Chromebook and check my Google Pixel 2 XL phone. Neither device is able to connect to the internet on this flight. That is frustrating. It will probably continue to be frustrating for the next 2 hours. I guess at some point they will bring me a snack. That will not really make up for a lack of internet connection, but a snack is a snack. Today it was a snack and a soda. Oddly enough that seemed to be ok… the internet allowed a connection. That was super exciting. The speed is highly questionable. I’ll try to run a speed test on it shortly.

I tried to take a photograph out the airplane window, but things are a little hazy. Things look ok from where I am sitting, but the photographs are darker and a little hazy. Maybe when my phone connects to the cloud the Google Photos the AI will be able to make them auto awesome. At the moment none of them are worthy of being a thumbnail for the blog post today. I tried to run a speedtest and that did not work at all. It directed me back to the airline website. That makes sense. I imagine the speed test would be very interesting. Oh —- I almost forgot to give you an update on my Amazon music service experience. I did finally notice the difference between unlimited and prime music. A bunch of albums that were saved to my phone are now blanked out. They are sort of darker than the other albums and they do not play. I guess you could say they are letting me know that they are not lost, but they are not mine to listen to at this time. Maybe half of the albums on my phone were apparently in that bucket. That is pretty much the only difference I have seen so far. It is probably not enough to make me want to subscribe again, but in full disclosure I did notice.

I really do enjoy writing on an airplane. This should have been a two hour time slot devoted to writing a short story. For some reason, I spent a good chunk of my time just looking out the window. That time right before it starts getting dark is really visually striking. I may have eaten a bag of chips and a slice of cheesecake. On the brighter side of things breakfast and lunch were both Soylent. It does appear that the 7-11 near my hotel sells Soylent. That should be an interesting shopping trip. I wonder how many people visit 7-11 wanting to get Soylent. You can order it online, but it is not sold at very many stores. You can tell that I’m pretty committed to this diet. I guess that is a good thing at this point. My journey to get back under 200 pounds is going to take a little bit of time. It could happen this summer, but that will probably involve getting into routine where I’m using my treadmill desk and walking Captain Pickles our new puppy. Peppercorn the dog gave up during our last walk. You might think that is an exaggeration, but it is not. We were walking to the park and Peppercorn looked back at me and just layed down on the path. That was last year. We waited a little bit and then walked home. It was one of those moments that I remembered the dog is well over 10 years old.

Right now the ground has disappeared under a layer of cloud cover. The sun is setting in the distance. Soon enough night will be here and this voyage through the sky will be over. Writing with some degree of rhythm seems to be escaping me at the moment. Maybe it was the cheesecake. It was tasty and all, but was it worth a few hundred words of writing productivity. At the airport tonight I may very well buy a pretzel. The only two places that tend to sell me pretzels are malls and airports. I’m sure other places people have pretzel cards a plenty. The clouds have an almost purple tint to them. We are 15 miles out from Chicago. This has been a pleasant flight. A little bit of turbulence, but nothing serious. I was hoping to produce a few more words doing the flight today. It seems like maybe my motivation wavered in the middle of the flight. A bunch of time got lost during a few moments of staring out the window. We are just above the cloud level now. Here shortly we will pass down through the clouds and begin to cruise in and land. All the people around me seem pretty happy after that round of snacks.

I’m going to need to remember to get my coat from the closet after we land. It is cold in Chicago and a top coat is probably going to be the right way to go about things. It will be windy and brisk in the morning. It looks like it is done snowing for the day. That is good news all around. I was not ready for a snow storm like what they are getting on the east coast. It has been a month of interesting snow storms and warnings on the east coast. I’m pretty much ready for summer at this point. That is pretty much how things will go up until the moment that I’m ready for winter again. That is the best part about living in Colorado. We have all the seasons in full effect. Sometimes it can feel like you get a couple seasons in one day, but that is part of what makes it interesting. I’m sure the internet is about to fail out here shortly. That happens toward the end of a flight. I think the journey to the hotel should be interesting enough. It could be one of those things that is more adventure than I planned for. That should become pretty clear here soon enough.

Dr. Nels Lindahl
Broomfield, Colorado
Written on my Storm Stryker PC and or my ASUS C101P using Google Docs

Day 71 the one with a 3rd graphics card

2018: Day 71 the one with a 3rd graphics card
Word count 158,729 + 2,001 or 160,730 of 1,000,000

Dear Reader,

Well I’m not sure switching to Amazon Prime Music from the Amazon Unlimited Music services has affected me in any way. I guess it saved me a couple dollars per month. Yesterday I watched some videos from these folks that sail all over the world and post YouTube videos. They call their channel Sailing La Vagabonde. I’m pretty sure that they are not using any of the Amazon streaming music services. The thing that I wondered most about when watching a few of their videos was how they connected to the internet. I assume that it is possible to have a stable internet connection on the high seas. That probably involves a satellite connection and some type of interesting hardware. I spent about 30 minutes looking at different options for ocean going internet. Some of them seem to be both very slow and very expensive.

Earlier today I powered down my Storm Stryker custom computer build and installed a Radeon RX 560 graphics card. That means that the Radeon card can power my monitor and the two NVIDIA GTX 1060 cards can sell hashing power to NiceHash. I’m hoping that separating out my 4K graphics usage from my mining activities will help increase my selling power by just a little bit. Strangely enough it actually lowered the temperate on one of my GTX 1060 graphics cards. That car is sitting right under the Radeon card. Only running some basic 4K display content does not drive any real heat on that additional graphics card. That means that the fan for the card is pushing relatively cooler air at the bottom graphics card. That made me wonder when the NiceHash mining software was going to go back to supporting AMD cards without having to use the legacy version. It would probably be better to be mining using all 3 cards and maybe now would be a good time to install the legacy NiceHash mining software. I would imagine it would have to be faster than the current card configuration. Mining with 3 graphics cards would have to be better than mining with 2 graphics cards.

Having a sweet three graphics card setup in my main Storm Stryker computer build is exciting. My MSI Afterburner software is setup and I’m tweaking things to have the temperature set up correctly for the case. The one thing that I have learned about mining cryptocurrency is that heat is the byproduct. John Oliver made some interesting arguments this week about mining cryptocurrency and equated buying coins with gambling. I would argue that blockchain really is an interesting technology. Bitcoin and all of the alternative coins utilize the blockchain technology. At some point, people really will use blockchain to keep track of things in a decentralized way. Most of the cryptocurrency coins that exist today have no real reason to exist. To that end you can probably equate buying cryptocurrency on the markets with gambling. I have made similar arguments and so has Warren Buffett. My arguments have been based on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies being a bubble.

My 100 day mining effort has basically paid for itself. Using the NiceHash mining software to sell hashing power has been really easy. They pay me in bitcoin and I have kept all of it. The reason I have kept all of it is pure speculation at this point. I keep thinking that bitcoin will have another spike and that maybe at that point I’ll sell. Now my collection of turtle coins is entirely different. I just like them. The value they hold is entirely based on my happiness related to having them. I’m not sure John Oliver accounted for the excitement that most hobbyist miners get from going after aleternive coins. My investment in mining involved a graphics card purchase and some electricity. I don’t really consider that to be gambling. Maybe the easiest thing to do would be to call it an entertainment expense. Outside of that I might make a few arguments about how it is for purely research purposes. I did it for science. Science can be fun and full of adventure I assume based on the right research design.

Topic 1: Thinking about word counts

All things being equal is looks like I produce about 2,000 words per day in a blog format. Trying to sustain 3,000 words per day has been problematic. Writing 2,000 words per day every day of the year would produce a weighty tome full of 730,000 words. That would be far short of 1,000,000 words, but it would still be a pretty big writing year. I’m guessing that on new years eve I will be somewhere between 730,000 and 1,000,000 words published on this blog. At this point, I think getting to the 800,000 word mark would be a pretty big accomplishment. Sure —- I’m rationalizing failure at this point. Missing the target would be missing the target. I will give it my absolute best effort and I think no matter what happens I will achieve my main goal from this writing journey. I want to get passed the first layer of thought and push way deeper into the very fabric of my thoughts via stream of consciousness writing. That is pretty much about getting to the next level as a writer, as a thinker, and ultimately as a creator.

Ultimately that is the point of this whole writing experiment. It is about moving passed all the basic mundane thoughts that march around taking up space and break through to something objectively more meaningful. That means you have to wade through a ton of nonsense to get to the true heart of this inquiry. Sure at the end of this writing experiment you could just pick up the coffee table book and open to a random page somewhere in the middle to figure out if things progressed. That would be one way to go about. Right now I’m about halfway to the minimum writing target of 2,000 words for the day. I thought things were a lot further along tonight. Maybe it just felt that way. I’m going to need to pick some better topics to write about or maybe I’ll just need to really dig in and write a higher volume of words about each moment happening during the journey.

Topic 2: Approaching Wind Tower: A short story

Pathways can lead in many directions. Every moment on that road was leading up to something magical. It was going to be one of those days. They knew that the moments in front of them would be meaningful. A measure of excitement grew well beyond words as the roadway turned from pavement to dirt. Things even smell a little different on a dirt road. The smoothness of the city gives way to dips and shaking ruts of the roadway. Every day the weather changes those roads. Even the dirt being kicked up was enough to shake the senses. Driving a truck has been the way to go for this trip, but maybe a motorcycle would have brought the world around them even closer. This was one of those trips where having the right equipment was going to make all the difference.

Picking the right harness is really a point of personal preference balanced with safety. Every carabiner clipped to that harness has a point. Climbing would be the best part of the adventure. Driving toward the mountains was exciting. Driving on old dirt roads was enough to spark the imagination, but it was nothing like being clipped to an unforgiving rock face that challenged everyone. It was like a vertical work of ant. Only a trained eye could see the path lurking just behind the majestic beauty of that rock face. The trunk was holding the keys to that pathway. All that equipment had been carefully packed and checked. It was the difference between a successful climb and a disappointing journey. That was how things were shaking up. The drive alone had taken the better part of the day. Every one of those miles would be less memorable compared to that last mile of dirt road that brought people into the park.

Parking opened the door to anticipation of an adventure that was about to happen. You can start to feel the wind after getting outside of the car. You forget sometimes when driving just how much a little bit of wind can change things. It can pull moisture right out of that rock. It can rob you of any warmth and remind you of just how cold and unforgiving a rock face can be. Every bit of the equipment was read and packed in the right way. A helmet was in order this time. The park was known for having some gravel runs during a climb. It could be the wind or somebody else that set that stone free, but a helmet would make all the difference. Shoes really do make a huge word of difference during a chilling climb. That feeling of learning into the rock as your shoe grips a rock face that has been around longer than anybody you know really does put things in perspective.

It was just a few thousand feet from the parking spot to the base. You may have figured out that Wind Tower only offered technical rock climbing access. This was not a trailhead or a place to approach without specific intentions. Those intentions had to be geared toward making a reasoned and prepared climb. That was the reason for getting in the car. It was the reason for packing up all the gear. Being prepared was every bit as necessary has having the will to start that first upward reach. Ropes and gear never feel heavy at the start of a climb. Somehow that sense of adventure makes them just a little easier to manage.

Topic 3: Rounding out the night

Sure my short story writing skills are not really improving. That is something that I need to spend some time working on improving. That is one of those things that you just have to jump into and make the most of the motivation and the passion that you have. I’ll have to work on focusing in on penning a few more short stories to really shake off the rust that appears to have manifested. If the name of the game was producing stilted and disjointed prose, then that would be my short story game at the moment. For some reason right now my thoughts just shifted to eating some really good french fries. That is really the only thought left linger in the forefront of my consideration tonight. I’m sure that means I’m hungry and french fries are my specific food hunger for the night. Normally that distinction falls to the humble onion ring. I totally get how and why Lorde was reviewing onion rings on Instagram. Sadly that account was shut down. My Instagram account still exists and is full of pictures of food. That is where I have elected to post food photography. That is not something that I need to do or have to do. It is something that I elect to do.

Maybe tomorrow will be a good day for writing. It could be a good day for writing. Inspiration might strike. Maybe I will be able to focus in and produce an epic short story or some type. Writing a short story a day might just be the way to improve my skills. It probably would not hurt things. Today was one of those days where the first part of this blog post was much easier to write than the last section. That is probably a reflection of my motivation and passion on the subjects being addressed. I pick the subjects so that is entirely my fault. I will work on doing better tomorrow. That should be easy enough to accomplish.

Dr. Nels Lindahl
Broomfield, Colorado
Written on my Storm Stryker PC and or my ASUS C101P using Google Docs