I tried to add a screen shot to this post of the driving route from my home in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Deadhorse Airport on the northern coast of Alaska. 4,138 miles in 76 hours. The screen shot using Grab on my MacBook is a tiff file. WordPress won’t accept that image. Sometimes beginning simply gets complicated. My shoulders are tightened with tension and getting really close to my ears. Ah ha.
I’m tickled that Tim Ferriss has a podcast. For me it’s soul-nourishing, funny, and a little zany. I’ve enjoyed his eclectic treasure hunting (and finding) of things practical and contextual since I read The 4-Hour Workweek some years back. This interview with BrainPickings Maria Popova brings yet another wonderful, full-of-wonder ally into this human’s life of curiosity, creating, and caring (my aspirations, at least). Maria relates that she started her blog as a way to explore what she finds interesting and worthwhile. That reminded me that I’d created this blog last year with a similar intention. And here we are, on the skinny left end of the learning curve of WordPress. Isn’t it a lovely ride?
I just put my high school diploma and my flight school certificate into the recycle bag. I took a photo of each one first. I decided recently that I have entirely too much stuff. I enjoy memorabilia, to some degree. I find it heatwarming to look at old photos and journals. At the same time, I also feel a bit burdened. How do I organize these things? Share them? Preserve them?
I realize this isn’t a big problem in the grand scheme of things. Currently, I’m thinning out the collection.
Crocuses coaxing; winter waning.
Maybe now I’ll stop complaining.
Joy may be coaxed or catalyzed, but rarely captured.