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A good day for a swim

Enjoying the dog days of summer – A justifiable reason not to write. Or is it research? 🙂

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I tend to be very hard on myself, constantly evaluating whether something is moving me forwards, moving me backwards, or simply moving me sideways. In reality that is probably hard on those around me as well, as my evaluations (remember, hard on myself) are not always accurate.

Blogging, reading, house cleaning….. so many things that truly *are* important are put in either the sideways category, at best.

But those ‘sideways’ or ‘backwards’ tasks frequently have vital roles that aren’t immediately measurable. If I spend an hour getting my Daily Mail fix I’m in a much better frame of mind to do the things that must be done, or those that I want to do.

Similarly, when I can check off a task like “fix the flipping blog!” then that frees up another little corner of my mind. It seems unimportant, but turns out to feel like a giant leap forward.

Outdated links have been removed, new widgets added, and I’ve rediscovered a few things about Blogger I hadn’t used in more than 6 months.

This, plus a fun trip to the zoo today to celebrate my wonderful little boy’s 2nd birthday, do not directly advance my writing but I will be the better, and ready to do the ‘work’ I love, when I’m done.

I have another 40-50 pages to write on the novel, 60+ to type, and another 25 page short to type as well. Loving this progress!

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The world can never have too much imagination. This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. Imagine if you could stand on a content, look into a tunnel and see across the world, instantly bringing you into another place. They have done that here.

First, the ‘tunnel’ must be complete.

New York

Today, it was.

And now, people in London can look into New York scenes like:

Something like this should be permanent. This article goes into fantastic detail about the enjoyment of the Telescope. You can view the official website here.

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This type of movie isn’t what I normally get excited about. I go for romantic, I go for deep, I go for funny. But, as I watched previews over the last months, my interest was definitely piqued for IronMan. And…it delivered. This was simply a very cool movie.

Robert Downey Jr may have been an ‘interesting’ choice to play a superhero but he nailed it. The action was great, the tech was wonderful: it was simply a great ride. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

PS Get there in time to watch the Indiana Jones trailer and stay all the way through the end of the movie credits.

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