I tried to find some old papers I’d written in high school, for the composition class I was in, but they seemed to be buried super deep somewhere in the bowels of my closet, so the search is postponed for a while, or at least until a very sizable purge occurs.

Intending to transcribe them into posts here and possibly practice some revision on them, I thought that might be an interesting exercise. My writing style was probably a bit different a few decades ago. Oh, well. Someday I’ll find that stuff.

It’s the first Saturday of 2018, and I still need to focus a bit on making sure I type the year correctly.


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Sometimes, it feels good to be outside. Just to be outside. Maybe that’s why I feel the need to spend an entire day outside sometimes. Recharging the old battery using the power of outside air.

Maybe I should venture out of my comfort zone more often. I feel like it’s been holding me back from enjoying life more.

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It’s a bit strange when I think to myself: am I really living the best life I possibly can? I am trying to. Am I trying hard enough though? I actually want to say “I don’t know”, but at this point, the better answer is no, not yet, I’m not.

I can do better. The whole world seems to be in a slump, but that’s really no excuse.

What do you think? Am I just viewing things through dark gray lenses?

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What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.
– Gretchen Rubin


Gen Hagiwara's Rabbit
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I’ve been interested in the art of origami, or paper folding, for a very long time. I think it’s the way a simple piece of paper, or a few pieces, can be coaxed into making familiar shapes, or even just abstract shapes. The only limits seem to be the creator’s imagination and the limits of folding a piece of paper. Mostly for my own information, I’m looking into it a bit more. Here’s a few links I dug up:

Origami Club


Origami for Everyone

Have fun folding paper!

I’m participating in the #AtoZChallenege Challenge! Today’s letter is F. You can find out more about it here:

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When I wake in the morning, I listen for the usual sounds, like birds and a little bit of the wind. Sometimes, the sounds of a distant train reach me ears, or, a nearby helicopter (I’m close to a freeway.) Pretty often, as well, I hear my nephew getting rambunctious downstairs.

I’m participating in the A-to-Z Challenge! Today’s letter is E. You can find out more about it here: