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A glorious morning it is when I don’t “hit snooze.”

I intentionally use an alarm app that has no snooze and forces activity to halt it. And yet, after I have silenced it, I sometimes set a new alarm for 15 minutes later. I’m doing that less though, so that’s progress, I guess, right?

We all aspire to be punctual and disciplined. Yet, whenever it comes to waking up in the morning and setting up a goal, we end up hitting the snooze button. Hitting it with such a pride as if it wa…

Source: Stop Hitting Your Snooze Button – Boringbug

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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Photo by Shirly Niv Marton

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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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-Fun

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:

 

Developer Manton Reece is on a mission to take back short form content for the open web by providing better tools for independent microblogging. Most short form content today is posted through centralized social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where posts are mixed with promoted content and users have no control of their…

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I spotted this in my reader today, and I decided to add a quick note. This is not the first such service I’ve seen (App.net still exists, after all), but it’s always worth checking out when another contender comes along to give the existing incumbents reason to sit up in their chairs. We’ll see how this shakes out once the service rolls out. What do you think? Will you try Micro.blog? I’ll reserve my handle, of course.

Kickstarter for Micro.blog

Microblog_MondaysHere’s a resolution that I know I can keep. I resolve to write more consistently in the coming year. That way, I’ll become a habit that will just be a routine part of the day, and not a chore. I’m writing for fun, after all.

I figure that a little structured fun isn’t too hard, which is why I am lucky to have found that there’s a regular prompt for Mondays available. See you next Monday at the latest!
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