You probably have sensed the newly developing theme on this weblog in the last few days. My thoughts have focused on the idea of wandering around from my daily routine into something else or at least some other pattern. Right now, I am literally watching a review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip phone. If this thing could end up being a watch face that folds out, then it could be a game changer. Samsung needs to dominate the Z Flip watch market. That could end up replacing my need to bother with carrying around a smartphone.
Saturday morning has arrived and things should be going well enough. At the moment the only thing that seems to be happening is a bit of muddling through as I wander onward toward living the dream. My new microphone shield arrived this week. I ended up getting the, “Marantz Professional Sound Shield Live Vocal Reflection Filter.” It is a much larger product than I expected to receive. I thought it would be much smaller from the picture, but when you don’t read the specifications that sort of thing happens. I’m still contemplating setting up and running a daily Nelscast again for 6 months to see how it goes.
Today was one of those days where I did not want to pick a category for this weblog post. That might not be the best way to start this post, but hey that is where we are right now at the moment. I already watched a video on YouTube about the Orange Terror Stamp guitar pedal. It may very well be my bridge amplifier between moving from a Marshall solid state to a tube based world. Sure enough that is where I am at right now. Sometimes in the next 45 days that Orange Terror Stamp pedal will probably arrive here at the house.
Earlier today I opened up the Microsoft Word template I use for writing novels. It has been some time since an actual novel was produced. Right now the outline of one is sitting in a notebook right in front of me. It was written by hand using a fountain pen in a notebook that has not really been used for notes since 2009. One of the things I have wanted to do was get back to keeping an idea book. Some of the things written into that notebook are inevitable false starts. A few of them might be useful or at least somewhat useful journeys into the creation of prose.
Weblog post: Digital cameras revisited
Writing workflow? Twitter (tweets document) → posts create
Should I move back to just taking notes online so they are all ready to review in the warm breeze of sunshine?
It would be pretty easy to just take notes in a word processing document throughout the day. My notes are pretty much observations or things I need to circle back on at some point. This method of taking notes helped me close the circle on a lot of different threads.
Our ability to get to the current state of news around us has become broken. Picking up a newspaper used to bring you so close to glimpse of the current state of the world. It was a view that was at least clear enough to relate to others. News editors curated the state of the world and dished it out daily to read in an ongoing narrative that built a shared tapestry for people to relate and communicate with each other.
Will big enough news events find an audience? Does big news find people?
Whoa… my writing pace in the last couple of weeks has really slowed down. Maybe the rising political tensions have drowned out the spark of creativity. It is also entirely possible that my attention was just focused on other things. Writing is about taking the time to write.