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Currently reading: The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe by Michael Pye πŸ“š

β€œWe taught you, because you already knew.”

β€” Master Kan, “Kung Fu”

Finished reading: One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs πŸ“š

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“That which you do not know, the doing will quickly teach you.”

β€” Master Po, “Kung Fu”

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Currently reading: One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs πŸ“š

Finished reading: UFOs & Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites by Robert Lambert Hastings πŸ“š

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Finished listening to: The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World’s Most Expensive Painting by Ben Lewis. Read by Peter Noble. 🎧 πŸ“š (Audible) Fascinating. Amazing.

Hemingway said, “… stop while you are going good.” I understand this. Thelonius Monk said, “When you’re swinging, swing some more!” I understand this too. πŸ“

New boxes from Musgrave Pencil. These pencils used to be packaged in plastic bags. ✏ Shiny.

Local store low on spices. Whatever happened to β€œthe spice must flow”?

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“Fear is the enemy…. Do what must be done with a docile heart.”

– Master Po, “Kung Fu” TV series

Perhaps it’s not too late to become a bricklayer. Or realize that I broke the association by becoming too self-conscious of it, because what you said is completely true.

Yes, sir, but the Yellow Brick Road behind me is broken, with cracked bricks everywhere and weeds taking over, which has caused the path before me to turn to mud.

“Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.”

β€” John Steinbeck

Flying the bars and stripes. Flags with bands of musical notation on them. The rhythm indicates their allegiance. And when the wind blows, you hear the melody.

Currently listening to: The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World’s Most Expensive Painting by Ben Lewis. Read by Peter Noble. 🎧 πŸ“š (Audible)

Finished listening to: Space: 1999: Volume 01 from Big Finish. 🎧 πŸ“š Hmm. High production values. Excellent music. Great to hear the same sound effects in new contexts. Some retellings of original episodes; some new, which were so-so. Not crazy about some of the reimagining.

Finished listening to: Doctor Who: Galaxy Four by William Emms. Read by Maureen O’Brien. 🎧 πŸ“š (Audible) Read by one of the First Doctor’s companions. Curiously, the text makes several references to this not being the Doctor’s first incarnation, something implied during “The Brain of Morbius.” So, given that Time Lords get 12 regenerations unless accomodation is made…. Anyway, after purchasing this I discovered that an animated version, restoring lost episodes, is due out in a few weeks.