Have you heard of keXp? Awesome little station out of Seattle. Morning DJ – John Richards – does a really good job of making my days more hopeful and generally better. Say, as he starts his show on Tuesday, January 8th, with a track off of Bowie’s last album. //Lazarus – David Bowie – Black Star
I’ve been pondering ‘community’ a bit lately. No, not the awesome tv show. You know – I’m part of the durham community by the fact I’ve lived here 10 years. I’ve recently joined a couple of other communities by declaration – I have a coffee cup saying I’m part of the morning faithful at keXp. Yay me! I also have a valid student ID (erm, yay me?), a reserved spot on a quest at the end of the month (erm, really? what?), and of course a community or two I haven’t said hello to. Soon.
How do we go about making and joining and leaving communities? One aspect I wasn’t prepared for was the dissolution of my core social group. Over the years it’s dwindled and not really sure how to fight that. Funny thing is I’m not even sure how I gathered peeps – I suspect, I believe I’ve heard say, that when young it’s all fresh and new and exciting, and in crossing paths, bumping into new people you’re likely to connect. Add a few years/decades and it’s all old hat, and it’s all a lot of work to get to where you ‘know’ you’re going to end up. Sigh. But the effort probably is worth it. A new year, so a new hopeful outlook.
Ok – good sir John has mentioned I should put some bowie on tonight, 6pm Seattle time. I’ll just … make an alarm… ok – should happen. Yay!
ciao! may you find joy in your day. ::ps::
you know what I don’t have on these posts – the date/time stamp with what I’m listening to. huh. //10:07a+8Jan2019=Tues || keXp JItM Dear Prudence by Siouxsie and the Banshees //
so tough that this isn’t even from Sunday. Merely recollections of a fevered mind. oh – wait – the kiddo and I – did we visit the girls? Huh.
I’m lucky beyond words. I know that. I’m as troubled and challenged as the next person (or ten) – but I am lucky. Say, taking the kiddo to go hang with friends as they finish up their holiday gift giving (seems Holidays with kids & partners isn’t as easy as, say, shooting your eye out with an official Red Ryder carbine action 200 shot range model air rifle), seeing my kiddo enjoy(!) the chaos, happily wave goodbye to the Fifi-master, and in tailing the tyke as he made his rounds I notice on the fridge, the love, the kindness, the goodness of the better twin. fuck. so damn lucky I tell ya.
Sunday eves are still a bit of a challenge – after a holiday break it’s even more of a challenge to attain the declared goals of ‘earlier, better’ – but we try. We have to. Set the model for the kid, right?
ciao! may you find joy in your day. ::ps::
//10:56a+8Jan19=Tues morn || keXp spins some truth – Arrest The President by Ice Cube//
I ask that often, and hardly ever have a good or relevant answer. I’m failing/flailing. I’m showing up at places I don’t particularly know why I go there. Habit?
I had a chat tonight with a stranger who offered an assessment based on a phone call. It was nice to hear nice things. He noted that I seem to be setting some steps into motion that will hopefully lead to bigger and better steps.
I think I’ll make a blend – even in 2019 + a weekly’sh YT – seems doable, eh?
Oh one idea I had today was along the lines of ‘cool shit that does good stuff’ – was futzing with AIMP mp3 player and got it to turn on as an ‘alarm’ mode then turn off via a sleep function. It’s my goto player app since is has a ‘radio capture’ feature – just have to figure out how to integrate the timer with the recorder.
ok – this is weak sauce and I apologize. things are mozing along and I do have hope in my heart.
I hope you are experiencing joy as often as you’d like to.
It’s a new year and as I look at my shiny new planner – all the unfilled in boxes/pages … oh the feeling of control. Of being on top of the… huh. what? It’s not the 1st? I’m already a day late??!!!
Ah – life – certainly gets in the way of having those magically perfect plans.
So here I am, beginning again. Again. Time-lapse videos over bad VO efforts.
From my super recent living I have these things to share – John Green (vlogbrothers) posted his weekly video on Resolutions and Goals. Noting that Congress can Resloute the fuck out of things, even with the government paralyzed. How are they doing on goals though. And thus applicable to you and me and Trav El Monkey! Goals. Yup, let’s do this:
Well, I’m positive I can list 2,019 goals if asked. It would take a while at that. But that’s not what this is. This is where I say things like –
spend more time doing the things I like to do
make more (ah, double meaning)
Go to the places I want to be
make effort on notes and kindnesses
Along with John’s take on things I’ve been going over what the PSYTCoMT really is for. I have not a better clue than when I started pondering. Sigh. I have the ideas of balancing possible income on something I like to do (er, web surfing? saving files of cool things never to be looked at again? (eHording) – it’s endless the pointless ideas I have) – how to make it ‘work’ – Inside things guy gets a free Tesla with referrals – not a cheat, just maximizing the benefit of the system for himself. How do i do that?