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Updated 1 March 2024
Work is going well. It's work and I'm trying to have work be less of my "identity". I enjoy what I do but it doesn't define who I am. I'm currently trying to make new habits that help me do the things I really enjoy. This website it one. I'm also trying to make a space that is more conducive to music creation. That is what my office remodel has been about. Now I just have to start making time to be in there on my own.
Kitchen remodel is coming soon and our house is a wreck. It's just one of those things that everything becomes very chaotic while one room in the house gets totally redone. At least I'm not the one doing the work (maybe sometime I'll write about why this is such a joyous thing for me).
We've got a big trip back to the US planned for August. I'm trying to organise a family reunion / 50 wedding anniversary celebration for my parents during that time.
I had to take a pause on The Philokalia. It was a lot to take in. Instead I picked up something a little "lighter": The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English by Hana Videen. It's basically a bit of history through words from Old English. So far it's been pretty interesting. Not my favourite, but still very good.
Slow Horses by Mick Herron. I really loved the tv+ series and thought I'd give the books a run. Over all it was good. I did feel the book was just a bit difficult to follow because of so many characters and since I tend to have better visual recognition instead of just names it made me a bit more confused.
Want to read
Elvie and I started watching Our Flag Means Death. I've always liked Rhys Darby's work and Taika Waititi is just great in everything. So far it's been pretty good.
I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey. I had read the book and really liked it and of course the film is supposed to be a classic. But this is certainly a case of the book being way better than the film (even though they were written in tandem). The film misses so much about how the monoliths actually influence and guide human development. And then Dave's trip through the monolith just didn't make any sense as to compared to the book. Really it was a bit of a let down.