Month: September 2021

  • Of Blue Skies and Autumn Leaves

    Of Blue Skies and Autumn Leaves

    Today we might as well speak of blue skies and autumn leaves because that is what we’re facing. The Septemper/Autumn grey clouds, fog, and cold are not here yet. Instead we have warm sunny days. The habit of walking one and a half hours a day is perfectly safe, with such a stable weather system. […]

  • A Cloudy Sky

    A Cloudy Sky

    Today as I walked from one village to another I looked up the hill and I saw a cloud arch framing a nearby village and I had to take a picture. The framing of the image was rather unique. It is below. Is it kitsch? There is a good chance. It was unique, so I […]

  • Autumnal Colours

    One of the great things about using the word Autumn, rather than Fall, is that we can say that something looks Autumnal. We can say it with a single word. With the word Fall, you need to add context. Fall sounds like something people do when they make a mistake and lose their balance. I […]

  • Of Beets, Columns of Black Smoke and Finished Books

    Of Beets, Columns of Black Smoke and Finished Books

    If you walk around at the moment you see that they have cut corn, sunflowers and beet. You also see that there are piles of beet in fields, queues of tractors waiting to send them on a train journey and more. Agriculture is busy at the moment. This morning I heard quite a few sirens […]

  • Logging Hours Rather Than Days In A Row

    Logging Hours Rather Than Days In A Row

    Duolingo and Babbel log days in a row, rather than the progress made in a day. The Kindle App counts days and weeks in a row. Kobo and Apple Books both log reading time. I want to dump Duolingo but I don’t want to lose my days in a row streak. Language Learning Streaks Plenty […]

  • The Curse of The Electric Light Bulb

    The Curse of The Electric Light Bulb

    Have you ever considered how nice it would be to wake up when the sun comes up, and to end the day when the sun goes down? In summer the days would be long and filled with memories. In winter we would head to sleep when the sun sets. Every day we would either gain […]

  • With A view of the Mont Blanc

    With A view of the Mont Blanc

    I’m afraid to open the veluxes because of the threat of finding yet another large spider. I don’t mind having to dispose of it, but I hate the idea of having one walking around without me knowing. A great alternative to open windows is to go for your daily walk. You’re far from neighbours, from […]

  • The Daily Walk – 100 Days of Consecutive Blogging.

    The Daily Walk – 100 Days of Consecutive Blogging.

    We walk daily to look into the distance, to have fresh air, and to think about things. We take our daily walk because it’s a habit. We take our daily walk because it is a way of travelling from one place to another, without necessarily changing location. Today is day 100 of writing a blog […]

  • Playing With Github and Visual Studio Code

    Playing With Github and Visual Studio Code

    Today I felt like taking a break from studying WordPress. I played with some code from a book I got for free on the Apple Bookstore. At this moment this code is consolidation. I will get to the challenging stuff later. I have read, from many sources, that it’s good to have examples of your […]

  • Taking a Break From The Apple Watch

    Taking a Break From The Apple Watch

    Yesterday I decided to take a break from the Apple watch for up to a week. I am tired of two behaviours. The first of these is the watch’s habit of saying that I did not stand for two or three hours in a row. I know that I have. I need to stand to […]