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For quite some time, I have been going back-and-forth about writing/maintaining a journal. A good part of the reason (read: excuse) for not actively keeping a journal is because I’ve been lazy. Plain and simple. There are a number of times throughout the day, as well as at the end of the day, when the events of the day, as well as random thoughts, and mental lists are dancing around in my head. I often have the intent of writing these things down, as a means of capturing them and silencing the noise in my head. Unfortunately, my good intentions have paved a long, smooth road to hell.
I have been writing more in my journal lately, but I’m not as consistent as I would like to be with making journal entries. What about you? Do your journal?
If you journal, do you have a routine for making entries? Is there a specific time of the day that you write, or do you log things periodically throughout the day? What about when you’re on vacation?
As noted in the poll, I am curious to know what you use for journaling. Do you use a leather– or hard-bound journal? Simple notebook? Document files on your computer? Audio notes? A desktop program, or smartphone/tablet app?
I like that I can add a picture to my journal entry, as well as my GPS location and the weather when I made the entry. Day One has some text editing features. That’s a nice touch, but I am more focused on getting the thoughts out than I am on formatting. I will, however, go back into entries and bold or italicize things. I have the Day One app on my phone, iPad, as well as on my MacBook Air. The app syncs automatically, so my entries show up no matter what device I use to access the app. I sync and backup the entries up to my Dropbox account, which is nice in case of a lost device or app failure.
I look forward to learning about your experience with, and any advice you can share on, journaling.
“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave,
for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.”
— Joseph Rodman Drake
I cannot say that I am a full-fledged Sci-Fi fan, but if Ex Machina is representative of the genre…count me in. This is a very thought-provoking film. I said on Facebook that it’s like Her and Skynet. I don’t know if that’s really the best description, because the SkyNet (from Terminator) evokes, at least to me, something much darker and violent. Ex Machia covers so many emotional and intellectual areas. Ego. Vanity. Gullibility. Love. Betrayal. Self-Preservation. Honestly, to say much more about the movie would likely give away the plot, so I’ll just suggest that you see it and let me know what you think.
The music world lost an icon yesterday. As much as I love music, I must admit that I don’t know much about the blues. It is a genre that I would like to develop an appreciation for and learn more about. Even without having a deep footing in the blues, it’s hard to deny the enormous the blues has had on music — not just American music. B.B. King played a huge role in the notoriety, influence, and global recognition of the blues. Rest in peace Mr. King.