There is a road, no simple highway/ Between the dawn and the dark of night/ And if you go no one may follow/ That path is for your steps alone >Robert Hunter

#playdead

Can’t reply with photos, so starting a new thread. Love the shot of you and your AT, @odd so thought I’d counter with one of my V-Strom on the day I bought it. Took a 100-mile shortcut home from the dealership ;-) @maique

For any other motorcycle riders out there in MB land, if you haven’t found the Fortnine channel on Youtube yet do yourself a favor and find it. Just be sure you have a few hours to dedicate to the rabbit hole that are their downright entertaining videos!

A handful of un-retouched shots from my ride down the Snoqualmie River Valley yesterday. That’s a Red-Tailed Hawk in the first one and the Snoqualmie Falls Power Station at the top of the last one:

Picked up a new toy with my settlement cash.

Fujifilm X-T4 with two lenses. It’s been…decades since I last shot with any intention and I. Can’t. Wait. To get out there again.

Now…if it would just stop raining…

I know, I know - It’s Seattle so it’ll stop sometime around April…

Thanks to @manton fixing the certificate issue, I’m going to try a repost of this question from earlier:

OK, question for the iPad users out there. I’m finally considering (again) making an iPad Pro my primary personal device. Priority use will be writing.

So, today’s question is this—is the magic keyboard really that good? Or should I be budgeting for a case and a good Bluetooth mechanical keyboard?

Is anyone out there doing this already? Pros? Cons? I’ll likely be keeping my aging 13” Macbook Pro around as a backup/desktop setup. But since my new job just sent me a gorgeous 15” Pro…I’m less concerned on that front.

OK, question for the iPad users out there. I’m finally considering (again) making an iPad Pro my primary personal device. Priority use will be writing.

So, today’s question is this—is the magic keyboard really that good? Or should I be budgeting for a case and a good Bluetooth mechanical keyboard?

Is anyone out there doing this already? Pros? Cons? I’ll likely be keeping my aging 13” Macbook Pro around as a backup/desktop setup. But since my new job just sent me a gorgeous 15” Pro…I’m less concerned on that front.

I’m sorry, but this is one of the worst thought out tab icons I’ve ever seen:

It’s supposed to be a lock…I think…

This morning’s soundtrack

(also, the first time I’ve tried to embed anything in a micro post…so…fingers crossed)

To whatever amazing person on here referenced Sonny Rollins recently, I thank you. I’m about halfway through The Complete Prestige Recordings. Exactly what I need to get through a full day of research!

Update time:

I recently accepted an offer for a 40-hour/week contract-to-hire job. That means I am now, officially, a working writer. I know, freelancing counted, but as it was never quite enough to make all the ends meet…this is what I needed right now.

Got in a good motorcycle ride today, as it’s the last weekday I’ll have available for a while ;-)

Planning a route for this weekend to get my brother-in-law out to see some N. Cascades sites before the roads close for the year and needed to be sure my shoulder was up for it.

Of course, then the Seattle Drivers had to go and ruin it by triggering my PTSD from the wreck back in January. Are stop signs really that complicated?

Sigh.

Thank you to all M.B’ers for keeping things so civil and dramatically limiting the amount of political/pop cultural/headache and nausea inducing stuff I have to see in a day. My INFJ/HSP soul needs the break.

I truly appreciate what a great group of folks are on here.

OK, as you were.

Found this shot I took…actually I have no clue what it was for. But now it’s for you, @odd ;-)

Top left is the Lochby journal, right is a Leuchtturm1917 notebook.

Pens from left to right:

TWISBI 580, Lamy AL-star, Tactile Turn…something, and a raw aluminum Karas Custom with a Schmidt ballpoint refill.

Whew.

I may have a problem.

This is Matilda. To get her to this spot required 3 engraved invitations. Turns out she prefers Helvetica.

M.B pen folks - I just dropped my favorite TWSBI nib-side down…!!! Any advice before I test it out? What should I be looking for? It doesn’t seem to be leaking, nor does the nib appear wreaked, particularly, though it does look like it’s pointing a bit to the left…

favorite lyrics of the day (so far):

“Her mental clarity was high, but the overpass was low.”

  • Keller Williams

“Accept that you can’t be informed about everything and most of it isn’t important.”

Farnam Street Blog

More or less why I stopped reading news years ago. My sensitivities mean I overwhelm easily and I found myself sitting on the couch just staring at the wall way too often.

Sidenote: Shane does one of the best jobs I’ve seen at distilling complex topics like this and making them readable for anyone. Highly recommend his blog and podcast, The Knowledge Project.

Current status:

eating cole slaw with a spoon.

Because forks are upstairs and I can’t be arsed to hoist it.

Oh, maybe my spork is down here somewhere…