I’ve chosen a letter and I’m sticking with it. Today it’s all about the 5 R’s.
Reading: The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr. I just started it yesterday and am already really enjoying the writing. Check out this paragraph:
For the last five centuries, ever since Gutenberg’s printing press made book reading a popular pursuit, the linear, literary mind has been at the center of art, science and society. As supple as it is subtle, it’s been the imaginative mind of the Renaissance, the rational mind of the Enlightenment, the inventive mind of the Industrial Revolution, even the subversive mind of Modernism. It may soon be yesterday’s mind.
Riveted to TV: Not watching much these days. I’m more than a little disenchanted with watching the news and don’t have a desire for movies or sitcoms. I’ve had enough of the nonsense-speak being bandied about by the political candidates… on both sides. Right now, Netflix is just making money off me as my account remains unused. For now, I’m burrowing my attention in books and rediscovering my true love (see above)
Revising: Stories. Lots and lots of stories. Thanks for your patience. I’ve been talking about it for a while but my little book should be available next week.
Ridiculous Eating: My eating habits have taken a nosedive on my list of priorities. I don’t recommend it but Bagels and cream cheese have been my primary sustenance for a few days now, with some roasted broccoli for nourishment. #writerslife #difficultdecisions
Raving About: What else? Oh, I’m finally running again. Ah, I missed the feel and taste of it.
Running in the cold is probably even better than running in warm weather. There’s something about feeling sweat running down your back when everyone else around you is shivering with cold that makes you feel like you’ve somehow tapped into a secret existence, and that you’ve risen above the masses. Running is the elixir of the enlightened – even when you’re almost as slow as if you were walking. 😀
How’s your day going? What have you been up to?