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100 day project

As I dug through my notes in Evernote yesterday I found one about the 100 Day Project. The basic idea is to commit to creating something new everyday for 100 days. The website recommends choosing an object (or objects) you already have as the material for your project and then an action to do with […]

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Wealth, death and loss

If I invest myself into the wealth of this world then death will be loss of everything I live for.

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Decluttering

It is not spring yet, but I am having a clear out of stuff that is no longer useful to have in my life. Some of this is physical clutter such as old lecture notes that I haven’t looked at in over a decade, some is digital stuff like the 2,000 web clippings in Evernote about […]

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Screen free time

I am a making to avoid electronic devices for an hour before bed. There is evidence that the light from certain types of screens such as LCD computer screens and mobile phones can suppress melatonin release in humans, causing difficulty falling asleep for some people. I’m not sure that this is a significant problem for me, but […]

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Baby steps

Last year my Bible reading went out the window. This was an effect of depression, not the cause, but it did not help. It took huge effort to read even a single chapter, an effort I often could not summon in the midst of depression.

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Ride on a steam train

One of my 101 goals has been to take my five-year-old son on a train because he has always been fascinated by trains but travelling by train is a rare event living in Dunedin, New Zealand. An ideal opportunity arose at Labour Weekend when the local railway trust had short passenger trips along the harbourside […]

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101 goals

In a fit of wanting to get out of a rut and stop wasting my life in 2013, I stumbled across this challenge: The 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge The Challenge: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with […]

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Music lessons

I’m on the Saturday morning music run again. Always a chaotic rush out the door and bundling into the car. Then a careful manoeuvring through cars and children to park on the school netball court. We enter a world of little voices singing, the toot of recorders, and flutes tiptoeing down hallways to a melodic background of […]