25 Nov 2020: The call of the open road helped me to complete a six-mile run. 🏃🏃‍♀️ Discoveries today included an …

24 Nov 2020: The UK nations have agreed on Christmas COVID arrangements which permit households to mix and people …

24 Nov 2020: Fewer living parents and the COVID pandemic mean less provision is needed this Christmas. Times …

23 Nov 2020: With the new iPhone, this afternoon, I tried to capture the buzzards flying overhead. As is typical, …

22 Nov 2020: He couldn’t take his eyes away from her bare arm. When he blew on her skin, the goosebumps …

22 Nov 2020: As long as the ad blocker I use works; I’ll enjoy YouTube. BBC reports YouTube increases the number …

21 Nov 2020: Winter is my least favourite season, but there is still much to appreciate: open fires, clear starry …

21 Nov 2020: Jules is enjoying the sunshine. Today is Caturday, isn’t it?

21 Nov 2020: I decided to treat myself to some Sparks while doing some chores. I’m amazed these guys are …

21 Nov 2020: Plan for Saturday: Move some utensils, that have been stored away for months, into the new kitchen. …

20 Nov 2020: On my run, I saw an example of laziness. Why would anyone think it okay to dump containers of oil at …

19 Nov 2020: Apologies to anyone tired of hearing about new iPhones. I’ll not mention the new phone again …

19 Nov 2020: I should have listened to my conscious instead of wasting money on a screen protector for the new …

19 Nov 2020: Sometimes during the pandemic, I wonder if I will find it possible to return to regular office life. …

18 Nov 2020: Dependence changes with time. When Mum calls, my first reaction is usually to wonder “what is …

17 Nov 2020: I wonder if it relates to the pandemic, but one particular post on my blog continues to get a steady …

17 Nov 2020: One of my favourite holidays was by train to France, Switzerland and Northern Italy. One of the …

17 Nov 2020: Tonight I bid farewell to my first-generation Apple AirPods. I touched the red letters that spelt …

17 Nov 2020: The church on the hill, as seen on today’s lunchtime walk.

16 Nov 2020: Despite the performance and efficiency gains Apple’s M1 chip allows, there is one notable …

15 Nov 2020: It has rained all day, so I haven’t wanted to travel far. But in a few hours, I’ll brave the weather …

14 Nov 2020: Isn’t time Apple stopped putting silly little stickers in the packaging? It amounts to …

14 Nov 2020: It’s time to steady the nerves and go naked around the house. I don’t mean in a state of undress. I …

14 Nov 2020: It’s 1 o’clock and very dark. The house seems spooky with little light for the time of day. Still, …

14 Nov 2020: I bought the new WriteFreely app to support the blogging project. With such a good blogging platform …

13 Nov 2020: After criticising YouTube vloggers for promoting screen protectors, guess who has ordered a couple …

13 Nov 2020: I guess I need to work a few extra hours during the weekend. Tasks are starting to pile up, and I …

12 Nov 2020: Tomorrow will mark eight months since I regularly attended an office for work. I still wear the same …

11 Nov 2020: I received a new Nomad folio case today in readiness for the new iPhone 12 Pro Big Max. I feel a …

11 Nov 2020: 1983: I was to meet a girl at the youth club. Panic set in because I couldn’t dance. Delving …

10 Nov 2020: It looks like Google will skew your search results even more from next year. I think Google’s …

10 Nov 2020: I love how many YouTube influencers care about protecting our iPhones from scratches. They’ve …

10 Nov 2020: 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️It was a grey day but I still clocked up a four-mile run. Despite the dull light, and thanks …

10 Nov 2020: 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️I want always to be able to look after and care for my wife. It’s my love for her that …

10 Nov 2020: Could this be the reason why #Mastodon online put a note out to say it was experiencing an influx of …

09 Nov 2020: It is strange how my most popular posts, or most read, are those that are the quickest to write. In …

08 Nov 2020: During the week, I reflected on some of the lessons I’ve learned in life. Then I decided to …

08 Nov 2020: Thankfully, I’m no longer in a bind over which new iPhone to choose. ✒️🖋 #mbnov

07 Nov 2020:

07 Nov 2020: I wish I could inflate my energy levels. I feel exhausted today and can’t seem to shift my gears. …

06 Nov 2020: iPhone 12 Pro Max ordered without a hitch. However, it’s the first time via mail home …

06 Nov 2020: It’s puzzling. I hesitated about ordering pizza 🍕. But it’s Friday, of course, …

06 Nov 2020: A Late Show on Twitter: So it’s come to this. Are we watching the death of democracy in the …

05 Nov 2020: “The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone he can blame it on”. Arthur …

05 Nov 2020: 🏃🏃‍♀️ From today’s run, an old tree that can stoop over the water, without falling. 📷 ✒️🖋 …

04 Nov 2020: Democracy obviously doesn’t exist on the social media giants. If enough commentators …

04 Nov 2020: A year ago on August 10th, a neighbour’s cat got killed on the road. Scratchy spent much of …

04 Nov 2020: Biden: so near and yet so far. (This is not my microblogvember entry by the way).

04 Nov 2020: An awful looking iphone. The 5c was terrible looking at the time of release, and even worse now. I …

03 Nov 2020: An abandoned farm as seen on today’s run. 🏃🏃‍♀️📷

03 Nov 2020: I’m blessed to have worked full-time for over 33 years. Admittedly I wonder where my ambition …

03 Nov 2020: Apple’s MagSafe wallet isn’t a compelling product. It’s ironically named as I …

02 Nov 2020: I look at my work diary commitments with dispair. How can I fit in another run? 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ But …

02 Nov 2020: Concentration is over for another day. Now I can leave work behind and enjoy some relaxation in the …

02 Nov 2020: The to-do list is getting ahead of me. Today, I need to concentrate on the work window and get …

01 Nov 2020: No running, walking, or mental effort today. I lit the first fire of the autumn season, and here …

01 Nov 2020: My sleep has been poor for the past week. I only got five hours last night, so if I don’t get …

31 Oct 2020: Rub-a-dub-dub, Some fools in a tub, And who do you think they be? A financial advisor, policeman and …

30 Oct 2020: I was captivated by the moon tonight; then a neighbour shared on WhatsApp a picture they had taken. …

30 Oct 2020: I began today’s run 🏃‍♂️listening to Max Richter’s Sleep thinking it would suit my pace. …

30 Oct 2020: And so the spooky weekend is nearly upon us. 👻

30 Oct 2020: This story from The Guardian is one of the most amazing things I’ve heard recently. It gives new …

28 Oct 2020: I have been doing the same job for over ten years, and until COVID arrived, seated at the same desk. …

27 Oct 2020: I have the AirPods charged, and ASMR tuned via YouTube. All I have to do now is think how I’m …

27 Oct 2020: I wonder if I would be good at speed dating with these 10 things people like but I don’t?

26 Oct 2020: On today’s lunchtime walk, I’m looking homeward through an old rusty gate.

26 Oct 2020: I’m not entirely convinced that working from home is a significant expense for employees. There are …

25 Oct 2020: Today I’m grateful for completing a developer’s twenty-minute task in just under two …

25 Oct 2020: Another October 24th has come and gone. Yesterday marked 11 years since Dad was able to visit our …

24 Oct 2020: An iPhone 12 Pro Max Introspective Marius Masalar considers why he is thinking of upgrading from iPhone 11 to the new 12 Pro Max. The …

24 Oct 2020: Well, this is nice. It’s just after 12-noon, and I’m watching Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and …

23 Oct 2020: I feel disappointed at the sight of the new iPhone 12 and 12 Pro being drop tested. The destruction …

21 Oct 2020: James Altucher. Is he right or wrong about voting? I have often thought voting is a waste of time …

21 Oct 2020: WriteFreely or @write_as@writing.exchange (I get them confused) released an iOS app for their blogs. …

20 Oct 2020: Not all heartache is bad, with hindsight.

20 Oct 2020: To @chuckjordan and other appreciators of fluffy friends. This is Jules, one of my best friends.

19 Oct 2020: The rain is coming down so strong, I can hardly hear myself think. 🌧

19 Oct 2020: I hope the five-star review I gave for Gluon helps @vincent and compensates for the unnecessary …

19 Oct 2020: 📚 I hope no one shoots the messenger. Some thoughts on a short book about a different kind of love. …

18 Oct 2020: Maybe I should have kept this one anonymous.

16 Oct 2020: Ironically I told a colleague today I rarely run 5K, and usually a lot more. 🏃🏃‍♀️ Well, I’ve …

16 Oct 2020: Online privacy needs to be more rigorous. Private firms have no right to track anyone.

15 Oct 2020: I find it ironic that the BBC has become an activist on environmental issues, yet their listings …

15 Oct 2020: Another field mouse rescued today from the claws of death.

15 Oct 2020: My wife will be disappointed. A friend sent me a box of what we thought was Portuguese wine, as an …

15 Oct 2020: A drive through the Autumn countryside. We stopped to take the view at the Windy Gap, while we …

15 Oct 2020: Grand surroundings for brunch, before the semi-lockdown begins. French toast, bacon and maple syrup. …

14 Oct 2020: I struggle to understand our government in Northern Ireland. Last week they said COVID is spread by …

14 Oct 2020: 🏃🏃‍♀️📷 I took this photo of a nearby lough on yesterday’s lunchtime run. One reason I …

14 Oct 2020: Seven months working from here. This is home, where I want to spend the rest of my life with Rita - …

14 Oct 2020: I’ve decided to take Gluon out for a spin. Not the elementary particle that acts as the …

13 Oct 2020: Just some random thoughts about life that entered my mind when running. And I believed running was …

12 Oct 2020: October 13th: seven months of working from home. Work was quiet for the first few months, but now it …

11 Oct 2020: Note to self: working from home is not an excuse to stay up blogging after midnight.

11 Oct 2020: I love Autumn (or The Fall), and thanks to my iPhone, I received an On this day memory. From late …

11 Oct 2020: I read and commented on issues other bloggers have raised about app subscriptions. I just had a bit …

10 Oct 2020: I’m nearly enjoying season three of The Handmaid’s Tale. Season one was shocking, and season two …

09 Oct 2020: 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️I love my new running route, with miles more narrow country roads. Today’s lunchtime …

09 Oct 2020: I’ve started exporting my notes from Ulysses to iAWriter. Goodbye to another subscription. And …

09 Oct 2020: Sometimes, I’m relieved my wife doesn’t read my blogs. I may have stretched myself a bit …

08 Oct 2020: Writing with Eyes Wide Shut I seem to have stumbled upon a new writing approach. For the past few nights, I have typed with my …

08 Oct 2020: In the mirror, you will only find what you want to see. When I use the mirror, my face looks …

08 Oct 2020: As much as I love the Ulysses writing app, the subscription model niggles me. I discovered new …

07 Oct 2020: 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Today on my lunchtime run, I wondered why it had taken six years to discover more of my …

07 Oct 2020: I love technology sites and could scroll for hours, missing out on life. But why do such sites feel …

06 Oct 2020: Years ago, I loved the cinema. As a kid, I begged my parents to take me. Pre-COVID my view changed. …

06 Oct 2020: I can’t settle on a name for the microblog. I wanted to show an affiliation to my long-form …

06 Oct 2020: I need to find alternatives to the many products I pay a subscription to use. First on the hitlist …

05 Oct 2020: If there’s one thing more costly than my list of subscriptions, it’s my shopping bill at …

04 Oct 2020: I have mixed feelings about the weekend. Saturday, I raced to the city to buy a birthday present for …

02 Oct 2020: I seem to have developed an addiction to Amazon. Every little thing I look for, from sticky tape to …

01 Oct 2020: 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️I took a new route today for a lunchtime run. Three miles toward town and back. Different …

30 Sep 2020: I’m exhausted after interviewing 15 people over the past few days. There was a considerable …

29 Sep 2020: Tonight marked the end of my 6th year running. 🏃 🏃‍♀️ I started on a cold Autumn night in September …

29 Sep 2020: A little note in honour of an early childhood crush.

29 Sep 2020: A robin redbreast (Erithacus rubecula) has been banging his head on our patio doors for two days. I …

28 Sep 2020: On a cold and sunny day in Dublin, a trip to see The Rolling Stones provided some valuable life …

27 Sep 2020: Instead of rushing to Mum’s for a quick visit, I decided to take it slow and build it into an …

27 Sep 2020: Today I am grateful for everything. Just as I am every day. I’m grateful for my life, my …

26 Sep 2020: Today, I bought myself a new coat for winter. Best of all, I fitted a size medium, instead of large. …

23 Sep 2020: I ran today while listening to Max Richter. It’s not your usual running music but it suits my pace. …

23 Sep 2020: We started watching Ep 1 of Ratched on Netflix. I don’t think Ep 2 will follow. The show looks …

23 Sep 2020: 🏃🏃‍♀️ It’s the time of year when I need to squeeze in lunchtime runs. I don’t mind …

22 Sep 2020: I removed Google Analytics from my long-form blog to favour Plausible. Google was too complicated, …

21 Sep 2020: And there I was, hoping to give Apple more money; but alas. Not one of the new Apple One …

20 Sep 2020: I set out on a ten-mile run this afternoon but called it a day at 8½. It’s easy to see the …

20 Sep 2020: A World of Opposites On 30 July 2016, Skydiver Luke Aikins jumped from 25,000 feet out of an aeroplane without a …

18 Sep 2020: One benefit of a new kitchen is finding old coffee cups long forgotten. I love our ”new” Villeroy …

16 Sep 2020: If ever proof were needed I can’t multi-task. During the past week I couldn’t holiday, …

10 Sep 2020: Rita and I are grabbing a little holiday time. A few nights at a lovely Irish hotel. COVID measures …

07 Sep 2020: Meditation has become a part of my life. I’m still learning, but here’s a quick list of …

07 Sep 2020: I contribute ideas, why would I be there if I didn’t? - Steve Jobs 💬

06 Sep 2020: My usual meditation timer was becoming a bit buggy. Although, the buggy nature may be due to iOS 14 …

06 Sep 2020: I’m into my second day deep-cleaning the new kitchen after the painting. Thankfully, we can …

04 Sep 2020: 🍽 Rita and I went to our favourite restaurant tonight. It was the first time we’ve dined out …

04 Sep 2020: Our CEO briefed the staff yesterday. There will be no rush to re-populate the offices because there …

04 Sep 2020: Science is learning all the time. This is an interesting finding reported by news.sky.com

03 Sep 2020: I decided to cancel the YouTube Premium membership on the penultimate day of the free trial. I …

03 Sep 2020: If it weren’t for change we’d remain stuck in the same job, and we wouldn’t get to …

03 Sep 2020: Thursday tends to be Zoom day. I’ve two meetings, a team session at 11 am and a committee …

02 Sep 2020: 🧘🧘‍♀️ I reached the 31st day of a meditation streak. My mind was racing during tonight’s …

01 Sep 2020: I headed out for a slow run after work. The evenings are getting darker. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ On a side note; …

01 Sep 2020: I never thought I would write a love letter about a blogging platform. But that’s what six …

31 Aug 2020: I’m keeping too many late nights. Just because I have no commute, it shouldn’t mean I …

30 Aug 2020: 🏃‍♀️🏃 I managed a steady pace for today’s 9-mile run. The weather was warm and calm. The road …

29 Aug 2020: I couldn’t believe my eyes when I walked through the housing area I lived as a child. The …

29 Aug 2020: I think my original AirPods, bought when first released, are beginning to die. They need to be …

29 Aug 2020: How many more times do I have to publish on write.as before I remember to use the bloody Read More …

29 Aug 2020: Imagine my excitement. I thought I found someone on Mastodon who enjoys running. 🏃‍♂️But it was a …

28 Aug 2020: Heaven knows why I abandoned the web developer course on Udemy. COVID19 undoubtedly distracted me …

28 Aug 2020: It remains a difficult time to travel abroad. No sooner do people go on holiday, the British …

27 Aug 2020: I’ve published on the write.as blog; micro-blogged, Tooted a while on Mastodon; and meditated. …

27 Aug 2020: I’ve lost count how many times I’ve listened and meditated to Miss Chloe’s ASMR …

27 Aug 2020: I am writing at the desktop with rain landing on the skylight window. In the background, my wife …

27 Aug 2020: A short story about how love began for my wife and I. The story is told as part of …

26 Aug 2020: I just changed my subscription to yearly. It’s one way to show commitment to the beautiful …

26 Aug 2020: I opted for a short run this evening. Only 5k. 🏃 The drop in light is noticeable, but hopefully, I …

26 Aug 2020: I try to live a life without harm to the world around me. But, there is one thing that needs to die. …

24 Aug 2020: One Tree or Another 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️Yesterday I managed another 10-mile run. I have found running more rewarding when I’m …

23 Aug 2020: I decided to give my writing a shot in the arm; I have published No. 1 of 100 in the …

23 Aug 2020: I turned off the handwashing timer on the latest Apple Watch beta. It started to become annoying. I …

22 Aug 2020: Sometimes I worry I don’t have anything interesting to say. Then I open a write.is account. I …

22 Aug 2020: It’s the last few hours of Saturday, and all I have accomplished is a cut lawn and lots and …

20 Aug 2020: Who Wants to Live Forever? Elderly loved ones and frailty don’t make a good advert for old age. The body declines, …

19 Aug 2020: Gratitude has the power to change how we look at the past. I’m grateful for many things in …

19 Aug 2020: Storm Ellen is fast approaching. I’m glad I took the time for a lunchtime run. 🏃‍♂️Nothing …

18 Aug 2020: Temptation got the better of me; I joined Mastodon. But that’s it - micro.blog and Mastodon …

18 Aug 2020: A Little Memory: The Wild Atlantic Way I married Rita on 14 June 1997. On that day, my wife and I enjoyed the company of friends and …

17 Aug 2020: It has rained all day. Yesterday I ran 12 miles. Today I haven’t left the house except to feed the …

17 Aug 2020: Be Inspired Danny Brown’s Little Book of Inspiration is a collection of blog posts. The conversion of posts into …

16 Aug 2020: I squeezed in the 16th daily meditation; with half an hour to spare before midnight. The streak …

16 Aug 2020: I achieved my first twelve mile run today. As ever, my pace was slower than most people’s on Social …

16 Aug 2020: Farewell Twitter For the second time in my life, I am deleting my Twitter account. Using Twitter feels like a chore …

15 Aug 2020: I decided to move the micro.blog app out of a folder and give it pride and place on the home screen. …

12 Aug 2020: As working from home is a five-day-a-week pattern, I’ve decided to let my iPhone enjoy more …

12 Aug 2020: Before lockdown, I began a basic coding course. I got distracted and didn’t finish. I will …

12 Aug 2020: This is the kind of porn everyone should watch. Don’t be afraid to click; it’s not as …

11 Aug 2020: I was a bit surprised 😲 to find Apple excluded my six-year-old iMac (late 2013 27” model) from the …

10 Aug 2020: I love technology, but I keep getting surprised at how things develop. Today I received a new SSD …

09 Aug 2020: I’m finding the time to meditate more often. Nine consecutive days is the best streak for a long …

09 Aug 2020: I wondered about Twitter or Mastodon. But, I don’t know what I’m chasing. Danie van der …

09 Aug 2020: I had to pause a couple of times on this afternoon’s run. The ☀️ sun was intense but the cattle in …

09 Aug 2020: Note to self: Next time I go out on a long run in hot weather, take some water. 😓

09 Aug 2020: I read a few articles yesterday/today about the futility of Twitter. I would still value a …

08 Aug 2020: I’m looking for a reliable hard/flash drive to back up the iMac and MacBook Pro via time …

08 Aug 2020: My legs felt like lead last night but still put in a six-mile run. The evening weather was humid, …

07 Aug 2020: I shocked myself when I added up the annual cost of my subscriptions —nearly £100 per month.

07 Aug 2020: I decided to recycle £100 today. I ditched a pair of Vibram Five Fingers running shoes 18 months …

06 Aug 2020: I’ve been enjoying meditation lately. While I’m not one for building streaks, because …

05 Aug 2020: I’ve definitely found my meditation flow again. Though, I’m not sure if ASMR is a widely …

05 Aug 2020: The day I dreaded has arrived. Deep down, I knew it was only a matter of time. My ad-blocker of …

04 Aug 2020: Detecting a True Gem In 2014 a comedy was advertised on the BBC about metal detectorists. There’s no way I’d …

04 Aug 2020: Google’s YouTube has struck back at AdBlockers. Now I’m in a quandary - should I ditch …

02 Aug 2020: There are some things I have loved all my life, since childhood. Science Fiction A blue sky, …

02 Aug 2020: After a hiatus, due to the distraction of a kitchen refit, I’ve found my running mojo. …

20 Jul 2020: I got less than five hours of sleep last night. I couldn’t resist the first clear sky in ages, …

19 Jul 2020: I am blessed to enjoy life with a beautiful person, Rita. Today, after some cleaning of the nearly …

16 Jul 2020: The fitters are working on the new kitchen, and I’m in the study ditching old stuff. So what …

16 Jul 2020: This story moved me. I work in the NHS and know how underfunded the system is. The challenge is not …

15 Jul 2020: I’m tidying the home office, and every shelf reminds me of the money I’ve paid for …

12 Jul 2020: I hope anyone discovering my timeline won’t be put off by the kitchen blogs. I promise not to …

12 Jul 2020: The disadvantage of deep store cupboards is food goes in never to be seen again. On the left is …

11 Jul 2020: I have run out of excuses and done all I can for now on the micro.blog; followed via discovery; set …

11 Jul 2020: My heart sunk today. The press are reporting Boris Johnson will call for a return to the office, …

10 Jul 2020: The pandemic created havoc around the world and continues to. However, I am full of gratitude for …

10 Jul 2020: For various reasons, but mainly tight calf muscles, today marks the end of a non-running week. …

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