Caturday’s Astrophenia | Winter Blogcation’s End: 2016


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Welp. This morning, I resume regular posting on the Call, and a bit on the Checkerboards next week with some new 13 word stories I’ve come up with.

And it’s about time, I’d say.

I’ve a few useful and for the most part reliable ways of generating ideas; on days when the weather permits, I go for a twenty-minute walk and pay attention to what happens with my thoughts as I go. If I can, I walk for up to an hour or so a day when feeling in need of inspiration.

But actually getting ideas like this requires that I really turn a problem, question, or goal, over in my mind before just letting the brain’s diffuse network handle the workload via the subconscious.

Other times, I may listen to music, though it’s important to listen to tunes that take minimal subconscious processing, with the same general requirements and effects as walking. These and other methods tend to work more often than not, and at the very least I get some useful exercise out of the deal.

I’m still on a study break on new material for at least another month, but am catching up nicely on overlearning what’s already been covered in previous units. I’m tempted to translate some of the wordplay I’ve come up with into Bengali, and will when I make the time to.

So,

I’m posting from here on every other day or every third day on this site, and more than I have lately on others. I’ve got a lot of stuff to show you all now that I’ve caught up on business in life!

May your days be bright and full of joy, and your nights full of cool things to gaze up at.

It was a long wait, and it’s good to be back.

Tf. Tk. Tts.*

*(“Be well. Be safe. Be brilliant as the stars.”)

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