Thursday, January 05, 2017

Off and Running

I finally got my new computer loaded with all the software I use.  Some old software would not reload in Windows 10 - what a hassle and disappointment.  

I am using the Atlantis Word Processor ($45) and the Google documents spreadsheet.  I use Microsoft Front Page 2003 for my simple website publishing. Google Chrome is my browser.  

Mostly reading biological science books:

Hölldobler, Bert and Edward O. Wilson.  The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies.  W. W. Norton & Co., 2008.  544 pages.  ISBN: 9780393067040.  VSCL. 

Wilson, Edward O. (1929-)  The Diversity of Life.  New York, W.W. Norton and Co., 1962.  Index, glossary, notes, 424 pages.  ISBN: 0393310477.  VSCL.    

Darwin, Charles (1809-1882).  The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edition of On the Origin of the Species.  By Charles Darwin.  Annotated by James  T. Costa. Belknap Press of the Harvard University Press, 2009.  Indices, references, biographies, appendices, 537 pages.  ISBN: 9780674032811.  VSCL.  Read in 1/2017 and in college in 1965.  

I am walking for 90 minutes everyday and lifting weights at the local gym five days each week.  I do the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan 24 Form, 108 Form, and one cane form.  

So, in short, I am "Off and Running" into the 2017 New Year.  

However, we do have visitors coming to our home and staying overnight from January 5th until January 14th.  We won't have much time for personal interests and hobbies until a week later.

1 comment:

  1. Hey good morning Mike - glad that you got the computer up and running again. I came back from a week of vacation and took my BP and it was way too high. I was diagnosed last August / September - went through a Stress test and all parties agreed that I was NOT going on medication. My dentist has a problem with that and wants me to be easier to treat. Well - I am on a mission. I have followed your posts for years and keep them up on my IPad. Do you mind if I reply here on your blog or would you rather I emailed you ?

    I did martial arts off and on for more than 20 years right up until I was 50. All kinds of different styles, but largely an Okinawa style of Karate where I also did a lot of 'weapons' work. This was great for my upper body and also for an awareness of all the circles in our art. I have been trying for several years now to find ways to keep working with the things that I learned, but I am missing a teacher.

    I would like to practice regularly interacting with you and see how we could benefit each other's practice. I know that I always Ilearn the most from my students. Would you be open to an online student?

    I can respond online - I could create my own blog - or I could email. I realize that I am asking you for something, let me know what you think and what works. I appreciate your time and energy.
    Namaste, with respect,