I write with the garage door open. You can check out my logs to see how I think and capture ideas. This started as an experiment in December 2021, and I’ve captured around 400 logs a month since. It’s basically a public interstitial journal where I dump stream-of-consciousness thoughts all day. It’s both a way to document my life, and to capture seeds for future essays.
I need to decide how I'll distribute my logs through email. The simple route is 3-5 per week. But there's a certain wonder in peaking into someone's unedited mosaic of thought. It's hardcore, but it's distinct. It stands out from the wave of filtered, curated tidbits.
Timers vs. hourglasses April 29, 2022 7:37 AMThe difference between a timer and an hour glass— an hour glass doesn’t interrupt flow. Various retreat notes April 27, 2022 6:20 PMCapitalism & free speech vs. socialism & listener-focusedThe Italian Renaissance was funded by $150-500m in today’s valueHemingway—
Learning piano @March 31, 2022 9:35 PMI’m quite mediocre at piano, but exceptionally good when I play only the white keys. Half joke, half true. It’s a fun way to compose and improv without having to logically calculate different chord shapes. I can focus on rhythm, patterns,
Back in December, I started a public interstitial journal. A few times a day, maybe every hour or so, I'd write down what I was thinking. I was surprised at the benefits of this practice.
Systems with no maintenance @February 28, 2022 11:04 AM (EDT)Tools for thoughts for the mainstream need to work for the laziest person. With near zero maintenance or process, how can someone benefit from capturing all of their fleeting thoughts? SWIFT alternatives @February 27, 2022 9:05 AM (EDT)
Lazy-proof systems @January 31, 2022 8:36 AM (EDT)The idea here is that the user would never have to manually add a tag or category. It requires too much discipline to do even the simplest process across every block (I think). I mean, I do that, but that kind
On capturing family history in writing @December 29, 2021 10:06 PM (EDT)Considering creating a pseudonym “Pearl” for my mother-in-law based on my Otter transcriptions of her life stories... “Where did you learn to make meatballs?” led to a story that involved a criminal, her alcoholic husband, mink farms,