Now

(This is a now page, inspired by Derek Sivers’ now page.)

I work full-time in Durham, NC, as a contract software technical writer for a federal agency.

This Blog

My blog serves as logbook, diary, open-research notebook, and curated ephemera. Posting irregularly. I consolidated and imported 1,900+ posts from various platforms into the micro.blog platform and successfully pointed my brownstudy.info domain to it. I’m using MarsEdit to leisurely update and delete older/obsolete posts, particularly old Tumblr posts whose original links have entropized.

Bull City Commons

As members of a cohousing community called Bull City Commons, I am serving on circles (ie, committees), doing BCC homework, attending about 4-5 meetings a month, and holding positions of various responsibilities within the community. I’m currently serving as secretary for the Social sub-circle, leading the Service Requests subcircle, and serving on the Technology circle, Building & Grounds circle, Internal Website subcircle, and probably one or two others I’m forgetting right now. It’s a lot. I’m also writing the monthly email newsletter, updating the BCC Facebook page occasionally, and posting to the BCC blog occasionally.

The Three Principles

The Three Principles is an understanding of spiritual psychology that explains how I make up the world in my head – which is in effect the world I interact with every day. Sit with the understanding longer and it expands into the big lesson – the open secret – of all spiritual traditions, which is “we are One, I am part of the Whole, and that Whole is accessible to me whenever I want to tap into it.” Instead of lots of studying and talking about the Principles, I’m now in a period of “living my life,” giving the butterfly an opportunity to land on my shoulder instead of me chasing it frantically with a net.

Physical Health

I’m using my weight chart to encourage me to lose some excess avoirdupois. I started at 210 and am down to 206, but I keep bouncing off of 205. My goal is to get down to 200 lbs. I’ve stopped kettlebells for the time being to do exercises to reduce left knee pain and plantar fasciitis pain in my right foot. Old age is about maintenance, friends.

Updated: 2021-08-29

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