(1) Although it took 17 minutes to get from the point where I pressed the “start’ button on the old Dell Latitude to the point where I have successfully logged on and open my browser, at least it works. (And at least I had 17 minutes to spare.)
(2) Slept well and long.
(3) Continuing beautiful weather in this neck of the woods.
(4) Considering the newly broken ThinkPad screen and other obstacles, I’m in a pretty good mood this morning. I’m rested and looking forward to the new day.
(5) Third cup of free coffee at the Courtyard is helping, as did the $3 traditional breakfast.
(6) Was able to get the right HDMI adapter from the Kid across the way in exchange for $5 for chewing tobacco. So now I’m using the ThinkPad as a “desktop” with my flat panel, instead of the Asics, and it’s a much better display. I also finally fixed the Zoho problem where they kept sending text verifications to the wrong phone number. So I can get on Zoho Mail on all my computers now. Sure is nice to have three computers (or portions thereof) to mess with, instead of only zero – like it was for so long earlier.
(7) Friday night I got the first donation on Eden in Babylon for almost five months. This could be auspicious. Also, someone mentioned they would mail me a donation, and I heard from Denise who says my check for Classism in Our Schools should be in the mail today. A friend helped with food and such over the weekend, and it’s good to know that I have support.
(8) Denise also referred me to Spare Change, which I believe is a Boston newspaper akin to Street Spirit. These small articles don’t pay much, but they’ll all add up if I can get more of them.
(9) Had the great experience of meeting Rob Caisley, the playwriting teacher at U.I., when he sat next to me at the closing matinee of his new play, The Open Hand. He agreed to meet with me in his office to discuss my musical Eden in Babylon. I’m to email him and set up a time.
(10) Outside of present-day preoccupation with technical malaise, I’ve noticed lately that I’m not looking backwards so much these days as I am looking forwards. Instead of thinking: “At least things are better now than they were three years ago,” I’m thinking: “If things are this much better now than they were three years ago, think how great they’re going to be three years from today!” It makes a difference, believe me.
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