New Year

It’s time to start a New Year, with goals and resolutions. Actually, I don’t really believe in New Year’s Resolutions because I’ve managed to keep all of two of them. For me, the best thing is to continue with things I’m already working on.

Of course I mean to keep working on the Knowledge Base. That’s now an established daily habit, even though updates and progress reports aren’t. I have made good progress on examining early prehistory. In order to get to middle and late prehistory and antiquity, I need to work the history of Egypt back to anchor the Middle East. Other regions will toddle on behind for a while.
This year I hope to get more specific about religion.

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Sometime this year, I hope to include a page with snippets of flash fiction; writing exercises. After several unsuccessful tries at NaNoWriMo, I don’t seem to have the ambition for a full novel yet. However, my studies of history have suggested a few ideas. I was thinking of writing straight historical fiction, but one of my prospective characters spoke up out of the obscurity of my back-brain and said “Like hell you are”. Alright then. He’s sitting back there glowering at me and waiting me to get enough research done to start telling his story.

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I had been working on some computer programming exercises, but I dropped them in favor of work on the Knowledge Base. I hope to get back to them, but that depends.

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I’ve come painfully close to getting a Bachelor’s degree, and tried about six different times at five different schools, without making it through the program. Financial obstacles and my own cussed insistence on pursuing my own self-education program instead of the school’s requirements have interfered. There is program offered at BYU to help students get their degree. I like the idea of finishing what I’ve started and I intend to look into this. Credentials do matter, sometimes.

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I’ve announced my intention on Faceplant to move to Utah Valley this spring. I’ve lived there before, off and on, and I have important family ties tugging me in that direction.

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Hi, Ho, Hi, Ho, it’s off the cliff I go…

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