A Year In Verse Birthday Sale

A Year in Verse coverTomorrow, February 24, is my birthday. While I plan to post a poem, it is not (as it has been in some years) written or chosen specifically for this occasion, even though this is a “round-number birthday.” On the other hand, I am marking the occasion by offering the Kindle format of A Year in Verse, my (first and so far only) collection of my poetry, at a discount this weekend. Continue reading

Year-end summary

As tomorrow is the First Sunday of Advent, this is the last day of the year on the Christian liturgical calendar, and so this week’s posts have looked back over what has happened on this blog in the last year. Monday I summarized posts related to the Shine Cycle, and Wednesday I briefly reviewed those relating to Strategic Primer; today we’ll look briefly over all the other posts that have appeared in this space since last year. Continue reading

Strategic Primer year-end summary

In this last week of the Church year, this blog is taking a look back over the last year’s posts. I covered posts related to the Shine Cycle on Monday; today, those related to Strategic Primer since last year’s retrospective. Unlike the last couple of years, I’m not combining this with a development report and releasing a new assistive programs snapshot; I did that last week. Continue reading

Shine Cycle year-end summary

This coming Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent, the start of a new year on the Church calendar, so as in past years I’m taking this last week of the liturgical year to look back over the past year’s posts on this blog. (I’ll do a look back over the year outside of the blog, to reflect on how I did on the goals I set last year and set new ones for 2017, at the end of the civil year.) Today we begin with a look at posts related to the Shine Cycle since last year’s summary. Unlike the last couple of years, I’m not combining this with a monthly writing-status update; that was last week. Continue reading

Announcing my utility scripts repository

Like many Linux and Unix users, I’ve been writing and collecting little utility scripts to automate repetitive tasks and otherwise simplify my digital life. In the last couple of months, I’ve put my collection under version control and worked to make the scripts I’ve written more generally applicable and useful. So today I wanted to announce the existence of this repository, and explain some of the scripts that I think others might find most useful. Continue reading

Year-end summary

This is the last day before Advent, and so the last day of the year on the Christian liturgical calendar. This week I have again spent the week looking back over the past year, summarizing what has happened on this blog, and in the areas of my life that this blog covers, in the past year. I’ve already covered posts related to the Shine Cycle and to Strategic Primer; today, a look through other posts (poems and “essays”) that have appeared in this space in the past year since last year’s retrospective. Continue reading

Strategic Primer year-end summary and assistive programs development report

In this last week of the liturgical year, this week’s posts on this blog are looking back over the past year on the blog. We covered the Shine Cycle category on Monday; today we’ll look at posts related to Strategic Primer, and also a report on development since the last update. Continue reading