They Know It

It is not one of the 103 bits of advice from Kevin Kelly but it seems like something all of the One Typed Page people will do when they are sitting in front of a typewriter without, it seems, anything to write. It comes from Werner Herzog (is he someone who you have benefited from watching a movie from?) who is quoted as saying “When I don’t know how to continue writing, I just continue anyway.”

You do not need to know what you are going to type out for the, that, one page a day. You start to type and then you have something. Whether or not you know what you are going to say, type. None of us type gibberish. It may not make sense. But we all have the impulse, the habit of typing word after word to make words that make sentences. You can make art.

Art is whatever you can get away with. That is from Kevin Kelly. He also said “The biggest lie we tell ourselves is ‘I don’t need to write this down because I will remember it.” or “Habit is far more dependable than inspiration. Make progress by making habits.” There are 100 more bits of wisdom, or “103 Bits of Wisdom I Wish I Had Known” published for his 7Oth birthday.

Kevin Kelly also wrote “Better Than Free?” and “1,000 True Facts”. Find all of this at – damn, isn’t that easy?

I took my sister to a wine shop she introduced me to last night as a Mothers Day present. They had a wine tasting mostly Pinot Noirs, six wines to try. It was fun. We, my wife and I, reminisced about Eric Bogan and what he yd¢w knew about wines, our times at a different place that had tastings every week, not every month, once a week would be nice. The place we went to last night had tastings every week. They are recovering from two years of not having tastings thanks to Covid. We Went. The first time in um mumble gosh I do not know how long it has been. We went early because my sister had a 7:00 golf lesson. The place was Portland Wine Merchants. It was like being reborn. Afterwards we ambled up Hawthorne street or boulevard looking at the changes in who was open or gone. 3 Doors Down was among the survivors. We had not been there in years, decades?, years in any case. It is Italian. We decided we needed to go. Do you have reservations? Umm, no. That is fine, here, take this table. We stayed late and talked about how we used to do things like this all the time. Again!
Again we shall do it.

— MichaelRpdx :: rkmm :: 2022-05-07

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