This week was Sincerity. Sincerity. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly. It's interesting how that ties into my latest mis-step. Sometimes being sincere hurts others. I recently realized (and may have realized before, and will probably forget -- it's something that my brain keeps rejecting) that things … Continue reading Weekly Virtue: Review Sincerity, Prepare for Justice
Last week was Frugality. Frugality. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing. About average. Went to the dollar store rather than Staples for low-use binders. (It helps that the stores are beside each other.) Actually returned a poor purchase. Two meals out, both reasonable, but one which might … Continue reading Weekly Virtue: Review Frugality, Prepare for Industry
This week was Resolution, from Ben Franklin's list. Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. The week started well enough. Very well, actually. I only did some of what I'd planned, but my plans were too optimistic (seriously so), and made good choices overall. Sadly, it ended badly. As … Continue reading Weekly Virtue: Review Resolution, Prepare for Fugality
Last week was Order. Order. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. Physically, some small improvements. While sweeping, I got fed up with the game controllers in front of the TV or falling out of the pile between the TV stand and the corner, and tired … Continue reading Weekly Virtue: Review of Order, Prepare for Resolution
Review of of Silence: Silence. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. Well, I deleted several comments before I sent them, and even skipped the last three revision passes before deleting them. I noted two times where, while I thought what I said was respectful and helpful, it might have … Continue reading Weekly Virtue: Review of Silence and Prepare for Order
Last week's virtue was Temperance. Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. I chose a narrow interpretation of this. Since I rarely drink alcohol, the virtue reduced to calories. I'm now 20 pounds over ideal, so need to get serious. How I did well: The scale says I lost three pounds, but I … Continue reading Weekly Virtues: Review of Temperance, Prepare for Silence
Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. Uh, yeah. Good thing I'm starting this today, not last week. I'm officially past the "should lose 10 pounds" stage. All was well-enough when I walked 1km to the school, and back, twice a day, but that was several years ago. I'm trying a combination of … Continue reading Weekly Virtue: Temperance
Cricket will start a weekly virtues series in September. She will (with your help) pick a list of virtues. Each week she will look at the week ahead with the virtue in mind, then look back to see how well she did. Reader participation encouraged.
I've discovered more podcasts that I enjoy enough that I want to listen to the early episodes. Some are ongoing courses, other are just interesting. Sometimes, usually with podcasters who "rolled their own" and didn't do it quite right, it's easy. The feed has every episode they ever created. (Fortunately, iTunes's default is to list … Continue reading Podcast Idea: Annual Archive Feed
This is tip for social-media junkies. RSS Feeds rock! Most sites that are updated on a regular basis have a list of recent updates. Some have more information (like the entire entry), others have less (and a link to the main page). You set your blog reader to watch the feed. Every so often it … Continue reading RSS Feeds and WordPress — I Love Them!