Sheer Madness

This week has been just like the title indicates–sheer madness!

Not so much on a personal level, rather the level of craziness I’ve seen exhibited in general. My social media feeds the past few days are aboutthe equivalent of a fully involved dumpster fire. The poo-throwing from all sides on the major platforms is disheartening. I’ve kept my opinions to myself on the matters being pushed around, and plan on continuing to do so. However, I will say this: it deeply saddens me to see the state of courtesy (more like total lack thereof) exhibited by quite a few individuals in the various feeds I watch.

But, enough of that! Seriously folks…enough.

Literary Progress

I did manage to chip away at my yearly reading goal I set on GoodReads. In fact, I knocked out three books. Two of them were rather short, but they were complete books nonetheless. I finally got around to reading Dave Ramsey’s “The Total Money Makeover”. It’s a pretty decent book. Sound advice can be had, regardless of whether you buy into the whole system or not.

The next pair of books dealt with reading material for my classes. “CyberSecurity for Dummies” and “Modern Malware for Dummies” were quick reads and had some basic, yet useful information. I wouldn’t have picked these up off the shelf for fun, but they weren’t bad to read as a necessity. I still question why this particular professor feels the need to use these for the class though. I thought at this level we were beyond the information presented in these books, but apparently we’re not.

I started reading Isaac Asimov’s “Prelude to Foundation”. I haven’t had time to delve very far into it yet, so I cannot form any sort of opinion. I like Sci-Fi, and a coworker insisted that I should read some of Asimov’s work. Give me a week and we’ll see how it goes.

I also started Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan.” I saw another coworker reading this one, and decided I’d give it a try. I’ve read some of the other books in this title series from Mr. O’Reilly and thought they presented some interesting viewpoints on historical events.

On the Creative Front

I’m designing the wooden bench the wife has requested. Only a few more details to work out, and then check to be sure the dimensions meet her requirements. I seriously will try to take pictures of the various steps of that project to post here. Leatherworking is on the agenda in the next few days. There’s a birthday gift I plan on making, and time is running out!!!

Task Management

Just a little update from the New Year’s post. I’m still using Habitica, and I really like the system. I’ve gotten another friend on board with me, and we continue to level up. Never underestimate the power of geeks that turn ordinary task management into an RPG! In fact, I’m seriously contemplating becoming a contributor because I like the system that much. Plus, it would allow me to buy gems with gold…

Time for another cup of coffee, so see you next week.

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