I always think about it first. I hope everyone does before they write or speak. Yet I wonder what other people think about.
I learned an anagram that seems to work well, THINK. Before you speak, is it thoughtful, helpful, inspirational, necessary, and kind. And that is the filter I do try to use, I recommend it. At the same time, I wonder how other people, internally within themselves would debate each of those five points.
There are other anagrams I like to, some I can’t remember, and many I’ve integrated into my own, such as: evaluate, choose, execute, re-evaluate. I might have heard that somewhere, pieces of it certainly, though I’m not sure if ever in that form. I had plans to go write somewhere today, yet that did not seem to happen. What I wanted to do was not ever the next best choice. However, sitting here typing this now at eleven forty seven, I do not regret my day at all.
I woke, a bit sore from sleeping on the sand, I’ll do it again tonight, muscles sore, yet the spine feels straighter. Missed sunrise, yet I’ll hope have another chance tomorrow for a photo, we’ll see. If not, then not.
I was offered a job today for the first time in over a year. As an apprentice gold prospector eighty miles north of Tok, Alaska. I would be working on a two man vacuum dredging rig, partnered in with a forty sixty split, after expenses (fuel and ten percent to the claim owner.)
Being a drastic change of plans (well, I had no plan,) I texted my son. Sometimes it helps me think to say things out loud (or in text to others.) Sometimes especially when it’s version one of a new idea. I bought some gold from Kent today, two point two four grams for one hundred dollars. First time I’ve paid by the gram for something I couldn’t smoke.
I’ve decided that if the gold I bought is real, I will go mine in Alaska this summer. It’s only a one day job.
Got on the radio tonight for a local simplex net on one forty six point four eight megahertz. Five or six checkins, three I could copy three well.
Watched my neighbors tent for a few hours so he could go to Walmart, asked if I needed anything, asked for a can of air duster. Came back and wouldn’t take my money for it, said for watching tent.
Time to rest.
PS. Found my cross.