Getting back to daily writing

Things just got paused.

Dear Reader,

My entire office has been rebuilt in the last week. Gone is my circa 2003 tempered glass Studio RTA executive computer desk. I had to do some serious Google searching to be able to find somebody still selling the desk[i]. It looks like the footnote feature of Google Docs does not natively paste over to WordPress. It had seemed like a good idea to go ahead and include a link to that online seller in a footnote, but that did not work at all. I even switched over to Microsoft Word today to see if that might help and it just reminded me that at this point, I’m more comfortable with Docs than Word. That is not something that I expected to have happen. Given the sheer volume of time that has been spent working in Microsoft Word over the years I expected that it would be my home word processor forever forward. That apparently is not the case. On a side note you might have noticed at the bottom of this post the footnote did cut and paste from Word, but it does not work correctly. The link was entirely broken during the process of cutting and pasting.

Oh yeah —- back to the desk. It was a great desk, but it was time to move onto something more adult in my office with a little bit more storage space. Comparatively anything would have been better given that the previous desk had no drawers or cabinets. It was sheets of tempered glass. They were wonderful and worked out well for over a decade, but now is a different time. It is a time where it seemed like having some wall art would be the right way to go moving forward. Both my Dell ultrawide monitors are now on this new 71 inch desk. It is working out really well so far and I’m excited to get back to my daily writing habit. Writing out thoughts is an important part of working through things in a measured and reasonable way. Sometimes you just must look at the universe of things and derive directionality from the chaos.

At the moment, I’m still wondering about the state of the world and politics. My mind has been racing ever since the election about possibilities and probabilities. Like many Americans that have lost sleep and been anxious it has been a weird last few days. I suppose it is just par for the course that is 2020 given the nature of how nothing seems to happen in a normative fashion.

Dr. Nels Lindahl
Broomfield, Colorado

[i] AVStoreOnline

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