October, 2009


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Oct 09

Into the Cornfield

CornfieldIn an effort to continue to focus on inspiring things (and to keep in the Halloween spirit), I am going to go over another story that I enjoy.

“It’s a Good Life” is an episode of the Twilight Zone that aired back in 1961. It originated from a short story written by Jerome Bixby. Rod Serling adapted the story into an episode for the third season of the series. It was later made into one of the four segments of the 1983 Twilight Zone movie. The story is one of the most famous to come out of the Twilight Zone show.

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Oct 09

A Descent into the Maelström

Maelstrom

“The slope of the sides of the vast funnel became momently less and less steep. The gyrations of the whirl grew, gradually, less and less violent. By degrees, the froth and the rainbow disappeared, and the bottom of the gulf seemed slowly to uprise. The sky was clear, the winds had gone down, and the full moon was setting radiantly in the west, when I found myself on the surface of the ocean, in full view of the shores of Lofoden, and above the spot where the pool of the Moskoe-ström had been.”

- Edgar Allan Poe, A Descent into the Maelström

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Oct 09

Consistency

I have found that writing down everything I eat is still a major annoyance, but it is worth the effort in order for me to have knowledge about what I am consuming. As I have mentioned before, the tracking process forces me to be aware of each time I engage in the act that I am attempting to track. Quantifying the act forces me to be objective with my observation. And, like I said in the previous post, the knowledge that I am tracking what I am doing actually influences how and when I choose to do it.

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5
Oct 09

Tangible Tracking

PenMy biggest concern about quantifying my thoughts is that the input process will be too cumbersome and time-consuming. I know that I will not be able to track all my thoughts. I will have to choose which ones would be the most relevant to log. But I worry that it will take too much of my time to log a type of thought and that will influence the frequency that I input them into a system.

So, I am going to see how feasible it is to track actions that occur less frequently and that are more tangible. I am attempting to track my daily caloric intake using an application I recently downloaded onto my phone. This way I can see if just the act of writing the same thing down multiple times a day is an annoyance or not.

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