Saturday, July 31, 2004

A train journey en famille is an adventure. So much could go wrong. Recalling the old Scots psalm I to the hills will lift my eyes, from whence doth come mine aid? But then My safety cometh from the LORD, who heaven and earth hath made.
On the train
We change at Darlington. Not easy, but driving would have been far, far more difficult.

Friday, July 30, 2004

Spitfire - at Edinburgh Airport - as far away from Glasgow is it is possible to be ... Posted by Hello

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Cautiously stepping out
Comments are enabled (but only for other bloggers). I'm tired; really too tired to work, but 9-5 is 9-5. Heard on the radio this morning that most people would welcome shorter hours (i.e. work fewer hours, not make an hour last just 50 minutes). Who wouldn't? Sometimes, when the flow is there, it might be good to work on into the evening, but only if one knew that the time would be released on another occasion. I'm rambling.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Now we are six(ty)

According to Daniel Goleman, some people are simply born timid. I am reminded of the lion in The Wizard of Oz, who hopes that the wizard will be able to give him courage. My reaction to this insight is, mostly, anger. Some people are genetically more fearful than others. So those who accuse me of cowardice have no more moral standing than those who tell gays to become straight.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Tweaked the formatting

Thanks to Scott Johnston, I have changed my settings to something more appropriate - I now longer appear to be blogging through the night ...
27/07/2004 14:35
So. This blog is called 'Visor Thoughts', but the Visor is likely to be retiring within a month. But let's stick with the name. If this blog survives for 20 years, then some people may get confused. What devices existed 20 years ago, which we remember only by name?

I want to say something profound, but I can't.
26/7/04 7:09
Computing in the garden (which looks more like a jungle). But this is where it's at. Barely coping with life.
26/7/04 8:37
One life or two? Trying to manage my life using two handhelds is using one too many. But how to move forward? One way would be to retire the HandSpring (aww...), and to re-configure the Tungsten to synchronise with my home computer. Maybe the diary should live on ChaosHost instead of QuickSilver.
A good habit?
A diary (like everything else) needs to be maintained. Regularity is the key.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

At last!
What this blog was meant to be - composed on a Visor DeLuxe, and uploaded using mo:Blog.

Monday, July 19, 2004

19/7/04 9:34

Getting ready. A trip to Isabel's first.

A defining phrase

I am bad; God is bad.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Darkness and silence
Nobody reads this, anyway. But in the early 21st century, here on record is the experience of one man - darkness and silence. But remember the psalmist (42:5 Msg) Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God- soon I'll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He's my God.