Having just read my emails and seen the announcement of Hey World’s launch, as I then went to open my Micro.blog timeline I thought, “I bet the first post I see is about Hey,” and sure enough…. 😁🙌🏻

Starting my Field Notes annual subscription.

We watched The Little Things last night. It starred Denzel Washington, Rami Malek & Jared Leto, and the performances from these three are the glue that hold the movie together. I struggled hearing some of the dialogue early on, but it is worth your time IMO. 🍿

I spent some time yesterday evening playing around with URL schemes as I tried to build a Drafts action. I was aware of URL schemes existence but had not had reason to directly interact with them, or I’d tried my best to avoid them out of unfounded fear!

As it turned out, I really enjoyed myself just getting dirty and figuring things out. It reminded me of the experimenting and playing that I used to do when I taught myself to code many moons ago. My preference then was always for just playing around, trying this and that and seeing what happened. When education formalized the process for me, I struggled.

Having bought the cookbook Vegan Japan Easy  a little while back (ahem), I though it about time that I try a recipe. A couple of nights back I prepared this “Ramen for Faye Wong,” as it was titled. Two hours lates(!) I was pleased with the outcome - both looks and taste.

Well I don’t think that the weather gods have seen the forecast this morning.

Showers until noon, then sun.

If the rain falling outside now can be classified as showers, I don’t want to see a torrential downpour!

My love of Ulysses has been rekindled with their support for Micro.blog publishing and how the app handles that. With the new Beta that includes managing multiple blogs under one account. Other options include publishing right away, scheduling or save as a draft.

Last night we watched Nomandland on Hulu, about a woman (played by Frances McDormand) leading a modern day nomadic existence in the American West. I enjoyed it. 🍿

Watching the airplanes come in and leave each day, following flight paths close to our house, it is as though they are traveling highways in the sky, each following the seemingly exact same path as the previous one.

Yesterday was a day of draft form filling, my application for US citizenship. There are still some blanks that I need to check the answers to and some accompanying paperwork to collect. For now though I’ll leave it for a couple of days, and take a rest.

Whoah! The thunder is rumbling this morning. The Gods up on Haleakala have something to say as the house shakes, the rain falls, the wind picks up and the clouds descend.

I don’t listen to audio books often, but last night I discovered that I could listen to a book that I had downloaded to my Kindle, via the iOS Kindle app. Resting my tired eyes and having the book read to me was lovely. This rekindles 😬 thoughts of upgrading my old Kindle.

Instead of a photo for Day 14 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge, compassion, I want to thank Maui Fire Department and the Medics who took such good and professional care of my wife after she took a fall at home today. I am waiting at the hospital now, but all sounds good.

Make, Day 13 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Well that’s that dinosaur contained. Evening construction projects with my grandson.

Sporg, Day 12 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. What a sporg will do to a tree after a bad day. Beware!

Machine, Day 11 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Rigged up to some machines at KBOO in Portland for an interview in 2011.

Energy, Day 10 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. My energy levels were much stronger at this early stage of the hike through Haleakala crater at the end of last year. My legs were heavy and dragging by the end.

Muddy, Day 9 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. The mudflats at low tide at Weston-super-Mare.

Hope, Day 8 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. My hope for this year is to be able to get back to the UK to visit my parents. 18 months or more have already passed since I was last there. The end of 2021, maybe? Here’s the Avon Gorge in Bristol.

Craving, Day 7 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Today I was craving peace and quiet, so found myself at Waihe’e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge. Hardly a sole there.

Sport, Day 6 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. This is probably the closest that I get to participating in sports, and I don’t do this enough. Here out hiking in the Oregon foothills, circa 2011. Cycling figures in the picture as well, but less so since moving to Maui.

With the cold weather that we have been having here on Maui, our house is beginning to feel like a cold-blooded animal. Early morning the house is cold inside. As the sun rises, the house lies there with the sun rays streaming in, warming itself up, and with that, us as well.

Since relaunching my podcast, Behind The Thoughts , I am pleased with myself for keeping up with posting weekly episodes. I have found a workflow that works. Occasionally time is a struggle, but I have managed so far. Today I posted my fifth episode, episode 45. 🎙

Pets, Day 5 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. This is Bronx, my stepdaughter’s French Bulldog, our surrogate pet.

Layers, Day 4 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Cloud layers over Portland, OR at dawn, December 2012.