Members 83. Yikes. Spikes.

Oh crap.

Covid 19 numbers have taken off here. I wrote last week about concerns over there being six cases reported in a day. In the last seven days, we have had ninety five.

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Members 82. 2020 Reboot

I’m back.

Our mini-vacation to Casale Panayiotis was fantastic. We did almost nothing, but chilled, talked, ate, and hung out in variations of bubbly water.

The story behind Casale Panayiotis is beguiling.

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Members 81. Do less. Sleep more.

Surely there’s a book titled “Do less, Sleep More”?

I did find some articles on how to sleep less and how to hack your sleep, on a site that was selling multiple oils, potions and powders that would turn me into Superman.

Snake oil, anyone?

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Members 80. Phew! What a scorcher.

Is it me, or has time accelerated? This last week has flown by. Summer has turned up the heat in Cyprus, and is playing havoc with my schedule. I’m lucky and privileged to have these problems, and they come every summer, but I still haven’t found an effective counter to them.

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Members 79. Victim of its own success.

As I write, Cyprus, both the Republic and the occupied territories of the North, have no in-patients being treated for Covid-19. Some days, a new case is reported, usually from a repatriation flight.

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Members 78. Goals and Projects

Last week, I wrote about the importance of routines, and how I was defending my time against all-comers.

On the 1857 podcast, TJ and I were discussing productivity in general, and the productivity industry (or racket) in particular.

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Members 77. Routines

To borrow from gender: (What could possibly go wrong with this analogy?) I present as an extrovert, but identify as an introvert. For months, I have been secure in the mountain hideaway, sallying forth weekly to the supermarket and pharmacy. Sure, I’ve had a lot to do, but my destiny has been in my own hands. I have been responsible for everything in my world, my authority absolute.

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Members 76. Napoleon

“There is no such thing as accident, it is fate renamed.”

So said Napoleon Bonaparte, who did alright for himself, for a while at least.

Fate is, for want of a better phrase, having a laugh.

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Patrons Podcast Episode

Episode 1 of “Writer Interrupted” has been released to Patrons.

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Members 75. Podcasts

Have you noticed? There’s a Patron’s Podcast now.

Oh, Yes. I decided that I wanted to make an audible version of these posts, and that I was going to do it myself. And it worked. Sort of.

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