[M.M.X.I.V. 212] Leather


This post is pretty quick.  As it turns out, the picture that I have posted would be more suited to something wooden (it has been five years (!!) and a few months since I graduated from the University of Nebraska Honors Program) instead of the (faux?) leather that I have posted.  But, it was the nearest leather thing in my room that I immediately had to take a picture of.

Indeed, today is the Leather Anniversary of Never A Worry!  It’s been quite a journey these last three years, and I’m excited to continue the blog and see what happens next!  It’ll certainly be electric, and that is a pun on the fact that 212 was the course number for basic Electricity and Magnetism at UNL.


Today is the two-hundred and twelfth day of M.M.X.I.V.  That makes thirty weeks and two days.

Today is the seventeenth day of the Character Building Trials.  That makes two weeks and three days.


[M.M.X.I.V. 211] Unexpected biographical sources

For famous people, there are many ways to get information on them, many through biographies written by other people.  Some people, like myself, write autobiographical information regularly, such as via a journal, blog, or social media.  (Of course, there are autobiographical details that I will not readily share.)

After reading a certain newspaper column today (thanks for the inspiration, Mary Schmich!) there was another method of biographical information, and to make it even more fun, the slug of this post has a stealth pun.

Read on!

[M.M.X.I.V. 210] Chicago Stands With Israel

Normally, I consider myself to be very moderate and often apathetic when considering politics.  However, after having visited Israel three years ago (the Gregorian day of yesterday corresponded to מצדה (Masada)), I became more invested in following the situations that have come up in Israel.

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[M.M.X.I.V. 209] Autopilot controls

It is very easy to hit the mental auto-pilot when driving, if you have a certain route which “always” leads to one destination.  For example, if you are going to a social event that is along the same route as work, you’ll probably have to tell yourself (or get your passenger(s) involved!) that you are NOT going to work.  I have not really experienced this on bike, but perhaps I don’t get out enough :)

This post is not on autopilot