The Asking of Questions Commenced

I asked two questions as the result of my New Years Resolution. Both resulted in meaningful and useful answers. I won't actually shared the questions and answers with you, as it actually doesn't feel like good material to post. It's raw life experience, and that generally isn't what you guys get on the blog. You get the analysis of my life, not my actual life.

I do however have an analysis of the questions to offer. One of them provided me with information I didn't know I needed to do an important comparison. I asked the question, and received a response, and it was only after getting the response that a realized the fundamental reason I had asked the question. It was almost astonishing.

The real magic of these questions is the process by which I come to them. They are questions that won't go away. With some questions, the answer is predictable, and you really only wanted to ask it to say something. How these questions stick around with me seems to be the best way to understand that they are important to me and need to be asked. They gnaw at me and don't stop gnawing.

I think am sure of another one now.


New Year. Some resolutions.

I feel like I need to make a distinction between the two resolutions that I am going to make. One of them is utilitarian busy-work that should just be done. The other one has been brewing in my head for the last few months. I've discussed around it before. It is coincidence that I happened to really nail it down during the New Year time. Quite simply, it is more important that a simple New Years Resolution.

The first New Years Resolution is to update my password system. Previously my password system was embarrassingly non-existent. In other words, there really was no system. Now there is an obtuse methodology to it. It is easy to remember, but would be difficult to deduce on inspection.

The important resolution is quite different.

I will ask people more questions that I want to ask them.

Questions that I hope the person has asked themselves already, but might have not shared the answer with anyone else. If they haven't asked themselves these questions, there the type of questions that I think need to be thought about. There the type of questions that are said when the line "Speak now, or forever hold your piece" is said at a wedding.

I have little justification to ask these types of questions other than the fact that the alternative is to simply do nothing. I do nothing in response to a lot of things. The outcomes of these questions is so unpredictable that I can't really make a good judgment of right and wrong. I want to change my default decision about the questions to "ask them" instead of "ignore the question".

So maybe, if your reading this, I might ask you a question. I am nervous about this, and I am only confident in the fact that I know this is something that I want to do, not that it is definitively something I should do.

Why do I feel like I'm skirting on thin ice?


Home Made Christmas Gift

In the continuing tradition of our family, I created a sculpture as my homemade present for my cousin Robyn.

I guess this was inspired by my puppet animation class as I learned most of the skills necessary to build this sculpture in that class.

I think this is my favorite Christmas Tradition.