To be a Mystic the Day Before Christmas

Here it is, the day before Christmas.  There is singing with the choir this morning and then dinner and opening presents with the family this evening.  Tomorrow there will be more dinner and more presents with the family.  I am very grateful for my family and grateful for the friends that we have made these last few years,  But there is little time to stop and reflect.  Or maybe, what I need to do is to stop reflecting and leave the world of thought for just a little while.  The mystics were great at not thinking for long periods of time.  Most of us are addicted to thinking.  We can’t let a moment go by without thinking about something.  Ronald Reagan used to say that it was torture to be in a room alone and without a book.  I guess he never learned to meditate.

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Text Editors

I continue to look for the ultimate Windows text editor.  I have tried everything currently available.  Since I can find nothing better, I am sticking with emacs.  Vim looks interesting, but I can’t see hitting the escape key every time I want to return to normal mode.  Ultraedit might be OK, but it is expensive and has almost too many features.  The only trouble with emacs is that it’s scripts are written in Lisp.  So unless you are a Lisp programmer, you have to rely on others to set things up for you.  But so far, I have every feature that I want, or almost every feature.  I would like to see an easy TAB feature to keep track of open buffers and a project management tool, but otherwise, it’s all there.  I really like the dynamic auto-complete feature.  Anyway, the search continues.

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Making Sense

It’s Sunday morning.  This WordPress program is starting to make a little sense now.  Actually, it is too easy, and too complicated at the same time.  Like the rest of life, this program is a paradox for the user.  I would like to learn the ins and outs of this program so that I can share it with my family and friends.  This male hummingbird is not concerned about this program.  Is he having more fun?

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So who am I?

I’m not sure. There are times when I want to be a Geek. It is great fun to play with websites and discover new ways of using editors, HTML, CSS and javascript. But there are times when I feel like I should just leave the Geek world and study to become a mystic. However, there are other avenues that also seem interesting. Perhaps I could be an artist? Perhaps not. Or perhaps I could be a dance instructor. That would be great fun. I never learned to dance until I was 54. Actually, I’m still learning.

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