Project 313 – Post No. 153

Just a few more posts and I’ll hit the halfway mark for this project. 

To be clear, there can’t be a true halfway mark because the number 313 doesn’t dive into two equal parts and hence, we can’t have a Project 313 post that exactly marks the middle . . . or can we? 

I guess we’ll have to stay tuned and see. 

One of the positives with this project has been the sheer numbers of words I’ve put down onto digital paper. I did a calculation of it on a previous post and I think the completed project was estimated to top twenty-four billion words.

. . . wait, that can’t be right . . .

Sorry . . . 400,000 words. 

Anyway, these posts force me to not only regularly write but also work on my photos and have me look at cartoons and get me to generate doodles.

All in all, I think if one commits to such a task, there are benefits that transcend those derived from the task itself. The main benefit is I have something to focus on that requires me to think about stuff. But, not only that, it forces me to solidify even passing thoughts into something that (I hope) will make sense in written form. 

There are concrete negatives, as well; it limits my involvement in other interests. My fiction writing has suffered and my photography has taken a hit. For instance, I’m way behind in publishing photos from my Alaska cruise (one year ago this month) and continuing my series on the Naval Aviation Museum (I have enough photos ready for four or five more posts) and to say nothing of all the other photos I’ve taken . . . so I won’t mention them.

There are intangible negatives, too. This barrage of daily posts that require a fair amount of time to read and absorb means that the majority of people will, at best, skim through them if they read them at all. Some will read them, and that is great and as much as I expect from this. Still, the interaction I used to have with my readers was more diverse than what I currently experience. 

I suppose in some aspects I’m looking forward to next February when this project will conclude. 

And now, the photo: 

Project 313 153

But, I do try and keep things fresh, if not for the majority of readers, at least for me. These classic cars details help. 

At least I’m not like Willy . . . although, maybe, my life would then be simpler and perhaps even less stressful.

You know, I think that if politicians applied the above approach the world might actually be a better place. At the very least, no worse. 

I had forgotten about this doodle . . . 

. . . Rainbow Seed Ball Floating Just Below the Surface of Crater Lake.

Rainbow Seed Ball Floating Just Below the Surface of Crater Lake

And . . . that’s it

Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.

You can read about Project 313 HERE.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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