Little Goals and Big Projects

Given all of the recent changes in my life, I found myself building and rebuilding a list of things that I'd like to "in the future," sometime. The list is more than a set of mid-year "New Years Resolutions," and it's not quite as impressive as a "5 Year Plan." As a blogger with firmly ingrained habits, I feel compelled to share this list with you:

  1. Properly resume my knitting and spinning habit.
  2. Read more veraciously. A book a month, plus the Asimov's subscription with which I've done a bad job of keeping current. And that's probably just a starting point. I have a backlog of things I want to read, there's new stuff that I want to read coming out all the time, and I'm not going to get that done without attending to it.
  3. I'd like to refresh/redo the cyborg institute site to reflect the reality of what I want to accomplish there, what I'm actually doing, and make it be updatable in a meaningful sort of way. I also want to get a number of project that I've been sitting on for a while together and published there. Those are:
  • The ikiwiki templates and configuration for tychoish.com.
  • A general purpose emacs "starter configuration," based on my configuration. It would be fairly simple to generate, but I want to write a build script so that I can keep it updated as I tweak my own configuration. I would also need to write some documentation.
  • Similarly, I would like to produce a basic configuration for StumpWM that would make it easier to use Stump.
  • A couple of other specifications along the lines of the Sygn.
  1. I would like to start dancing regularly with a Morris Dance team.
  2. I would like to reestablish a thrice-weekly non-dance exercise regime that includes some weight training.
  3. I want to apply to go to Clarion. But not before 2013, and preferably before 2016.
  4. I'd like to try learning to play melodeon for Morris, and maybe other tune good playing times.
  5. I'd like to go to Camp FaSoLa in 2012 or 2013. I'm also a little interested in maybe learning how to key sacred harp. Maybe I've been singing too much tenor recently and found myself as one of the not-new basses more than a few times that I'm getting a bit more confident.
  6. I'd like to finish this damn novel sometime soon, revise the first bit into a passable short story, and begin shopping the story around.
  7. I'd like to try writing short stories for a little while. But I also want to revise Knowing Mars, finish Station Keeping in some form, and potentially figure out a way to make the other open/lingering story on my plate become Knowing Mars, Part 2.
  8. Write more regularly here. I think about a lot of things that I think are interesting, and writing ideas and asking questions is really the only way to make progress on scholarly, intellectual, and/or creative projects. I'm aware of a lot of potential in this work on tychoish.com, and I'd like to be able to make significant progress.
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