Hope everybody had a Happy and Healthy New Year and welcome to 2023.
Just going to jump in and write down some thoughts and observations
Here is the new song “Panopticom” from the great Peter Gabriel. Really like it and looking forward to his new album in 2023
Watched all of “Kalidescope” on Netflix. The idea is that you can watch the episodes in any order (they are all named after colors) and get the whole story. That is true, but after watching all of it, I agree that watching it in chronological order would probably be the best as there is a beginning, middle, and end. It is an interesting concept and hopefully somebody can do it where the order truly doesn’t matter
Was thinking the other day about how the internet has allowed people to do some things easier and quicker than in the past, which is great. Today you can search and download a book on any number of portable devices. While reading, if there is a word or subject you are not failure with, you can usually click a hyperlink and it will instantly bring up the definition. This is much better than in the past, when you would need to write the word down, and then sometime later, if you even remembered, go get your dictionary and look it up. But there are some downsides. By making things too easy, we loose the ability of critical thinking. People used to write notes in the margin of books, and mark pages to go back to later and review. For words they did not know, they would pause and try to figure out what the word meant (or go to the dictionary). There something to be said about making things a bit challenging to keep our brains working
I really enjoyed “Fleishman is in Trouble” The last few episodes were really good and thought provoking. Again, it is refreshing to see a show tackle real life problems in a realistic way. Highly recommended
The NY Giants were able to beat the woefully awful Colts last Sunday to secure a play-off spot for the 1st time in 6 years. After being so bad for years its strange to be still paying attention this late in the season. They finish the season this week in a meaningless game against the Eagles (They are locked into the 6th seed no mater what) and then we will see who they end up playing the following week in the 1st round of the Play-Offs.
Went to the NJ State Park 1st Walk of 2023 Event on January 1st at The Round Valley Recreational Area. It was great to see so many people show up (had to be over 40) and enjoy a nigh 2.5 mile hike through the forest and along the reservoir. Our guide was very knowledgeable and I learned some things about the history of the reservoir. Will defiantly be checking the website for future hikes
More to come