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  • I’m getting a few more days of vacation and looking forward to practicing my DJ skills to conclude my breakaway from my usual creative activities.

  • It’s the time of the year where the page is white, everything feels possible and in its place. It’s up to me to decide how 2024 will unroll as a creator.

  • I wish you all a happy new year! May 2024 be a better one than what 2023 was. It shouldn’t be that hard. Peace.

  • Each year, at about the same period, I always feel a return of my desire for photography. It is as if photography is always the thing I drop first when I’m busy in life, preferring to keep the rest (writing, blogging). I hope this will change a bit in 2024.

  • Here are my five goals for 2024, as posted on my personal landing page.

  • One week left to work before “vacations”. πŸ₯΄

  • I had many personal goals for this week-end1, a week-end already coming to a conclusion. I’m happy to report that they were all met! I feel good about this. 😊

    1. Goals that don’t always align with my creative hobbies. But that is ok. ↩︎

  • Touch down. I’m back from Las Vegas! What a ride. What a city! I’m not loving everything about this place for sure. 😐

  • Some Must-Needed Changes to My (Too Many) About Pages

    Today, I’m removing my digital garden content. The most valuable parts were moved to my About Page, and the rest has been dropped. Both of these pages are created and maintained in Craft. I like the idea of Digital Gardens, but it’s not practical for me to maintain on top of this blog … read more

  • I’m going to the office by bike today. πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ With this splendid weather1, probably the last such beautiful and warm day of this fall, I’m really looking forward to this half-hour ride downtown Montreal.

    1. We’ve been in a very long streak of warm and sunny weather, something like 10 days of sunshine. ↩︎

  • Since 9/11 in 2001, I look up every time I hear a plane in the sky. Every single time. And I’m Canadian. πŸ˜” 1

    1. And I have the profound feeling that we didn’t learn anything about these events. ↩︎

  • Early mornings are my favourite creative moments… everyone is asleep, and it is super quiet in the house. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

  • Fifty-six. 56. Already. 🧁

  • September

    This is my favourite month of the year1. It’s my birthday month2. The weather is generally absolutely amazing3. Gone are muggy and hazy days; the air is crystal clear. It’s a transition month. It is a colourful month. It’s an Apple keynote month! I am looking forward to this long week-end with my … read more

  • Working at the office today. Summer vacations are still ongoing hence so few people here. It’s always a reminder of the covid pandemic. This place used to be much more lively. Everything still feels different. πŸ˜’ We will never get back to pre-2020 world.

  • It’s funny and cool how I’m slowly but surely rebuilding my social graph with people who fled X to Mastodon and Pixelfed. I feel at home again.

  • Thought of the day: sometimes, what you decide not to do is as important as what you decide to do! For bloggers and writers, for me at least, writing is fundamental to my existence, publishing and sharing, a lot less. I have many unfinished pieces that probably will never be shared with the world. And that is ok.

  • πŸ‘‰πŸ» Thought of the day: when people put responsibility for solving the climate crisis and the like on the governments and big companies, it’s a clever (or not so clever way) to NOT take responsibility as an individual. It’s too easy.

    Governments & companies are made of and operated by people, for god sake! No willingness by the people, individually or in a government, produces the exact same result: no action. But what action can we take as an individual, you might ask? Revisit your consumption habits might eventually help. Less consumption = less need for recycling. Simple.

    Meanwhile: the planet IS burning.

  • Feeling Helpless About Climate

    Due to Canada’s forest fires and easterly winds, bad air quality is returning to my town for the next few days. With all the bad climate-related news coming up from everywhere on Earth, trying to understand what is happening is essential, so we can better adapt our lifestyle. I like to read … read more

  • Writing an email to a long-time friend. What a joyful experience. I like the slowness of the process. It’s like blogging. ⌨️