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I’m doing a little planning for #the100dayproject. I need to post the title of the project on January 31. The start day is close. I need to get busy with ideas.

1. During the 100 days there will be three or more travel days, one oil change, a Safari park, a cardiologist appointment, and I’ll be living away from WHQ for a few days. Those are the things I know about.

2. Currently I intend to do all the photography and video work for the project with an iPhone. The photos will be taken with Hipstamatic X and edited with Snapseed. Videos will recorded with the 8mm app and edited with the Splice app. All this is subject to change at any time.

I’m debating which 8mm filter goes best the the toy camera filter in Hipstamatic X.
Taken with the toy camera filter

3. The concept is to record my everyday life in words, pictures, and video.

4. I need to come up with a unique hash tag too.

  • #myhipstalife
  • #myhipstamaticlife
  • #100nomaddays
  • #xyborgnomadlife

5. Or maybe I should do it all in black and white

6. Suggestions are welcome.

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January 2021 has been excellent for me, I hope it has been for you too. I appreciate each of you. Your visits, likes, and comments encourage me. May love and connectedness surround you. Stay safe and well out there in the CCE. Vaxx Now

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The Occasional Project

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Bath time

Still practicing for #the100dayptoject.

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#The100DayProject Practice

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I think I’ve settled on “Daily Life” for #The100DayProject. Here are a few more practice shots.

Early in the morning
The not-an-altar
Snack time

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#The100DayProject Practice

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I’m probably doing the #100DayProject this year. I have two ideas I and playing with: pictures of my everyday life or pictures/videos of acts of kindness.

The view from my front yard. This is a practice photo for the #The100DayProject.
This little heater keeps my feet warm. Another practice photo for #The100dayproject .
Sweet potatoes, straws, and clips in a basket.

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Personal Notes

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1. The friend I’ve know the longest transitioned 12.6.20. 40+ years ago, we met in Balboa Park. That month on Normal St. changed the direction of my life. He was an awesome bnw photographer and taught me to create silver rings. He was an amazing man.

2. Each day is a magical portal, a gateway the Universe leaves open for us. Can you feel the infinite brimming over with possbilities? Now is the moment to fearlessly and shamelessly create your reality. Action or non-action, both create a future. Will you settle for the same old shift, or will you step into change?

3. The afternoon of January 6 was a time of much feeling. Attempted coup? Very unsettling things happened in D.C. I’d love to travel 100 years in time and read what history says about today.

Cooking banana bread in the slow cooker

4. My first slow cooker banana bread made using a yellow cake mix. This is a practice shot for #The100DayProject.

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#The100DayProject 2021

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#100DayProject

I try to do this but I skipped 2020. One more go this year.

Currently I’m thinking about photos documenting my daily life. Not sure. I may practice a bit before January 31.

It’s cold today and this has been my view.

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Personal Notes

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1. I’ve enjoyed my time in Gulf Shores. We’ve been here over a month. I plan to be here until the end of January.

2. Slow cooker banana bread round 2 is much better than round one. I would have a picture but the boy was standing there with a plate and a knife. Piping hot and he was cutting off pieces. I added cinnamon to this loaf.

3. Having temporary house guests, especially in an RV, definitely requires flexibility, tolerance, thinking different thoughts, love, and patience. It’s a great way to change the pattern of my everyday life and thoughts.

Down the road
Chillin in the evening

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A New Year

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Rather than making New Year’s resolutions, I want to try better self-care.

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The Holidays

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Once it was my favorite time of year, now the holidays are difficult for me. From Halloween until the New Year was joyous. Then my world and I changed.
Fifteen or so years ago my ex announced she wanted a divorce. That crushed my heart and my world. I’ve never found another person to share life. For a while I looked. That was a waste of time. I think finding another partner was never in the cards. I have accepted that.
Eleven years ago in late October and early November my parents died two weeks apart. They were the last spark of holiday joy. My mom was the spirit of Christmas in our family.
My children were grown and gone. With my wife and children gone and my parents gone I can’t muster up any holiday cheer though I try.
There is so much grief associated with holidays.

This year I’ve gotten a holiday cheer boost. A child is spending November and December in the rig. He brings his own holiday joy and it’s contagious I need more new good Christmas memories like this.

I read somewhere one should name their holiday grief. Name it and honor it. This year my holiday grief is the memories of good Christmas celebrations in my parent’s home. I’ll light a candle and place it on the not-an-altar.

I feel like I’m rambling so I think I’ll stop.

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Seasons Greetings

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Warmest wishes happy holidays and a wonderful New Year.

I wish each of you a blessed and safe holiday season. I hope your heart is filled with love and joy.

Have a wonderful Christmas time

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