Day 271 of Project 365: Book Darts.

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As part of an ongoing attempt to wrangle my ever-growing task list, I have been searching for a simple way to earmark important tasks that may get buried in the Bullet Journal format. Then I remembered Book Darts, little pieces of paper-thin metal that slide onto the edge of a page.

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Every morning, I slip a Book Dart next to each of the day’s three Most Important Tasks. Book Darts slide on easily and don’t budge, even on thin Tomoe River paper, until I slide them off again. Simple, reusable, and elegant.

Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: “Reunite” by Isbells.

Days 267-270 of Project 365: Belated images and borrowed words.

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“Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.”
― David MitchellCloud Atlas

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“Being born’s a hell of a lottery.”
― David MitchellThe Bone Clocks

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“Grief is an amputation, but hope is incurable haemophilia: you bleed and bleed and bleed.”
― David MitchellSlade House

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“A book you finish reading is not the same book it was before you read it.”
― David Mitchellnumber9dream

Day 266 of Project 365: Guest room.

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Tomorrow a dear friend arrives for a weekend visit and I am so excited! My study is also the guest-room, so the daybed also serves as the auxiliary clothing surface where I toss outfits that don’t pass bleary-eyed muster each workday morning. Now the daybed is cleared off, freshly laundered, and (since Zen doesn’t jump up there anymore) fur-free.

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Writing from: a cozy guest-room in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: Spotify’s Autumn Acoustics playlist.

Day 264 of Project 365: Pithy title.

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Nope, not even that.

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FunkyPlaid and I finished watching the first season of “Stranger Things” tonight. My feelings are mixed: I reveled in the abject ’80s nostalgia that is the series’ trademark, but not even the most adorable kids ever could make up for the inconsistent writing.

But let’s get back to those ridiculously cute kids.

Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the “Stranger Things” soundtrack.