On the other side of 9 days straight of working and a lone day off, I’m looking forward to my two weeks off in November. Finances will keep me close to home for that period, but I intend to make good use of the time away from the hotel. I’ll be doing some dedicated meditation, yoga, resistance training and writing each day, essentially a dedicated two weeks of Integral Life Practice, so it should be a very rewarding break from my too hectic normal routine and a good chance to ingrain some lasting habits. I’m hoping to shatter some unpleasant bits of my life and dive into some radiance.
In recent months my sparse free time has been spent almost exclusively with my friends here in the city. That has come at the expense of my net presence and work on some projects I have germinating, but it’s been nice. I’ll need to set some stronger boundaries soon in order to focus on getting a proper balance of my priorities in place, and I’m sure my friends will be understanding of that.
Every now and then my wanderlust bubbles up and I’m left longing to run off to some distant place. Today Iceland has again made me wish to be on its volcanic ground. The country’s captial city of Reykjavik is making efforts to promote star gazing by turning out the lights across the city. By intentionally cutting light pollution, the city and others in Iceland are promoting an appreciation of the cosmos that is admirable and providing wonderful example for how those of us in places soaked in light pollution can find relief.
Nintendo’s Wii has me rather excited about its use as a gaming and entertainment system (the Opera web browser will be a key asset for me), and I’ll likely pick one up in the new year. I was thrilled to find out that the Wii will feature emulation of Commodore 64 games. The Commodore 64 was the first computer I owned and brought me many of my lasting memories of gaming. It will be nice to relive some of those old classics soon.
My friends Andrew and Allison will be moving across the country soon and we’re expecting to use the Wii to facilitate a continuation of the fun we’ve had gaming together in the time since they returned to Nova Scotia from Texas. To have one system we’ll all be able to afford and be excited to play will be a blessing, I’m sure.