Annette Walker

Maker, learner, programmer, sailor, mom

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What I’m doing now

(This is a now page, a nifty idea from one of my heroes. You can make one, too.)


This is my 3rd or 4th “now” page and I’m starting to see its value to me personally. I like to understand things deeper than  my initial impression  knee-jerk, habituated thoughts. In general, I think about things and “play" with them.

What a now page means to me: it‘s like a pause button. I stop and think about what I‘m doing. What I‘ve been doing recently and what I want to do. Am I on the right track? My personal track, that is, not some supposed so-called right track.

This past week reminded me that what makes a person happy are often small things, don't over-complicate it and let “better” get in the way of “good.” All because my grandmother died at age 99 years, 4 months and some odd days. It was expected. She held on longer than most at the end.

I'm currently geeking out on making pizza thanks to The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home by Ken Forkish. Last week, I spyed bags of the best pizza flour (according to the book: Caputo 00 blue bag, milled in Italy) at a local Italian place that makes great Neopolitan style pizzas. I asked if they would sell me a kilogram of it. They were delighted and I got to chat with the pizza maker. Whoa. What a difference. Hard to believe it was even better than another variety of 00 flour from Italy from a grocery store. Mostly, I get lots of joy from asking people stuff, talking about what they do and expanding my universe.

Most recent book I finished reading : Kevin Mitnick's The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

Book currently reading ... in this case re-reading:The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About by Michael E. Gerber

This update made May 7, 2017.