Merely interesting?

When an article is merely interesting. If its my article, I deny it. Because I believe, rightly or wrongly, that articles need to be more than interesting. But there are two types of interesting which sort of makes up for it. A stimulating interesting in that one is always engaged in the article, that while it doesn’t jump off the page or screen, is always stimulating. And a dull interesting, in that the way it’s done isn’t that imaginative, but is always readable.

Come down

We all love to engage with technology, but there comes a time when’s enough is enough. Then comes technology come down: the immense pleasure one feels in rest as the senses bend back together again and one’s digital brain falls into oblivion. The simple pleasures that invigorate one’s solar plexus. Coming back from the mechanical, realizing how much energy was drained in engaging the digital binary, the inorganic organ of progress. But later relaxing in days alone not spent in the office, wherever that happens to be. At the beach finding the solitude or revitalization of one’s soul, one gets their organic brain back which inspires creativity and spontaneity. It’s good to get away from technology as a fresh outlook will inspire again and again. A fresh splash of a wave washing over you can do wonders for bursts of creativity just because one did something different to the grind of calculated conformity to bits and pieces.

The computer is arranged and organized in logical fashion, a robotic anti-human programmed to love you, causing extraneous problems one didn’t expect.

But the computer “knows” that the world turns over on functionality, and this is how the computer succeeds, by functioning one step at a time every minute, hour and day.

But one can step outside the digital zone and into the clear. Wonderful, to the end.

Ideas galore

There’s an easy way to file away ideas and thoughts. It’s not by filing ideas and thoughts for different genres into different notebooks, but simply keeping a notebook for everything that comes to mind. I’d been doing that way, but realized the put everything in one place approach is better. I’ve been keeping my Bible reading notes in one exercise book. This was for the purpose of jotting the ideas I get from reading the Bible which could become devotions, meditations and reflections. When other ideas came to mind, say a story idea that jumped into my head, I had to find a different notebook, or piece of paper, to jot the idea down. But it would be quicker just writing the idea in my devotional notebook because that was handy. I don’t like mixing various ideas around in a notebook intended for one thing, though. It makes much better sense to include everything in one notebook, doesn’t it? So, all one has to do is headline each notebook entry for what kind of idea it is: be it devotional, story, article, poem, etc.

And if one is the run, one may keep a recorder, or something like it, for easy recording when ideas come to mind. Keep the ideas in one place on the recorder and indicate what each idea is, whether story, article, poem, etc. Much better. All in one place and headlined for easy reference. All one needs now is a good notebook and/or a digital recorder. Digital recorders hold more information so spending on one is probably cheaper in the long run than buying notebook after notebook. May be just invest in a simple digital recorder for note-taking, if one likes, if that’s easier when on the run. Or write it down, if that’s preferable.