Jan 1 2024

So… 2024?


I’m hoping for 2024 to be an improvement on 2023… but it’s an election year, so the public sphere could get noisy and nasty and generally unpleasant!

But in the private sphere, it’s possible for each of us to have a much better year, and I hope that we all do.

My 2023 was filled with a lot of distractions and random non-life-threatening urgencies, and I dropped a whole lot of balls and missed many, many boats.  Hoping to do much better this time around– and plans to make that happen are in place.

Other plans for this year include heading to Utah in February to participate in Life, the Universe, and Everything, (not a convention, but a symposium), and later getting myself to Texas for the total eclipse.

Meanwhile, trying to improve things, generally.  I redesigned my desk space for better physical comfort and mental focus.  And my new laptop, a Lenovo ThinkPad Nano, allows me to roam more freely, while having enough speed and memory to power my various contiguously-running applications when I’m in the office.

Central portrait screen is good for seeing a lot of text at once.

I have projects in progress, and despite last year’s stumbles, I’m generally hopeful, and hard at work… we’ll see how things pan out.

I hope that your own new year brings you all you need, and some lovely things that you didn’t know you wanted but are happy to have!


Me, 2024.  Hanging out in my office. Unwashed hair, and no makeup, because I’m an artist, dammit!