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Re: New years resolution
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2019, 03:22:52 PM »

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Re: New years resolution
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2019, 04:23:17 PM »

To only get on the internet on my cell phone if it is for (a) educational purposes or (b) to play musicónot for mindless surfing.

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Re: New years resolution
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2019, 04:29:37 PM »

I don't make them, because I've learned that the flipping of the calendar is not really a big deal.

But if I did, I think mine this year would be not to read the comments sections of mainstream media news outlets' stories, especially liberal outlets like the NYT and WaPo. The fact that those commenters really believe what they are typing is scary. It's like a liberal echo chamber for the liberal-leaning stories.
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Re: New years resolution
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2019, 04:34:03 PM »

To only get on the internet on my cell phone if it is for (a) educational purposes or (b) to play musicónot for mindless surfing.

I've already failed.
We have some vague designs towards not spending as much time on devices now that the baby is aware of devices. Probably need to read more books.
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Re: New years resolution
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2019, 04:42:52 PM »


To only get on the internet on my cell phone if it is for (a) educational purposes or (b) to play musicónot for mindless surfing.

I've already failed.

We have some vague designs towards not spending as much time on devices now that the baby is aware of devices. Probably need to read more books.

Speaking of kids, I have a couple of ones related to my own.

I have resolved to start taking at least my two older sons on annual camping trips (our youngest isn't really old enough for hikes and whatnot).  This first one will probably be in April.  One advantage to home-schooling is that we can rearrange the boys' school schedule to our advantage when it comes to trips.  For example, it's a lot easier to snag a campsite on a Wednesday night than a Friday or Saturday night.

I have also resolved to get them outdoors more in general, and specifically to get my oldest son to the point where he can ride his bicycle around the neighborhood unsupervised.
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Re: New years resolution
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2019, 04:46:23 PM »


To only get on the internet on my cell phone if it is for (a) educational purposes or (b) to play musicónot for mindless surfing.

I've already failed.

We have some vague designs towards not spending as much time on devices now that the baby is aware of devices. Probably need to read more books.

Speaking of kids, I have a couple of ones related to my own.

I have resolved to start taking at least my two older sons on annual camping trips (our youngest isn't really old enough for hikes and whatnot).  This first one will probably be in April.  One advantage to home-schooling is that we can rearrange the boys' school schedule to our advantage when it comes to trips.  For example, it's a lot easier to snag a campsite on a Wednesday night than a Friday or Saturday night.

I have also resolved to get them outdoors more in general, and specifically to get my oldest son to the point where he can ride his bicycle around the neighborhood unsupervised.
Iím not especially outdoorsy, but thatís mainly because my parents werenít and didnít know how to learn to be outdoorsy. I need to change that.
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Re: New years resolution
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2019, 10:23:20 PM »

I don't make them, because I've learned that the flipping of the calendar is not really a big deal.

But if I did, I think mine this year would be not to read the comments sections of mainstream media news outlets' stories, especially liberal outlets like the NYT and WaPo. The fact that those commenters really believe what they are typing is scary. It's like a liberal echo chamber for the liberal-leaning stories.

NYT and WaPo are not liberal outlets; they're neutral. Actual liberal outlets include Vox and HuffPost.
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Re: New years resolution
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2019, 10:33:20 PM »

I don't make them, because I've learned that the flipping of the calendar is not really a big deal.

But if I did, I think mine this year would be not to read the comments sections of mainstream media news outlets' stories, especially liberal outlets like the NYT and WaPo. The fact that those commenters really believe what they are typing is scary. It's like a liberal echo chamber for the liberal-leaning stories.

NYT and WaPo are not liberal outlets; they're neutral. Actual liberal outlets include Vox and HuffPost.

The Washington Post is Neutral?   They jab at Trump in articles not even relevant to politics or the President.

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Re: New years resolution
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2019, 11:12:49 PM »

I think mine this year would be not to read the comments sections [...]

Pretty good idea to follow that for anything and everything, unless it's an area in which you have no idea what you're doing (examples: repairing something unfamiliar or new to a hobby/pastime).

Never understood the point of New Year's Resolutions; if I want to stop doing something, you just start doing the right thing...now, as in NOW.
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Re: New years resolution
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2019, 09:36:23 AM »

 
I don't make them, because I've learned that the flipping of the calendar is not really a big deal.

But if I did, I think mine this year would be not to read the comments sections of mainstream media news outlets' stories, especially liberal outlets like the NYT and WaPo. The fact that those commenters really believe what they are typing is scary. It's like a liberal echo chamber for the liberal-leaning stories.

NYT and WaPo are not liberal outlets; they're neutral. Actual liberal outlets include Vox and HuffPost.

The Washington Post is Neutral?   They jab at Trump in articles not even relevant to politics or the President.


The most liberal newspaper I know is not really a newspaper, but it't Now this news. It's crazy.
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Re: New years resolution
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2019, 10:50:22 AM »

I need to spend more time on my projects.  I have 2-3 articles in various stages of completion for Jefferson Highway, plus a possible road-related book ...maybe a second one, eventually.

I just need to learn to be more focused.
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Re: New years resolution
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2019, 11:42:55 AM »

I don't make them, because I've learned that the flipping of the calendar is not really a big deal.

But if I did, I think mine this year would be not to read the comments sections of mainstream media news outlets' stories, especially liberal outlets like the NYT and WaPo. The fact that those commenters really believe what they are typing is scary. It's like a liberal echo chamber for the liberal-leaning stories.
NYT and WaPo are not liberal outlets; they're neutral. Actual liberal outlets include Vox and HuffPost.
The Washington Post is Neutral?   They jab at Trump in articles not even relevant to politics or the President.

They probably claim neutrality, but in this era, you can just state the facts and still come across as biased to people who's preconceptions are on the opposite end of the spectrum.
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