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Friday, 22 September 2017


In the morning, listening to the self-titled 1971 album by Ikarus I collected i+1 sentences from HP1. And later in the day I did more language to music. I’ll do anything if I like it, and if it works—part of the message that I want to get across.

Yesterday was also world don’t-use-your-car day. And so the buses were free. Since I had my Kindle on me, I read while I waited, and I read while I rode.

I even caught the bus down to Marsh in the evening, where I did a little more i+1 plus some writing. 

J+2 D+0.3 G+0.2 = J7.6D0.8G0.5

Thursday, 21 September 2017


If I listen to an album while working, then I’ll be able to measure my language activity in those units. That was the idea. However, only certain activities lend themselves to that. And even for those that do, I’m apt to get distracted and diverted into researching old music and musicians. 

I need something else, but I’m not prepared to have up to a dozen stopwatches in my pocket—one for each language—ticking away! For sanity’s sake, I’m just going to have to put up with guesstimates.

I’ve started Het Laatste Boek, and I’m continuing Die Harry Potter Gesamtausgabe.

J +1, D +0.5, G +0.3 = J5.6D0.8G0.3

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


I picked up a magazine at work. It was a Dutch one I’d left there weeks ago. Before I knew it, just by browsing, I’d put in an increment of time.

Later in the day, a similar thing happened when I opened up a book in German.

I want to ‘announce’ that, as well as to report the cumulative total. But J5.1D0.7G0.3 looks simply too ugly. On the other hand, listing every practice item separately is going to eat into my 100-word count.

Probably the best thing to do is to include an extra line or two as a footnote.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017



That code indicates that this 100-word journal has also become a log—a tally of hours. That’s okay, because both of those are keystone habits. I’ve written about where I got the idea for keeping a log/journal (113), and also the term ‘keystone habit’ (but not yet about Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit).

Man, it’s hard to keep track. So keeping this journal also serves as a record. Searching for both of the above, I also happened to recall that I’ve written a 30 day-by-day for-instance re helping people get used to my approach.

I’d completely forgotten that!