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Swing

There are times when I step back out of my head for a moment and try to remember what it was like having my entire life stretched out in front of me like an endless stream, but wanting nothing more than to hop on a swing and never stop.

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Jim Carrey

The only way to it is to step into the river of tears and the sorrows of your life. The things that everyone is avoiding with everything from drugs to drink to sex and gadgets and whatever else you can distract yourself with, all of it is designed for you to never stop going and moving and, for god sakes, not feel the abyss. Don’t allow yourself to feel the abandonment and pain that you’ve suffered. And I’ve done it; I’m through it. I’m sure there will be things that happen again, but I realized that by letting myself fall into it completely, that it’s not to be feared. Death is not to be feared.

Studio Neat Canopy Keyboard Cover and iPad Stand

When I moved to the larger screen of the 12.9″ iPad Pro several months ago, I did so with the full intention of using it as my primary computer. For me, that meant at least trying to embrace the iPad in its purest form by using its software keyboard exclusively.

But as a long-time touch typist, coupled with the amount of writing I was doing on the new device, it didn’t take long for me to look into a physical keyboard. As if on cue, a new product arrived for preorder on Studio Neat’s website that caught my eye, the Canopy Keyboard Cover.

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Starting Over

I was quite an avid blogger at some point. I suppose it was around the time that blog sites were starting to become a thing. WordPress and Movable Type were still pretty new. To have your own little space on the internet during a time when not literally everyone and their cat had a MySpace or Facebook page… there was an air of exclusivity to it. Because it was still difficult to get everything set up and pointing in the right direction.

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