Swimming and lighted windows in Canberra at dusk

My self-improvement initiative to start writing again continues, and setting up this blog tonight on my PC and phone has been a good first step. It’s integrated with Medium now so fuck ever I won’t be logging much into Medium again given my piece of junk Medium app doesn’t work on my Windows Phone and my Wordpress one does.

I headed down to the pool for an enchanting swim today (well, technically yesterday as it’s 3AM). I use the word enchanting liberally. 10 laps. Pathetic effort. The cold is starting to get to me — it’s October and the Canberra inhabitants long for their springtime cheer. As usual on my return the changing room is inhabited by a race of overweight old men who have no aversion to walking around naked. While I grab and towel and maneuver out of my cozzies and into the shower, the rain starts to batter down on the corrugated steel roof in a cacophony that drowns out all thoughts and reverberates off every angle.

I walked around Canberra on my way home. Do you ever gaze up and wonder why there are lighted windows at dusk on a Saturday? Phil and Dudley obviously don’t.

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I take some beautiful shots around Canberra with my new 20MP-equipped Lumia 950 XL Windows Phone, for which I am a very happy customer. To cut a potentially long tangent short, the app range isn’t too bad aside from not having Medium, the hardware is amazing, the price was $499 (marked down from $1100 of the original release), and it comes with Continuum technology which makes it a fully fledged computer when you put it in a docking station. It’s the first iteration and like the Surface Pro tablets will no doubt get better as time goes on.

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Lighted windows at dusk, the far right building is the Federal Education Department building.

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Christmas tree lights going up in Garema Place

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Bunda St, near the Canberra Centre.

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Barry Drive, near ANU.

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More inexplicable lighted windows at dusk.

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Lighted Canberra sunset over a dark backdrop.

It is Day 3 of writing — if we count Friday, and I’m liking the sense of calmness, of renewed focus and reflection it brings. Even though I’ve got the blog plugged into Medium and on my phone, it’s a better type of social media — creating, not just consuming. I’ve been consuming for too long and it’s time to stop.

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