I realized if I actually want to write anything here other than the “monthly update” style stuff, I want to be able to write little snippets — but also, I don’t always want to add a title. And it should be possible to stop writing at the end of a paragraph, like this one.


I started on the first one when I had to stay at home for a few months when I broke my leg, and when that was done, I felt … “hey, I should do this again!”

Then I got another one but I realized I didn’t really have enough free time, which led me to carve out thirty minutes once every two weeks,to spend on this.

Also this second time, I decide to take frequent snapshots of what I was doing, and … I have this amateurish video I made on my phone:


(it’s just a Dropbox link; presumably there’s a smarter way to go about these things).

When I was done with the second one I looked back and found I had roughly done two of these in two years, at a very slow and steady pace … this should be turned into an “annual event” of sorts.

So, I have a third puzzle I’ve started on now (and incidentally, discovered that Ravensburger has quite the collection too; the first two were from Eurographics), which means I should be writing about it about this time next year 🤞.

Monthly recap (March 2019)

Spring blossom, looking a lot like snow!
Spring blossom, looking a lot like snow!

Major updates:

  • Winter => Spring, finally
  • Great mini-weekend trip to Asilomar/Pacific Grove

Minor updates:

  • Red-tape-y stuff around passport renewal/visas
  • Some attempts at improving personal organization
  • A week with Tara while Shivi was out
  • Got started on the next annual puzzle 😐
  • Various birthdays/play dates …


  • Didn’t really read much at all 😦
  • Season 1 of The Romanoffs on Netflix (favorites: episode 3, 1, 8, in that order)
  • Re-watched bits of The Prestige (do this from time to time :/)
  • Season 1 of After Life on Netflix
  • Depressing documentary that made me more pessimistic about humanity: Behind the Curveon Netflix

Interesting links: March 2019

Two images, six months apart in mirroring latitudes, capturing the galactic plane