1/2/15, Day 14,522 (Mercena Day 140): Mapping Planets
This day is so named because I spent both day and night creating maps. During the day, I returned to the office at TCG, where much of my energies were spent completing a rough draft page of a map of theatres of color in the U.S. It was fascinating to discover so many theatres I hadn’t heard of, and to see their full reach and impact. I hope we’re able to push the page live soon.
My night mapping was somewhat more fanciful: I worked on a map of a future Mars for the After Earth novel series I’m writing. I’ve finished a chapter and a half of this book, but always put it away to work on plays. I’m feeling like I’ve prioritized plays for long enough, and a new year is a good time to focus instead on novels and writing for TV/film. We’ll see how long it lasts; no sooner had I begun writing new pages for After Earth but a new play idea popped into my head (you’ll have to wait, new comic spy thriller).
Mercena celebrated her 20th week birthday by surviving another round of shots at the doctor’s and falling more quickly asleep at bedtime than she has in weeks….although as I write this at 12:48 AM, I hear her stirring…
Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…
Writing: 171 out of 220 days (After Earth)
Spanish: 141 out of 220 days
Music: 71 out of 126 days
Yoga: 7 out of 10 days
No alcohol: 2 out of 2 days
What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”)
- Shopped, ate and cooked local, organic, vegetarian food, and used cloth diapers for Mercena;
- Asked L’Oréal CEO Jean Paul Agon to remove known cancer-causing chemicals from products;
- Asked Obama to consider a nominee for the Treasury Department vacancy without such close ties to investment banking;
- Asked Starbucks to drop out of an anti-GMO labeling lawsuit against Vermont. I’m not necessarily against all GMOs, but I am for transparency.