S3 E20 — Celebrate the Anniversary of When Things Seemed So Normal

Yesterday marked the official one year anniversary of the end of the 1-year experiment. I celebrated by updating “February’s 2020” monthly summary to a running account of how the experiment evolved, what I learned along the way, and what surprised me.  

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): The day runs a little like a heist. Much depends on who knows what at which point in the timeline. You may need to create a distraction to make a plan go smoothly.”   Aries

It’s Saturday,  Nope, Sunday.  Yeah that’s it. Oh okay, it’s Thursday, April Fools Day. And, Episode 20 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 1st day of April in the spring of 2021 — which is a three-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic year and then in the pandemic year, and now months after.

Previously from Season Three, the Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E18My Teacher is Sending You to Detention!; S3 E17Guess What? You’re on a Treadmill Just Now Picking Up Speed; S3 E16Quid Pro Quo the Awesome Kind

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E19What’s Percolating in Our Collective Unconscious?; S2 E18What is the Truth and How Can You Tell?; S2 E17Shutting Mountain Resorts Down, Closing Boutiques, Kicking Tourists Out; S2 E16Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo?

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E19Day 19 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E18Day 18 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E17Day 17 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment


Here’s the timeline I’m following in reverse chronological order:


March 2020

Extension of First Year Experiment — 2/24/19 to 3/20/20


Begin Second 1-Year Experiment 

Start COVID-19 2/15/20

February 2020

Pre- COVID-19

First Post on Patreon

January 2020

Launched my Patreon Page

December 2019


November 2019

Start of Scorpio Time — 10/24 to 11/21/20

October 2019

Origins of “Tau of Steves

September 2019

Norway Vacation


August 2019

July 2019 

Jeffersonville and Dexter Vacation

June 2019


May 2019 

April 2019

Mueller Report

March 2019


February 2019

1-Year Experiment — 2/24/19 to 3/20/20

Meanwhile, do we have any TauBits for the Taking today, which ever day it really is?


Yes, the way your Holiday Tau (and Winkler’s and Emma the Baroness’ and mine) makes sense is it describes what I’ve done throughout almost all of my life,  starting way back in high school when friends felt they could lean on my shoulder and spill their guts out about their girl friends becoming their ex-girl friends.  I’ll dive into how this TauBit of Wisdom guided me throughout my work life and career in my “Volume Two — Work” manuscript and “Volume Three — Wisdom and Legacy” manuscripts.

 “5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “It’s true that you often get more out of helping people than you do from being helped. Even so, you could use the lift, and you’ll get offers that would be a shame to pass up.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Haha. I’m not at liberty to say why our Patron Saint, here may have spilled the beans about the timeline of my heist.  Whatever you do, don’t look to Steve Jobs for any clues.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): The day runs a little like a heist. Much depends on who knows what at which point in the timeline. You may need to create a distraction to make a plan go smoothly.”   Aries

Hello there Jobs.  Are you toying with me from above?  Yesterday I felt strung out like from when you’re almost finished with a project, but just another hour or so of effort will actually polish it off so you keep at it until your contact lens goo up and dry out.  Today, I’m consolidating “The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book” with less than a month remaining in the 1-Year Experiment, while working through portions of chapters in “Volume Two — Work” manuscript and “Volume Three — Wisdom and Legacy” manuscript.  

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “You’re on a creative and productive high and will make the most of it by bouncing between three different endeavors, spending two or three hours on each before moving to the next.” Pisces

Oh, that’s just so special of you, Steve.  Are you interpreting the meaning of your Holiday Tau as suggesting I can go right ahead and twist pieces to satisfy my authoring needs, say in a memoir? No, what then?

“4”  Steve Nash, 45:You don’t always feel at liberty to bend a situation to your preferences, but in today’s case, you would be remiss not to. More than that, you will be helped when you apply your excellent taste to making this improvement.”  Aquarius

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7650 to 7742 this week organically grown followers




    • “Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction” by David Enrich.  Before myriads of LLCs and questionable business dealings with Trump, Deutsche Bank wanted desperately to compete on Wall Street which grew out of “scandals related to money laundering, tax evasion, manipulating interest rates, manipulating the prices of precious metals, manipulating the currencies markets, bribing foreign officials, accounting fraud, violating international sanctions, ripping off customers, and ripping off the German, British, and United States governments.”  Enrich’s account fills in details missing from Mary Trump’s  “Too Much is Never Enough”, “A Warning” by Anonymous; “Very Stable Genius”  “Fifth Risk” by Michael Lewis,  “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” by Jim Comey, “Devil’s Bargain” by Steve Bannon, and “Fantasyland” by Kurt Andersen
    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” by Kurt Andersen Both of us, Emma the Baroness and I, have been processing the acquittal of our ex-President — not really being surprised by the “Big Lie” promoting followers in the Senate, but more disappointed after seeing new video documentation of the insurrection and detailed evidence time lines.  I return to Kurt Andersen’s book “Fantasyland” to help me through the process of filtering the unfolding events.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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