I walk to work a lot these days. Such a nice way to commute and commune. My New Year's resolutions the past few years have been about becoming a nicer person and trying to un-complicate my life. I'm doing well on both fronts, regardless of the opinions of those around me.
Walking allows a lot more time for open-ended thinking. I'm not necessarily trying to work out particular problems, just letting the brain stumble-upon itself, hopefully in a positive manner.
I find myself continually writing letters-to-the-editor or commenting on various websites like CBC Radio, CinemaClock and service organizations that I interact with. This leaves me vaguely un-satisfied. What I really need is a place to post my ramblings. A public blog like this forces me to focus my thoughts and clean up my writing.