Notes on the experience of musing. I didn’t add this category until after writing musing 650, so there are likely many meta-musings missing. I hope to link to them eventually. For now, most can still be found in the list of musings on writing.
On the genesis of Sam’s Assorted Musings and Rants (Essay #5)
Why I started this site.
On the form of these musings and rants (Essay #11)
Why I’m putting my essays on a Web site and not a ’blog or Twitter feed.
Following my muse (Essay #88)
How I choose what to write about each day.
Closing in on one-hundred essays (Essay #95)
Getting ready for some kind of milestone (or centistone).
My one-hundredth essay of the day (Essay #100)
Do you take requests? (Essay #140)
Thoughts on what I should do when readers request that I write about something.
Why are you doing this? (Essay #141)
An answer to a series of questions I received about these essays.
Removing another essay (Essay #145)
Reflections on the need to remove essays.
A few forthcoming essays (Essay #146)
Almost what it says. A potential preview of some upcoming essay topics.
Pursuing the serious, settling for the frivolous (Essay #156)
Why I’m recently been writing essays about myself rather than other topics.
An introduction to a month of technical essays (Essay #174)
A note for my regular readers on the month onDon’t embarrass me; don’t embarrass yourself.
Sam, you’re losing your audience (Essay #184)
A followup to a comment from a reader.
Writing on the road (Musing #266)
Why I didn’t get many essays posted.
My muse may be on spring break (Musing #269)
On not writing.
My muse is still away for spring break (Musing #270)
On continuing to not write.
Too many topics, too little time (Musing #300)
A potential new name for this collection.
Three-hundred and sixty-five musings (Musing #365)
Not an anniversary.
I don’t read your footnotes (Musing #385)
Then why read my musings? The end notes are the best part.
A new record? (Musing #393).
Something like five or six.
Eleven and one months of daily musings (Musing #399)
Starting new series.
Four-hundred musings (Musing #400)
Another milestone, or perhaps millstone.
What happened? (Musing #421)
An explanation for a week off of musing.
Wrapping up (Musing #426)
The last musing of a day of musings (or is that a day of musing).
One year of nearly-daily musings (Musing #433)
And a related anniversary.
On hiatus (Musing #455)
Pausing musing, not because I want to, but because I have to.
Why keep musing? (Musing #500)
Too much to write (Musing #520)
Why doesn’t the length of my list of topics to write about ever decrease?
Failing to muse (Musing #528)
One of those days that I just can’t write.
Missing fifty-five musings (Musing #538)
It appears that I don’t muse every day.
Choosing a topic (Musing #548)
My current strategy for choosing a musing.
The evolution of a musing (Musing #570)
From muse to musing.
A second anniversary (Musing #606)
Reflecting on two years since the first musing.
Whoops (Musing #616)
Forgetting the end-of-month musing.
An introduction to SamR’s musings for members of SIGCSE-members (Musing #636)
Some day I’ll write a real introduction.
An introduction to SamR’s Assorted Musings and Rants (Musing #643)
My latest attempt at proving context to the musings.
You can’t always write what you want (Musing #647)
Sometimes you might just find that you write what you need.
Back from vacation (Musing #661)
An explanation for a week of missing musings.
Musings you’ll never read (Musing #679)
A few that got away.
System downtime (Musing #687)
External constraints on musing.
Someone else’s musings (Musing #751)
I’m not alone in using the term.
More musings by others (Musing #754)
I’m not even the only Sam who uses the term.
Clearing cruft (Musing #771)
Dealing with the musingsproject.
Dreaming about musing (or vice versa) (Musing #785)
What is my subconscious trying to tell me?
Starting a new sketchbook (Musing #800)
A minor purge.
More musings I’ll fail to finish (Musing #820)
Some that were purged.
My muse takes a vacation (Musing #845)
One reason I wasn’t writing.
I’m back (I think) (Musing #861)
A return to writing (I hope).
Failing to rant (Musing #874)
Have I beomce too polite?
Prelude to my next musing (Musing #999)
What’s in a name?
Reaching One Thousand (Musing #1000)
An achievement, of sorts.
Musing 1024 (Musing #1024)
Going beyond ten bits. Or more than a buck and a quarter.
Comfortable structures (Musing #1046)
You should know what to expect.
Attempting to understand my readers (Musing #1056)
Sam trolls for comments and compliments.
Going on hiatus (Musing #1105)
It’s never good when my musings begin with a list of positives.
Considering a return from hiatus (Musing #1107)
Musing Twelve Hundred (more or less) (Musing #1200)
I’ve written more than 1200. So does that makes this more or less?
I miss your musings (Musing #1216)
I’m not sure how to respond.