Pulling out the essentials wasn't as hard as I thought for this whole blog, it took a month, but it's done. The hard part is putting it together in a meaningful way! I originally meant to post it raw, the way I've rough edited it down, but over a period of time I've grown to want it in some order.
This putting it in order is an ordeal! I'll do the best I can until September and then give up I think and dump it as-is in the Essentials blog.:)