Boy oh boy, the One Typed Page collection was great, is great. So much to reply to. Well, so much that I found interesting and want to reply to.
JCO — “I am an addict.” Good luck. But do you really need to give it up?
Barbara – Have no worries, I will read the intro, right after I finish up with all the other great stuff there. I always, usually skip intros and forewards and get right to the bits of it, dive in like a cold pool.
Mike in VA – My wife and I are different than you two. I go to bed early, rise early. My wife goes to bed late and rises late. (Usually, not always.) We find the times of solitude to be good for us. I am not sure which one is healthier for a couple. But it works for us, and it seems like you two too.
Catalina – Jury Duty? Oh, I am so jealous. Being on a jury, hearing the sides of the person’s story, ah that sounds great. I have been called to the jury pool many times. Get excited as they call the names of people who will go and be quizzed and then chosen or not. I have never gotten that far. I show up, spend a day, and am reminded that I have done my duty. No more chance of being on a jury for at least two years. Maybe next, time. If you do not want to be on a jury, well, I hope you have my luck.
Tori — You have switched from Morning News to One Typed Page for your morning ritual. Good on ya. I believé it was Thoreau (Kent, do you know?) That once got a paper with the news. It came out once a month. He deemed that plenty of it. A little closer to our times, Ryan Holliday, a writer of stoics and stoicism, advises you to read history. People say nothing changes. So you can read the words of people who have stood the test of time. One suggestion is Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War for the conflict between the USA and China. I will let you know how it turns out.
Daniel – How the last part of the book goes so much faster. I agree, what is it with reading that makes it so? As I read a book the first half seems to last for a long time and then zip! it is over. Oh well, there are other books.
Someone whose name I do not recall – So many things, so many interests, where will we get the time to do them all? All I can figure out is that I go through interests in a circular manner. While it seems that I have given up on something I know I will loop back to it. Eventually.