I spend a lot of my day just thinking. I think that thinking is very important. Today, I have been thinking about Kleist, Melville, literary theory, German translation, the translation of words to images, Edgar Lee Masters, Patrick F. Durgin, Josef Conrad, Shakespeare, Sorry for Snake, and Dropsy. Sometimes I feel guilty about thinking so much.
I worked in construction a long time ago. Playful insults fly around a lot. Even the architects seem constantly to tease one another. Sometimes I worry about what carpenters would say about me now that all I do is sit around and think about things.