For lack of spectacular things to do, I draw and paint and write. The smells of ground coffee and brand new books thrill me. I think it’s interesting that an atom looks like a tiny solar system, and that our word cognate and the Spanish cognato are themselves cognates. I appreciate attention to detail and an honest effort in love and lawn care. Sometimes I remind myself that I have been wrong about many things; if I am in a mood to be humble, that helps.