Now we enter that half of the year where the days are longer than the nights. The equinox came this morning at fourteen minutes past midnight. I have to make an effort not to fixate on that single moment. I was asleep anyhow. Better to extend the celebration. The equilux was last Thursday here in […]

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Another advantage of sickness — it can be a good excuse to go on a sobriety binge. I don’t know about anyone else, but when I’m sick my desire to drink alcohol and caffeine diminishes severely. I don’t want anything to make my recovery longer. Actually, let me make a liar of myself. In the […]

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I’m in my annual coffee-reduction mode. Starting in the middle of last week, I’ve cut down to two cups of coffee a day. Come this Wednesday I’ll cut down to one. Then after a week I’ll cut down to none, and see how that goes for a week or two. Then I’ll start guzzling iced […]

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I’ve been off caffeine for six days or so. I feel generally run-down and tired, but I’m not, really. I seem to have the same amount of energy; it’s just my mood that’s tired. I’m a little grumpy and gloomy and irritable. I miss the sense of sharpness, a sense of heightened mental acuity. Actually, […]

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