Note on the written word
I cruised into a corporate bookstore (Borders) near where I live. After perusing some literature, I thought a Big Lebowski thought.
The Dude: "Oh man, my thinking about this case had become very uptight. Yeah."
Basically I realized that the stuff I read -- on the Internets, mainly -- is not good for much. Libraries are better -- fingering a book, getting an idea, picking up another book.
And now I am in a neighborhood book club, and excited about it. People can be surprisingly receptive about Heart of Darkness.
So, read books. Think about Henry James thoughts on "the artist's soul". And think less about this ongoing disaster:
The Dude abides.
No profanes - sacred