don't be nervous. work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.

February 15, 2012
  1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.
  2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to "Black Spring."
  3. Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.
  4. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!
  5. When you can't create you can work.
  6. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.
  7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.
  8. Don't be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.
  9. Discard the Program when you feel like it--but go back to it next day. Concentrate. Narrow down. Exclude.
  10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.
  11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.

iPhone GTA3. Kind of amazing to have the microcosm of Liberty City in my pocket, but the controls sap all the kinetic fun out of it.
Envisioning a Post-Campus America -- thought-provoking McArdle piece on the implications if there was a major shift to e-learning that supplanted the traditional 4 year degree.
How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
Thomas Jefferson

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/the-way-greeks-live-now.html fascinating article on Greece. Had little idea how extreme the situation was there.