1) Up at 5 AM quite naturally and quite by accident, and spent two hours working on today's column. I trick myself into thinking the words will come easily, and then . . . but I feel good that I got it done.
2) Yesterday "Roses from the South" kept coming to me.
3) It is now established beyond any doubt that none of my dress shoes are waterproof. And as observed earlier, I have two closets full of nothing to wear!