2) This morning’s devotional included #286 from Baltasar Gracián’s The Art of Worldly Wisdom: “Don’t go completely into debt with anyone and everyone . . . Freedom is more precious than the gift that makes us lose it . . . Above all, when yo are given an obligation, don’t take it as a favor. Most of the time it is the cleverness of others that has placed you in that position.”
3) With less than two hours to go, it’s an open question whether I’ll get something significant accomplished by 11 AM, but that doesn’t mean I’m giving up!