*It turns out that it's the formal writing that had thrown me. The earlier book didn't have so much of it, but I could see where the writing for the newer book came from. So I plan to finish the newer book.
I usually take trash and recycling out on Wednesday, but 5pm is when it's the hottest (90F today) so I'll see about taking it out tomorrow -- maybe early in the morning before I go to bed. I'm going to try pushing forward tonight -- after all, 9am is 16 hours from when I got up, so maybe I can get a couple more. Maybe I'll be sleeping in the recliner with Spirit, we'll see.
In Good Housekeeping's interview with Michelle Obama, she says Mother's Day requires fries.
Martin Gardner's obituary from the WashPost.