December 7, 2001
I've been granted a free few extra hours, hours needed to recover, to rest. I retreat into my favorite solitary entertainment - a book. Become an armchair traveler to another time or place or a parallel universe. Along the way, inevitably, tidbits of local geography, historical political intrigues or other arcane lore are acquired. A good book is new food for dreams. And the talents that create the fascinating true fables entrance me….Austin, Gibson, Heinlein, Ellison, Gaiman. And even if tonight is only a cheap escape into my favorite, "secret" vice, historical romance, it still will be an evening well spent.