I’ve been out of town for six days. In a misguided burst of efficiency, I took only a couple of books. I left The book I’d been reading, Niles Eldredge’s “The Miner’s Canary,” because I had only a chapter or two to read. But the book is essentially all one long essay in an area I don’t know in detail. So now I feel that I have to back up a few chapters to refresh my memory. Maybe I should just finish it, then read the whole book again to make sure it’s fixed in my mind.
UPDATE: I finished it on Friday.