To get: New earphone pieces, keyboard/workstation cleaning supplies.
In HTML format, using MS Word as my email editor, em dashes import recognizably into TextEdit. Hallelujah.
Think about energy flows; seriously, spend some time, some measured time in hours, thinking about how much energy is needed to do certain amounts of work, such as to keep a human body going in good condition for a day, as compared with, say, the amount of energy required to power a 100-watt light bulb for a day. Think about where that power must come from. This is an effort of comparisons, an effort that can take the form of a short essay.
Among other things, a simple Google search on Noel Perrin’s Giving Up the Gun, which from its copyright page I knew had been printed in The New Yorker in 1965, yielded box 603 of manuscripts “run & killed” by The New Yorker between 1959 and 1966, as archived at the New York Public Library.