I really should sit down and ready my 1000 words a day of geologic literature earlier in the day. Often what I read is inspiring and makes me want to go and do things for my own research. But, when I read it late at night, like tonight (and, I confess, many other nights as well), I’m too tired to follow through with the inspiration. Sadly, by the time I’ve slept and started a new day I’ve often forgotten the feeling of inspiration and nothing comes of it. Perhaps by stating this publicly I’ll revise my habit accordingly and gain the benefit thereby.