I played hooky today. I went to Chestnut Hill with Marianne and had lunch on the front porch of the Chestnut Grill. Then I went to Big Blue Marble and browsed through the books with no specific intentions at all. Nothing I wanted to buy for research. Nothing I had to read to keep up with the field. I just bought something for pleasure.
So, all in all, it was a day well and pleasantly wasted.
Okay, yes, I did take the experiment that physicist John Cramer kindly provided me and fit it into what I believe is now the absolute final draft of "The Woman Who Shook the World Tree." But that was fun, so it hardly counts.
And speaking of the poetry of science . . .
If you haven't heard this already, you really need to know about it. Scientists have discovered a new planet. Made entirely out of diamond. F. Scott Fitzgerald's fantasy ain't even in the running.
Check it out here.
Above: What a pleasant place and way/Where and how to waste one's day!