I was up in the middle of the night.
I'd worked on a project shortly before going to bed and that is usually a mistake since thoughts are still bubbling about when I shut my eyes.
Fortunately, it is a good project, even an enjoyable one, and so the thoughts were welcome.
But not at 2 a.m.
So I picked up the latest Hilary Mantel novel and read about Thomas Cromwell's machinations during the reign of Henry VIII.
Great stuff. Her portrayal of Cromwell is one of the best views of any character in literature.
When I set it aside around thirty minutes later, I had also reached a decision on how to proceed with the project. Odd, but as with many things in life, sometimes you head north in order to go south.
Unlike in Cromwell's day, there will be no beheading.
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