Maybe I ate a little too much.  Just came back from a great dinner.  A lovely piece of steak, grilled perfectly.  A very nice Cabernet.  Everything was so good.

I should have blogged before leaving to go to the dinner.  How can you have an edge after a meal like that?  It’s completely knocked off.

How can I let this happen?  With the End of Civilization just 13 days away?  I have to stay sharp, stay focused, stay hungry!

But the next four years are going to be a marathon, not a sprint.  We’re only going to restore the forward progress of humanity – or at least retard the backslide – if we take care of ourselves.  We can only take care of others if we take care of ourselves.

Self-care, even the occasional self-indulgence, is not a failure.  Its restorative qualities enable more good.