A while ago (a long while – the note to write this is dated 2008-02-22) I found I was awash with ideas while trying to go to sleep. Rather than suffering (an all too common response), I grabbed a notepad and pencil to put by the bed. While the exact details are lost to time, many of the essays since, and the next several, date from that night and the immediate aftermath.
Unfortunately, it’s not a habit I’ve maintained, so I don’t have much more to say. I’ve put this off so long many of the details of my intent have escaped me – the original title was “Notes and Context” but I’ve forgotten what the context part referred to.