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Mar 25, 2012
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Nicholson Baker, A Box of Matches

Good morning, it’s 7:38 a.m., and I’m sitting here at my kitchen table. My wife is cooking pancakes. I am wondering what bark is made out of…


  What you do first thing can influence your whole day. If the first thing you do is stump to the computer in your pajamas to check your e-mail, blinking and plucking your proverbs, you’re going to be in a hungry electronic funk all morning. So don’t do it.


Filed under: Nicholson Baker, my reading year 2012

Nicholson Baker, A Box of Matches

Good morning, it’s 7:38 a.m., and I’m sitting here at my kitchen table. My wife is cooking pancakes. I am wondering what bark is made out of…

What you do first thing can influence your whole day. If the first thing you do is stump to the computer in your pajamas to check your e-mail, blinking and plucking your proverbs, you’re going to be in a hungry electronic funk all morning. So don’t do it.

Filed under: Nicholson Baker, my reading year 2012

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