Did you know that the median number of books read per year, for US citizens, is six?
Did you know that the average American spends less than 20 minutes a day reading? That includes all reading, such as magazines, warning labels, and frozen pizza instructions.
I wonder if my audiobooks count towards that total...
As I passed from Kentucky to West Virginia to Maryland, I stopped and took photographs, lingering in the forests that crowded in along the smaller state highways.
It was great fun to have my thinking brain engaged by a non-fiction book, while my aesthetic brain framed photographs, and my body soaked up the sunlight, fresh air, and mild exercise of exploring. I took as many breaks as I could while still keeping to a schedule.
Sometime in the afternoon I finished the "Wait" book. It had been a very enjoyable read. The last note I made in my phone was:
"Difficulty lies not in finding new ideas, but in adequately escaping old ones."
Arrr! Wanna buy some insurance?
... But despite my schedule, I ran into the Washington DC traffic. Screwed up intersections, constant construction detours, aggressive drivers, nasty air... It was quite a change from the rest of the day. Nevertheless I battled my way into the center of the city and got a waaayyy overpriced motel room, putting me close to the metro system and the Smithsonian Institute buildings.