Over the last two days, I’ve been working on three typewriters: a 3-bank Underwood portable, a Corona 3, and a flat-top Standard Corona. Working on typewriters becomes a form of therapy. It involves patience and careful tinkering; it also is very relaxing. Teaching involves a lot of mental work. Working with my hands is a wonderful escape. Everybody needs a hobby. I also believe that good living means making full use of our human form: exercising different cognitive skills, being critical, being creative, trying new things, and testing the senses. If you have a white collar job, learn to make furniture. If you have a blue collar job, play chess. Everyone should read; everyone should exercise his or her physical being. This isn’t always easy—in fact, it’s damn hard—but it makes the brain and body happy. Be as many selves as possible.