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No News Is Good News

by William Jackson on 2005-04-06

Either life just hasnʼt been exciting recently or I canʼt see it as wellas before, or Iʼm taking a break, or Iʼm all out of creativity. Letʼshope none of those are true, except perhaps the “taking a break” part.

On Monday I resolved to obey the following scripture:

Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; cease to find fault one withanother; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bedearly, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies andyour minds may be invigorated. (Doctrine & Covenants 88:124)

Iʼve been doing well with “arise early” for the last year. I wake up atsix oʼclock almost every morning. My problem has been with the “retire”half of the verse. My usual bed time was somewhere between midnight andtwo in the morning. Thatʼs not good.

Therefore, beginning last Monday night, I set a goal to be in my bedwith the lights out at 10:00 PM. If you are trying to get in touch withme, thatʼs when my day ends.

Of course, I want to make it perfectly clear that I wonʼt ignore phonecalls that come later than 10. I wonʼt hate you forever if you wake meup. Just understand that the phone might ring longer than you expect.

In unrelated news, Aaron and I rearranged the furniture in our apartmentlast night. Thereʼs really nothing witty or exciting about that, butitʼs news.

I should probably give a prize to the person who yawned the least whilereading this.