Thinking and reading too much to write for a few days. I’m trying to get a basic grasp of things that basically don’t exist: money, religion, identity, structures — the usual.

Unnaturally warm these few weeks. Last time this happened was in the Fifties and was accompanied by extreme cold. I’m wary. And thinking. My heat comes from piped gas, electrical space heaters. electric mattress heaters, pet warmers, and emergency camping heater. This old house is not well-insulated. Should I have a wood stove installed in the house? I have one in the garage. It can’t be properly used in the house.