Get up at 11, take a shower and get dressed, practice writing the daily six Chinese, leave home around noon. Walk around town, maybe for a cheap lunch or the post office or bank or stationary store. Work starts at 1 and I have a ten minute break after each fifty minute class, ending at 7:50. Usually I “disappear” so the kids don’t bother me or beg for snacks. I usually come right home after work and go to the gym from about 8:30 to 10:30. Sometimes I go out for dinner and drinks, not getting back until about the same time as I would from the gym, but in no state to do anything productive, only wanting to drink more. Then I stay up for a while reading twenty pages of Infinite Jest, maybe listen to an album and work on some stories or an odd novel or too.

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