Grading is done, letters of rec are written, hair is cut, most special spouse took black dog to the vet and also raked leaves, have not planted yet, took out some spent annuals, went on a few walks, but my essay is not finished. I decided to take a break. I like writing, but this essay is giving me trouble. The work with the text is fine, I had never problems with that, but it is the how to write about it which is a challenge because of the involved gender issues. I am getting depressed, and that is not good. I will give it a break, get back to it on Sunday.