It’s All Bad News, So Make a Balzac Rolodex

The good news?

There is none.

The Guardian: “Bannon appointment deepens fears of racism.”

The New York Times:  “President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition plunged into disarray with the abrupt departures of aides who had handled national security and foreign policy matters.”

Well, I’m going to chill.  I voted for Hillary Clinton, and she won the popular vote. Did my vote count?  I suppose.  Some of my candidates got elected, and that’s the best I could do.

Thank God I don’t have to go through that election again.


A couple of days ago I wrote about how I needed a Balzac rolodex to  keep track of the recurring characters.  My rolodex arrived in the mail today!  It is so much fun to write this information on cards.  So much more fun than spreadsheets, and like the old card catalogues, more efficient once it’s done.

The rolodex would work for any long series.  God knows who all those characters are in George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones.

And I  bought a letter opener to  cut the pages of an old edition of Clara Bell’s translation of Modeste Mignon.  Much easier than cutting the pages with index cards!

I hope you’re having a good Tuesday night!