was a reading group day. We are working on a graduate textbook I have long wanted to read. It’s great to learn/think about stuff not directly related to a paper I am writing. I am going to go to the library next week and just skim recent issues of journals—-in my field and related fields—-to find out what is going on. I like learning, and thinking about ideas. Now I have time, so now it is time to do it.
God knows if the reading will be useful in one of my own problems. But I don’t care. It is why I have the job.